Tag - emergency preparation

5 Ways to Be Prepared for Any Situation

No one in the United States resides in an area that is entirely free of some type of emergency or natural disaster. Some emergencies, such as home fires, windstorms, and lightning strikes, can happen anywhere. Other natural disasters occur more often in certain regions of the country. 

For instance, earthquakes occur more in the central and western parts of the country. Hurricanes affect people in states along the coasts, while winter storms occur in the northern regions of the United […]

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Prepping 101: Emergency Preparedness on the Trail

Every hiker, no matter their experience, will tell you that the most important thing while out on the trail is safety. It is vital to prepare beforehand in case the unfortunate event of an accident occurs.

Incidents on the trail vary greatly depending on the terrain, so it is very important you first do your research on the area you will be hiking. 

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Emergency Kit Basics

When it comes to the basics one of the most important elements is ease of […]

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Hurricane Season Has Arrived: Here’s What to Know in 2019

For some in the United States, June 1st brings gleeful anticipation of sunshine and white sand beaches. But for much of the country, June 1st has a different meaning. It marks the arrival of hurricane season.

Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June 1st to November 30th, and the average number of significant storms per year1 from data collected from 1981-2010 is 12.1—and an average of 6.4 of those storms are hurricanes, with 2.7 listed as major hurricanes. And as the […]

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Basic Survival Skills You Should Know

Even if you are not an avid fan, there is a good chance you’ve seen at least one episode of Survivor, which aired for the first time in May 2000. If reality shows aren’t your thing, perhaps you’ve watched survival-related documentaries or fictional movies. It’s only natural to question what you would do if faced with potential life and death scenarios such as being stranded in the wilderness. However, most of us do not follow up on those thoughts […]

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Camping Water Safety: Fishing, Boating and More

The most popular activity people participate in during camping trips is hiking, but polls indicate that many campers enjoy recreational activities involving water such as boating and fishing. Here are a few insightful stats from a 2015 outdoor recreation trends report.

About 87 percent of campers participate in other outdoor activities while camping.
Number of campers participating in water-related activities: Fishing: 18 percent, Kayaking: 14 percent, Canoeing: 11 percent, Boating: 6 percent, Rafting: 5 percent, Wakeboarding: 3 percent.
Boating participation has increased, […]

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Non-Food Items to Keep in Your Emergency Kit

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 50 percent of adults in the U.S. do not have the resources and plans in place to deal with a possible emergency. Preparing a well-rounded emergency kit is an important step to ensuring the safety and well-being of family members should disaster strike. When you are preparing an emergency kit, there are some obvious items such as flashlights, food, and water, but many people forget other important items. […]

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What To Do During An Earthquake

The recent earthquakes in Nepal were truly devastating, as thousands of people lost their lives and countless homes were destroyed. Because parts of the United States are susceptible to earthquakes, such as the entirety of the west coast, it’s important for people to understand how to stay safe during an earthquake. Here are a few tips, sourced from the CDC, concerning what to do when you’re caught either outside or indoors during an earthquake.
Outdoors: If you’re outside when the […]

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How To Create Extra Space for Food Storage – 14 Ideas To Stretch A Small Footprint

If you’re living in an apartment or small house, finding the room for food storage can be a little tricky. And if you have kids, the problem compounds even more. What little space you have shrinks exponentially. But don’t give up hope! With a little creativity, there are likely some underutilized spaces in your home, that can easily be re-purposed for some extra food storage.
14 Places You Can Store Extra Food

Create False Bottoms in Cupboards:
If you have low cupboards […]

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How To Survive an Emergency Shelter: 13 Essentials to Take With You

Emergency personal do their best to keep people comfortable, but the best course of action is to be entirely self-sufficient. If you find you have to evacuate to a shelter, you’ll be a lot more comfortable if you have everything you need for a few days. And, if you have to evacuate you probably won’t have a lot of time to gather supplies, which is why it’s a good idea to keep an old duffle or suitcase packed and […]

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10 Emergency Items You Didn’t Know You Needed

In a recent blog post we wrote about hurricane predictions for 2014. Hurricane season begins June 1st so now is a good time to check your supplies or get supplies together. The Red Cross has a good list of basic supplies you need in your kit, but here are a few things you may not have thought of:

Cash:
We’re all use to the convenience of debit and credit cards. However, if the power is out, ATMs and swipe machines are […]

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