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Preparedness Tips for Natural Disasters

With the creature comforts that surround many of us, it’s hard to imagine how quickly it all could change. But all you have to do is turn on the news, or ask any disaster survivor, to know that when a natural disaster strikes, your life can be turned upside-down in a matter of hours, minutes or even seconds.

Preventing natural disasters isn’t an option—so, the only alternative is to be prepared for them. No preparedness list will be comprehensive, […]

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Essential Steps to Prepare Your Home for a Natural Disaster

If you live
in an area that is prone to natural disasters, then there are some essential
tips you need to know to keep your home ready for disaster and to ensure you
have it easy in the aftermath of a disaster. The steps will come in handy when
you are trying to survive a natural disaster because you could use them to stay
ready. Each of the steps features important information that is worth noting.

Stocking up on food

Food is
probably the first thing you […]

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Household Prep Plan for Emergencies

No one wants to think about the potential for a natural disaster or another calamity to strike their home or community and affect their family.
As unpleasant as such situations may be to think about, it is important that we consider them in order to plan for what should happen should the circumstances arise.
Having an emergency plan for your household can go a long way toward keeping your family safe in the event of an emergency. By planning and having […]

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Procrastination – Can You Afford the Cost?

Several years ago, I had an experience that haunts me to this day.  If there was any way possible to turn back the clock and re-live that Saturday, it would be such a blessing.  Not because there was anything traumatic or ugly that transpired that day, but just the absolute frustration of an exciting opportunity lost to the far too common ease of procrastination.

A few years after we had purchased a cabin in the high mountains of the Manti-La […]

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Bug-Out-Bag Food: Everything You Need to Know

If you ever find yourself in an emergency situation and need to evacuate, you’ll need a bug-out-bag (BOB) to survive. A BOB should help you survive for up to 72 hours, so it’s important to pack it with any essentials you might need while out in the wild or making your way to safety.
Some of the first things you’ll probably think of packing are water, shelter, some rope, a first-aid kit, a survival knife and, of course, food. It […]

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Patience – the Answers Will Come

My wife and I recently attended a Christmas concert downtown the same night there was a major sporting event a few blocks away.  We hadn’t really thought it through beforehand, but the concert ended about the same time as the sporting event.  We quickly realized what a mistake we’d made.  The traffic, with over 50,000 fans and concert attendees all trying to leave the already congested downtown streets at the same time, became an absolute nightmare!
It was a major […]

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Don’t Get Caught Unprepared!

The Better Business Bureau recently published an article regarding their partnership with FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security in an effort to help families prepare for possible terrorist attack strikes, or natural disasters.
“Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.”, this year’s theme for National Preparedness Month. National Preparedness Month provides an opportunity to remind everyone to prepare themselves and their families now, and throughout the year.
Encouraging awareness is an important goal, but unfortunately, many families will put off properly […]

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Not Just For Emergencies

We talk a lot about having freeze-dried meals ready in case of emergency, but our gourmet just-add-water snacks and entrees have plenty more uses than tiding you over until things are back to normal. After all, most of us would say that our daily lives are far from normal! Here are some ideas for using Wise Company meals to help through life’s little daily emergencies:
Spontaneous outdoor fun 
- Those of us who love the outdoors know you have to […]

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Meals Without Wheels

A recent study funded by the Meals on Wheels organization revealed that 5 million senior Americans, that’s almost 12% of the senior population, face hunger every day. Half of those 5 million are living above the federal poverty line and two thirds of them are younger seniors between the ages of 60 to 65.
These surprising statistics mean that, even if you live in an affluent neighborhood, it’s likely that a senior you know is going hungry, is not getting […]

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Easy RV Meals

RVers face some challenges when it comes to food: vast, empty stretches without restaurants, late-night hauls when everyone is sleeping except the hungry driver, cold food, fast food, the frustration of cooking in a tight space and limited storage can all add up to a lot of expense and stress during what should be a relaxing vacation.
Whether your trip is a family vacation or part of a lifestyle, a little planning and strategy can go a long way. Here […]

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