Evacuation Kit – Part 2 – Water

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One of the most important things you can have on your Evacuation Kit checklist is water. Water is essential and necessary to survive.  For your evacuation kit, the rule-of-thumb for each kit: 1 gallon of water/day = 3 gallons total. That is the amount needed for water and sanitation.  More may need to be taken [Read On]

Evacuation Kit – Part I – Just DO IT

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Even though we all know we would sleep better knowing we have an evacuation kit…MOST of us don’t have one!

Evacuation Kit – Preface – Have A Plan

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So  you think an emergency won’t happen to you?

Preparedness Manual | chapter 1

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As I’m preparing this, I’m watching ABC news reporting the beginning of the effects of hurricane Sandy on the East Coast. They are saying this is going to be a catastrophe and that 50 million americans will be affected. I’m watching images of a hospital having to transport fragile babies and children from a Manhatten [Read On]

Are You Prepared? | Stockpiling on Food & Water

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Tonight, on the news they are talking about this possible “superstorm” that is planning to hit the East Coast. People are flooding to the stores buying out the food and water. They are saying there may be possible power outages….which means NO REFRIGERATION. I used to have a packed FREEZER full of food.  Of course, [Read On]

Homemade Laundry Soap

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Homemade laundry soap is something I didn’t think I would ever think of making. But after watching this video, it looks easier than I ever imagined!  It doesn’t take that long to make, isn’t that hard, is much cheaper than what you buy at the store, and is ideal for those with sensitive skin.  Who [Read On]

Preparing an Emergency Kit | Shelf Reliance Emergency Corner

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This article and picture are courtesy of shelfreliance.com. The theme of this year’s National Preparedness Month is “Pledge to Prepare,” and if there’s one thing we’d admonish you do to prepare besides having a supply of foods that will sustain you through an emergency, is putting together an emergency kit. If you already have an [Read On]

Aquamira Frontier Filter | The perfect little water filter

Aquamira Frontier Water Filter

I hope the day never comes when I would need to use one of these but isn’t it nice to know there are options? This lightweight, easy-to-use water filter is a perfect addition to your emergency kit. One unit will filter up to 20 gallons of water. Tests indicate that the Frontier Filter will remove 99.9% [Read On]