What would you do if you suddenly found out water was no longer flowing to your home — and wouldn’t be for some time? Hopefully, you have stored some water to last your family for a few days at least (two gallons per day, per person). But if not, you need to look around your home for potential sources of water for the short-term while you make plans to deal with the situation long-term.
While rubbing two sticks together to start a fire worked fine for early man, it’s far from the ideal way to get a fire going in an emergency situation. So it’s best to have multiple options available to you if, or when, you find yourself in a crisis.
The recent cholera outbreak in earthquake-ravaged Haiti demonstrates what can happen in a survival scenario when proper sanitation protocols are not followed.
If you find yourself facing a survival situation and don’t have water already stored, or if your situation drags out and your water supply gets low, you will have to locate water quickly. And if you can’t find bottled water you must take steps to ensure your water is drinkable. The oldest method of water […]
Winter is just around the corner and that should be a reminder to all that staying warm in an emergency situation is a key to survival.
People stay warm by generating and retaining heat and/or gaining it from an outside source. Heat is lost through radiation, conduction, convection and evaporation.
If you’re going on a vacation, you plan your trip. Especially if a family is involved, hours are spent determining where to go, what to do, how to get there, how much you can spend and what to do with the mail and the pets while you’re gone. If you’re getting married, you not only spend countless hours planning every detail of the ceremony, but you’ll often hire a wedding planner to help with that planning.
In a survival situation a proper shelter can make all the difference in whether you survive or perish. Of course, it’s always great if you have a tent in your emergency gear. But that is not always the case. So here’s a quick primer on what you need to do to prepare a shelter, according […]
If you are serious about storing water for an emergency you should make an investment in larger containers. Most containers come in 1-, 5-, 7-, 15-, 30- and 55-gallon sizes. The best choice is the 55-gallon polyethylene (plastic) water drum. Remember, the average person in an average climate needs at least one gallon of water […]
You never know what type of emergency is going to strike, but the most likely scenario involves a natural disaster like a flood, fire, earthquake, hurricane or tornado. If you solely rely on government responders to help you when these disasters strike, history has shown you may have a wait of up to three or […]
“Too many people make the mistake in thinking emergencies only happen to ‘other folks,’” writes Larry Barkdull in his book, Emergency Essentials’ Tips For Preparedness. “Beyond the subject of disaster, being prepared should be a part of your normal provident living. Don’t become overwhelmed. Start with small goals and work consistently.” Barkdull gives the following […]