Survival and Self-sufficiency
As the East Coast is being hammered by the second snowstorm in less than a week, many Americans are looking for was to stay safe and protect their property from damage.
In addition to producing high heating bills, the cold weather that has gripped much of the country poses health dangers related to hypothermia, especially in the elderly. However, there are ways to protect oneself from excessive loss of body heat both at home and outdoors.
Over the New Year’s holiday, torrential rains swept the southeast coast of Brazil, causing catastrophic mudslides that have killed at least 75 people and resulted in millions of dollars in property damage.
As an arctic freeze that hit most of the country in the last few weeks caused at least nine deaths, Americans may benefit from expert tips on how to stay safe during a winter emergency.
As cold weather arrives in parts of the U.S., so does the risk of fires resulting from faulty heating equipment or practices. That is why the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) has published a list of suggestions that can help Americans heat their homes safely this winter.
As the country gets ready to set the clocks back one hour on November 1, it may be worth remembering that wintertime brings with it a danger of disasters in certain parts of the country for which Americans should be prepared.
The devastating tsunami that hit Western Pacific Islands, including American Samoa earlier this week, killing at least 168 people, has brought the issue of preparedness and survival into focus once again.
With the beginning of the fall season bears are becoming more active in some parts of the country, and those who plan to spend time outdoors may want to keep in mind a few tips on how to behave if they encounter the large animal.
While hand-washing and cough-covering is very important, experts are saying there is a range of flu-fighting foods that may help vulnerable individuals get throughout the difficult season.
According to the American Financial Services Association Education Foundation (AFSAEF), readying one’s finances for emergencies such as natural disasters is a critical yet often-overlooked part of the preparation process.