How to be Prepared for Natural Disasters
By Michelle Lim
In today’s world, there are a lot of reasons to worry about natural disasters. After watching the recent storm, Hurricane Sandy, hurl through the states of New York and New Jersey, many people are wondering if they are prepared for a natural disaster. Millions of people lost power in Hurricane Sandy and a lot of people were turned out of their homes, many of which have been destroyed. Some people were caught entirely unprepared, while others seemed to fare better. Some of this is luck – if your home was in Sandy’s path it was not due to lack of preparation – but for some people, the right preparation made all the difference. Continue reading
Hello readers! Emma here, and I just want to apologize for my lack of posting lately. As a quick update, things have been very hectic around here. I am happy to say that all of our little Jack Russell puppies found their new homes and they are doing wonderfully with their new families. My husband and I are expecting our first baby, a little boy, in February next year, so that has been keeping us extremely busy (especially since we found out that our little guy has some very serious complications.) Other than that, I haven’t been blogging too much, just occasionally updating a blog that I have about subluxing peroneal tendons (for which I have had surgery twice) and writing an occasional update on the blog at proformcoupon.com.
You may remember a post that I featured a few months ago from Sequoia Scott who has an adorable and informative blog over at sequoiasgarden.blogspot.com. She knows that I have been unable to write for this site, and she graciously has written up another guest post to be featured here! Her topic is especially relevant in light of the recent Hurricane Sandy. Thousands of people were reliant on the help of their neighbors, communities, and emergency responders. It is always important to be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of your neighbors so that you can be better prepared yourself. And if you are constantly working towards self improvement you can be an asset to many when disaster strikes. Enjoy this wonderful post from Sequoia, and don’t forget to check out her blog and follow it so that you don’t miss out on any of her wisdom in the future!
NETWORKING IN AN EMERGENCY
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When you put together 72 Hour Kits for your family, don’t forget the youngest members! Even if your baby isn’t born yet, it is still a good idea to have a kit for them as well. These can easily be made by gathering the following items and placing them into an extra diaper bag. Keep this kit with the 72 Hour Kits for the rest of your family and each person will be ready for an emergency. If you would like to embed this infographic to your site, there is a code right underneath the graphic! Continue reading
I found an article a few days ago that has been on my mind quite a bit. The article can be found here. But if you don’t want to read it, I’ll tell you what the basic gist of it is. Columbia Food Laboratories conducted a recent study testing the oxygen levels in a couple of major food storage brands. Oxygen is one of the four factors that can reduce the shelf life of food (the others are heat, light, and moisture). Ideally, any long term food storage should contain less than 2% oxygen. Continue reading
Some crazy things have been going on here in our fair country! I hope that everyone had a safe and exciting Independence Day holiday yesterday!
Photo of the fire burning in Alpine right now
I live in Utah, and it feels like the entire state is up in flames. Other western states are in big trouble as well, namely Colorado! I have a dear friend who is a firefighter here in Utah, and she hasn’t had a day off of work in over a month. We are lucky that a fire hasn’t come anywhere near our house, but many others haven’t been so lucky. Continue reading
So, I’m guessing you all heard about the zombie outbreak that happened last week? If not, immediately read up on it here, to avoid looking clueless.
Now, before I started writing for this blog, the writer wrote a post about a zombie outbreak, but I figure it’s high time that I write my own now, with the surge of zombie news we have been seeing. Continue reading
Hey everyone! Having just practiced earthquake safety during the Great Utah Shakeout last month, I feel that I am a lot more prepared for an earthquake. However, there are a lot of things that I didn’t really think about, and Amy has done a great job of laying out other survival methods in her guest post. Apparently there is a huge fault running through Utah, so an earthquake is a very real possibility for those of us who live here. Thanks for a great post Amy!
Today we have a guest post with some basic survival tips, and a review of what may be needed in an emergency situation! Enjoy!
There are several legitimate sources for finding emergency preparedness information, and the Red Cross is one of these sources that provide us with information on averting and dealing with the most likely disasters. Some of these include earthquakes, large fires, chemical spills and water contamination, as well as various forms of terrorism, and even pandemics that can lead to social and civil unrest. Continue reading
I know that I just wrote a post about water storage, but I came across something new today that I hadn’t seen before, so I figured I should share it with you! It’s called a WaterBob. Basically it’s a large plastic lining that goes into your bathtub, and you would fill it at the first sign of an emergency, so that you can have 100 gallons of water ready to use. That’s enough to keep a family of 5 living comfortably for about 20 days.
It comes with a hand pump that will attach to the openings for easy removal of the water inside. As I see it, there are some pros and cons to having a WaterBob for your water storage. Continue reading
Sorry for posting two guest posts in a row, but I just can’t resist! Our readers are supplying me with some amazing information that I feel should be passed on to the rest of you! This awesome post and very informative infographic is a wonderful asset to our plan to be prepared! There are many hints that could save your life mentioned, as well as a preparedness checklist, so pay close attention! Continue reading