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Ways to stay connected during and after an emergency

It is absolutely imperative to have communications as an integral part of your emergency preparedness plans. With communication devices, it is possible to keep abreast with developments as they occur and maintain contact with friends and family during a crisis situation. In addition, communication devices give us a means of assessing how bad the aftermath of disaster/emergency actually is. Furthermore, because we should not believe outright what government mouth pieces spew, communication devices can serve to inform us about actual ground facts. There are several type of communication devices you should consider to include in your emergency supplies: Phones, radios, cellular phones, and the internet. Communication Devices Radio A generic battery-operated AM/FM radio will give you the opportunity to follow emergency broadcasts and the local news. In addition, there are a few radio models in the market that utilize a hand-crank for power. Solar cells are often included with these types o

The Safe Room Can Save Lives

A safe room is an ultra-secure, fortified enclosure that provides protection to its occupants in the event of a life-threatening situation. Safe rooms (also known as panic rooms) are gaining popularity with each passing day as they become the primary choice for protection from powerful storms, fires, intruders, nuclear, biological, and chemical attacks. These fortified rooms protect their occupants from inhaling harmful, deadly airborne toxins from radioactive fallout, biological toxins, and chemical agents. In addition, safe rooms also provide security for home pets during moments of danger. At the most basic level, a typical safe room is comprised of walls made of reinforced steel and concrete, and has no windows. However, high-end contemporary safe rooms are high-tech, especially the ones built for the wealthy, are more elaborate and come with a high price tag. Unfortunately, a good number of people who build panic rooms are preoccupied with protecting possessions. Although there is

Home Water Storage and Purification For Starters

We all know that people can go on for sometime without food, but without water it's a whole different ball game. Water is the most essential part of any food storage system. However, compared to its importance, water receives very little attention. People are prone to underestimate its significance and having stored water available. This great, life giving and life-preserving resource is always called upon first during any emergency. An individual without water will suffer dehydration, heat stroke, and muscle cramps. Death usually occurs after 5-9 days without water. In times of emergency, your source of water may become contaminated or even cut off for many conceivable reasons. The only way to counter these dangerous possibilities is to have your own stored water and the capacity to purify extra water should you require it. The typical person in the United States of America consumes 24,605 liters of water a year, and realistically it is not practical for the average prepper to sto

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