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Showing posts from April, 2011

Prepare for Tornadoes (Video)

In light of the recent devastating waves of tornado-spawning storms in the South on Wednesday and early Thursday that hit five states killing at least 180 people, I decided to post this basic video that shows ways one can prepare in advance for such disasters.

Prepare in Advance for the Hurricane Season

Early Roof Preparation for Hurricane Season Hurricane season comes around every year, and unless you live far from water, you have a lot of things that may get damaged the next time Mr. or Mrs. Destruction comes around. As you get prepared for a hurricane, you throw as many things into your home that you can possibly think of in hopes of protecting it. After things get started and the storm has set in you know you will probably end up playing board games for the next three days. So what happens if you lose your roof? I'm sure games will certainly be the last thing on your mind. Here are a few things you can check on your roof to help fight the harsh conditions of hurricanes and what you can do to fix them if you need to. Most homes built close to the water today have certain building codes due to the forever chance of a hurricane, especially in Florida. Looking into hurricane straps may be a good first step in preparing your roof for hurricanes. Hurricane straps come in many shapes

Five Essential Steps to Tsunami Preparedness

Indonesia 2004, Chile 2010, Japan 2011: Sizable earthquakes caused Tsunamis that rippled across the Pacific Ocean affecting far more people than just the ones close enough to feel the tremors. When one Pacific Rim country experiences seismic activity, other areas along the rim will have an event in the very near future and frequently that means Tsunami. It's just as important to remember that the Atlantic coastline and even the Gulf of Mexico are just as likely to catch a Tsunami generated by a variety of possible events. Before we get into reaction steps, let us say this about Tsunamis: When you hear a warning of something as "small" as a six-foot wave, don't think of the tall wave that rises up and crashes on the sand at the water's edge. The concept is more like the sea suddenly rising six feet and a wall is coming at you at 300 miles per hour. If this happens, are you ready? Do you know what to do when 20-foot W.A.V.E.S. come racing inland? Warnings - Does you

Is Having Emergency Food a Silly or a Smart Idea?

I compare having a back up food supply to insurance. We have auto insurance, home owners insurance, etc... why not food insurance. I look at food insurance just like I do any other insurance it's best to have it and never need it than to need it one time and not have it. With a back up emergency food supply if you don't need it you can always eat it. You have a couple of options when it comes to having a back up food storage plan. You can prepare your own back up food storage supply or you can purchase ready to go meals that will last 15 plus years. The upside of preparing your own food storage is you can store food you and your family know and like. The downside is typically the shelf life is short and you have to stay on top of rotating your emergency food supply. Your second option is to purchase ready to eat meals that are designed to last 15 plus years. There are tons of companies that offer emergency food storage meals with a shelf life of 15 plus years. The only problem

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