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Preparing Your Home For A Possible Wildfire

There are several factors to consider while preparing your home for a probable or coming wildfire. The most significant concern is time, however the three most critical aspects of house preparation are: 1. Landscaping and eliminating combustible materials as far as possible from the house. 2. Implementing hydration by installing sprinklers on the roof, external decks, and other critical locations, and 3. By sealing the outside of your home and then preparing the interior. For this fast installment, we'll concentrate on sealing the exterior of the home to protect it from some of the numerous threats involved with an impending fire. There are several hazards associated with a wildfire. Extreme radiant temperatures, heated particle smoke and other gasses, winds caused by heat and thermal exchanges with the nearby environment, fallen trees, tiny debris swept about by the winds, and embers aplenty will be falling on your property. Here are just a few things you may take to safeguard you

The Best Portable Water Filters For Camping And Survival

In this video, they are going to show you the top ten best portable water filters on the market. You will learn how they work, what they can filter, and more! You'll find out about different types of filters, and even how to clean them. The affiliate links to the products mentioned are below the video. The Portable Water Filters: LifeStraw Personal Water Filter Sawyer MINI Water Filtration System Katadyn Vario Water Filter  Etekcity Water Filter Straw  LifeStraw Go Sawyer Squeeze Filter  Survivor Filter PRO  MSR MiniWorks EX Microfilter Water Filter  Survivor Filter Cleanable Water Filter Straw Survival Hax Water Filter Straw  What Are Portable Water Filters? A portable water filter purifies water while you're on the road. These small gadgets, which are useful for traveling, camping, or emergency scenarios , include a built-in filtering system that removes pollutants from water such as silt, trash, and bacteria. They can convert polluted water into safe drinking water in only

Preparing For A Flood

We may not be able to forecast every facet of every calamity, but we do know two indisputable facts: For starters, if you were in a flood-prone location, you'll want to be prepared in case it happens again. Two, you'll be reminding your friends in other towns how vital it is to be prepared, and you'll need some ideas to share. Situational Awareness Let's take a look at four areas: 1. Determine whether or not you are in a flood zone. Flood maps are now available at  Fema Flood Maps  , Flood Factor , or Flood Smart . 2. Purchase a Weather Alert Radio that has been approved by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Emergency Alert System employs weather alert radios to transmit other emergency information in addition to keeping you up to date on the weather. 3. Even if you don't live in a flood plain or near a waterway, when storm drains are clogged, isolated areas might flood. 4. Purchase a basement flooding monitor . They're small gizmos

10 Emergency Numbers You Must Have on Your Phone

We are living in perilous times. It is now more vital than ever to have important emergency numbers in your cell phone directory. In an emergency, it is critical to know who to contact and what to say. It is easy to get bewildered and agitated when that critical moment arrives. Keep a list of all critical phone numbers in one location to ensure that you and your family are prepared for most situations.  1. 911 : This is a number that most people should be able to recall off the top of their heads. If you or someone close to you is in a life-threatening situation, call 911. If you are calling from a North American phone, dial this number to get assistance. It is unlawful to dial 911 in a non-emergency circumstance. 2. 112 : Another option to dialing 911, 112 is another emergency phone number, although it is mostly used in Europe. When used in the United States, most phone companies will route you to 911. 3. ICE ( In Case of Emergency Contact ) Make it easy for emergency responders to l

Preventing Things From Getting Worse During An Emergency: Tips To Keep People Calm

Consider the following: It's the dead of winter, and heavy snow has closed down business, school, and most highways. The kids are home, Mom is doing some housework, and Dad is plowing the driveway despite the fact that there is nowhere to drive. Someone is going to get wounded, and it's going to be awful! Were the youngsters playing rough and breaking a bone? Mom, did you fall off a ladder while hanging pictures? Dad had a heart attack while performing the weekend warrior workout? Who can say? The question is, who will come to your aid if the ambulance cannot reach you and you are unable to transport yourself to the hospital? Furthermore, what if an ambulance is attempting to reach you for a minor injury while someone else suffers a serious injury? Here are a few pointers: Prepare items that will be relaxing rather than instantly stimulating. Do you have any leftover turkey in the fridge? The tryptophan   will aid in the onset of snoozing. Another option is to prepare a couple

Maintaining a Warm Home in a Declining Economy

How do you keep everyone warm without breaking the bank when energy bills are high, the economy is weak, and temps are below freezing? Finances play a significant role in family disaster preparedness, so the more money you can put in the bank, the better off you are. Here are some ideas: Get a programmable thermostat if you can afford it. You'll pay for it in your first month of savings, regardless of how cheap the average unit is. Spend less money while no one is at home. Keep the thermostat set to a low temperature if the house is vacant for the most of the day due to everyone being at school or work. Set it to about 55 degrees Fahrenheit and leave the under-sink cabinets open to expose part of the plumbing to the warmth. Naturally, if you have indoor dogs, make them feel at ease. Set the temperature to a more comfortable level while people are at home and active. Before going to bed, set the temperature to about 68 degrees Fahrenheit and adjust it slightly higher or lower depend

What To Do When You Unexpectedly Need To Store Water?

Anybody who has ever lived in a hurricane-prone zone and implemented any kind of preparedness measures is familiar with the notion of filling your bathtub with water in case local supplies become unavailable. However, there are more devastating occurrences that may leave you without water than just storms. The kinds we're worried with here, on the other hand, are the ones that come with some kind of early notice, such as wildfires, floods, and other types of extreme weather. We trust you have some water storage and water sources set up in advance to prepare for devastating catastrophes that occur with warning, as well as emergencies that come with no notice at all. This list might include indoor storage barrels, rain barrels beneath your downspouts, plastic bottles of water in the fridge, and maybe a well. In addition, a backup generator will also be needed for the pump. However, for this brief part, we'll discuss how to "top off" your water supply in cases when there

How to Stay Warm in Cold Weather Emergencies

To help keep you warm in cold weather emergencies where the power may be out and you don't have any of the commercial "hand warmers" or other heaters, don't forget the good old-fashioned hot water bottle. These are usually flask-shaped rubber or heavy plastic bottles with a screw-in plug that seals in the water. Heat the water over open flame, on your car's manifold, or by whatever heat source you have available during your emergency, then fill your bottle, screw in the plug, and keep it next to you to keep you warm for a while. Later, after the water cools, you can drink it if you need to.

Do You Want To Learn How To Build A 2 Week Emergency Food Supply?

In this video, CityPrepping is going to show you how to make a 2 week emergency food supply with common household items and supplies you can buy at any supermarket. This is a really easy and cheap DIY project that will help you be more prepared for those emergency situations and catastrophes.

8 Emergency Apps You Need To Have On Your Phone

Day after day, companies develop new methods for you to learn about local and global catastrophes and disasters, remain in touch with those you care about, and get a better understanding of what it means to be prepared.  If tragedy hits, being prepared will help you fare better. It's critical to have nonperishable food, drinking water, battery-powered flashlights, and phone chargers or power banks on hand and other emergency preparedness supplies. The following list of programs are the best applications for preparing for, responding to, and recovering from the next disaster, whether it's a hurricane, earthquake, wildfire, or floods. Many of these Android and iOS applications may be used both online and offline to provide assistance during power outages or cell service disruptions. 1.  Disaster Alert is a free smartphone app that gives people, families, and their loved ones the information they need to be safe anywhere in the world. Disaster AlertTM, built on PDC's Disaster

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Different Fuels You Should Store For Emergencies

Gas prices are continuously rising, so you might want to save up in case of an emergency. If there is a power outage, even if it is only for a few days, you will be unable to purchase fuel, warm your home, or even have something basic as lighting.  It's critical to be prepared in the event of an emergency. While five or ten gallons of gasoline can start your generator, you'll need more to get you through a multi-day outage. Gas stations get congested and may run out of accessible gas rapidly in the case of a severe power loss, such as those caused by hurricanes. During a storm, you may always utilize a gas availability tracker to monitor which gas stations are running low. You'll have power and peace of mind if you have a supply of fresh gas on hand, and various types of fuels for your various energy requirements. Why do you need different fuels? There are a variety of reasons why you might want to store up on gas, and none of them are related to your vehicle. You might wis

Being Ready For A Baby Emergency

This checklist isn't for disasters or crises; it's for the more common circumstances that all parents face, and the skills needed to get through them with little stress and maximum joy. This is the essential survival pack for any parent to get through the day and all of life's minor "emergencies," such as your child becoming unwell in the vehicle or spilling food on his shorts at at a restaurant. Actual Emergency Situations The following items would be included in a true emergency kit (for more information, read this checklist): Water Food First-aid kit Non-prescription drugs  Tools and supplies Sanitation Clothing and bedding Entertainment Important Family Documents Car Prepare for every vehicle journey, for spills, mishaps, and minor crises, as well as keeping the kids entertained. Here are some things to think about for your automobile survival kit: Food: Before you leave home, gather a supply of non-perishable foods such as crackers, pretzels, Teddy Grahams, o


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