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Be Prepared by Carrying a Blanket

I am a firm believer in being well-prepared. I try to be ready for everything at all times. I've discovered that having a fairly thick blanket (possibly made for 2 person bed, or even a purchased waterproof blanket) in my car makes me feel lot more prepared. There are several occasions where keeping a blanket in your car might be a good idea. Only a few are listed here. Prepare for an emergency  I was always astonished when my parents drove around with a huge rubber container turned emergency preparedness pack in the back of their van, complete with a blanket, lanterns, and some type of lunch. A blanket, along with other emergency preparation materials, would not take up much space in your vehicle and would not take up much space in your vehicle. Then you'd be ready for any eventuality. If you were stranded, it would be far more relaxing to wrap yourself in a warm blanket while waiting for help. If you chance to come across disturbed folks on the roadside, you might offer them

Six Ways to Be Ready For An Emergency

Be it a fire, flood, an earthquake, volcanic eruption, power outage, or any other disaster, emergencies make the news frequently enough that emergency planning is no longer confined to security and facilities specialists. If top management asks what technology, training, or manpower the company should invest in to ensure that it is prepared for an emergency, that question should not be interpreted as an open invitation to go shopping, but rather as an opportunity to discuss the needs for each type of emergency using as much backup data as possible. Hardly anyone in the United States lives in a place that is completely devoid of natural disasters or emergencies. Home fires, windstorms, and lightning strikes are examples of crises that may occur anywhere. Other natural catastrophes strike more often in specific parts of the nation. Earthquakes, for example, are more common in the country's center and western regions. Hurricanes wreak havoc on residents in coastal states, while winter

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

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