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Unless your home is surrounded by a force field, buried underground, and guarded by a dragon with very special abilities, it’s not disaster-proof. But there are gadgets that can help you and your possessions survive once calamity comes. From flood protection to carbon monoxide, here’s what you need. Flood Protection A home is can be threatened by two main sources…

Most Forgotten Emergency Essentials

It’s that time of year again… winter’s coming!  As much as I love seeing Christmas lights and the first snow, it takes time and preparation to be ready for the bitter cold.  For me, this is a great time of year to go through the family’s emergency preparedness kits.  When checking off the items in mine, I noticed several things…

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Happy New Year! This is the perfect time to make a resolution to beef up your personal/household preparedness. Here are some great preparedness products—some general, some specific brands—to consider purchasing: • The Excalibur 3926TB Food Dehydrator. When it comes to food storage, no appliance is quite as handy as a great food dehydrator. It's a great investment because it is…

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  Sunday night's lunar eclipse, referred to as a "blood moon" for the way the moon appears crimson as it is eclipsed by the earth's shadow, was a beautiful thing to behold. Let's hope you all got to see it, because another one won't happen again until 2033.   Some people, however, thought that the celestial event was a sign…

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Imagine having everything you need in an emergency situation—a first aid kit, a 72-hour kit, fuel, food storage, shelter—except water. Without water, true preparedness is impossible. All life on earth, including us, requires water to survive.   Having an available source of safe drinking water isn't just about long-term prep either. Have you ever had your water shut off for…

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The time to prep your first aid kit is now. However, prepping a first aid kit is not a one-time thing. Have you ever opened a first aid kit to grab a bandage or wrap, only to find that the kit is near empty with hardly any supplies?   People use first aid kits, and they should. But that means supplies need…

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Being prepared for a rainy day, natural disaster, or other emergency is more than just having food storage or a drinkable water supply. It's also about financial preparedness. Here are three steps you should take to ensure you are financially prepared. And keep in mind that these principles apply to everyday living, and not just the worst-case-scenarios.   1. Build emergency…

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If you get stuck in a natural disaster or encounter some other type of emergency situation, your access to services, water, food, electricity, etc. may be cut off. It may just be for a few hours, but it could last days or even weeks. That's why having an emergency supply kit is so important. You should have a kit for…

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Societies around the world have been storing food for thousands of years. Many civilizations were built, prospered, and were saved through the preservation and preparation of food stores for lean times, famine, winters, etc. Nowadays, the way we get and keep our food is a lot different than the ways hunter-gatherer and agrarian societies got and kept theirs. First of…

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