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Rope – a pretty basic ingredient in your Emergency Kit. This has a huge variety of uses, and you’ll be glad you included it. There is also a huge variety of ropes out there, so you’ll want to take a few notes into consideration when selecting one.


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The “all in one tool” or “multi tool” is a gadget that has various tools that fold down into one small compartment (think “Swiss Army knife” but for tools. Incidentally, Swiss Army carries a line of “tools in one” knives as well – so add that to your search list).


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Spending money is probably the last thing on your mind during an emergency. But having some spare funds will definitely be to your advantage for things that may come up —purchasing supplies, food, gas (especially if you’re evacuating), phone calls etc.


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Many posts ago, I did an entry about packing Comfort Items in your emergency kit. Some readers wrote in suggesting comfort items they had packed and even used during some emergencies. A few of them live in hurricane zones, and had spent a lot of time waiting in evacuation areas for the storm to pass. … Read more »


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Austin, Texas – its currently under siege by fire. Over 5,000 people have been evacuated. With that in mind, I’ve decided to talk a little bit about fire and emergency kits. 


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In light of recent events on the East Coast, I thought I’d say a little about hurricanes. If you have family or friends (or yourself!) that live in that neck of the woods, I’m sure you’ve heard all about hurricane Irene. Hurricanes can be deadly on many levels – wind, rain, flood, debris.


Drought

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We’ve been discussing certain geographical areas that could lend to including specific Emergency Kit items. There’s still many to charge through. But I may as well give a few general thoughts to get you going – no matter what area of the globe you live in.


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I sure hope all these articles I’ve been writing on have been a help to some of you folks and/or getting yall to think about what yall need to do in preparing for surviving a post disaster situation.  I also hope yall take advantage of some of these free or low cost classes available when… Read more »


flood

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There are certain geographical areas that are prone to flooding. If you are moving to, or live in an area that experiences frequent, dangerous flooding, I’m sure you are already aware. Of course any area, in certain circumstances, can be susceptible to some sort of flooding.


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Last post I mentioned the single burner stove that comes with the eFoods Grab n’ Go Accessory Kit.  The other component to the Accessory Kit is the Katadyn Hiker Pro Water Purifier (its also available to purchase separately, but its a great deal if you get the combo in the Accessory Kit). I’ve had a… Read more »