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Last post I mentioned I had a bit to say about stoves. If you live in an area that experiences extreme cold, having a small stove as part of your emergency kit might be to your advantage. It can be used to warm water or food that will in turn help keep you’re body temperature… Read more »


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Last post we discussed some essential items you might want to consider in your pack if you live in areas that experience extreme heat. This post we will be discussing items that will help in areas of extreme cold.


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Tornados can happen anywhere, but there are geographical areas and seasons where/when tornados are more likely to happen. If you’re new to the area, a quick Internet search should clue you in. If you live in an area that has frequent tornadoes, mostly likely you know all about the situation.


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There’s a good possibility your area is prone to certain natural disasters. Its important to consider the geographical nature of the area you live in when building your pack. I’d like to highlight items discussed in previous posts that might be more useful depending on which natural disaster you find yourself in. I’m starting with… Read more »


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Why Rotate Your Pack? First and foremost, its important to take note of expired items in your pack so you can rotate them out. Your food items and medications won’t last forever. It would be a shame to need things that are expired if you did have an emergency, and to be lugging around items… Read more »


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Hooray for walkie talkies! Here are some more specifics if you’re looking to purchase them…. Walkie talkies (formally known as a hand held transceiver) were originally developed for use during World War II. Since then they have been a staple in the military and also have come to find a variety  of industrial, commercial and… Read more »


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I’ve already mentioned in a few posts about communicating with the people you will be caring for in an emergency.  Having a complete emergency pack means having a plan of action with those in your care. A plan of action means communication. Below are some different options regarding how to communicate with those in your… Read more »


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Having some sort of game plan for an emergency is important for many reasons. It will ensure all of your loved ones are taken care of, all of your equipment gets out and that there will be some amount of management during an uncontrollable situation.


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It’s so easy to get an amateur radio license!  You’re going to be really surprised.  It used to be that in order to get a license you had to know Morse code and pass a Morse code test, but they totally dropped the requirement in 2007.  Lucky us!