Elderly Hand

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When it comes to planning your food storage and other emergency supplies, there are some groups that need special consideration. Can you guess which they are? Today, let’s take a look at some special needs of the elderly. More and more families have an elderly parent or grandparent living with them. Or there could be… Read more »


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In preparing for emergencies, it is vitally important that you plan your food storage. For keeping yourself and your family alive and comfortable for a longer term, like a few weeks or longer, you will want to get foods that are more like what you normally eat. A lot of these are specifically prepared and… Read more »


shelter in place

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Most emergency situations require than individuals and families evacuate and seek shelter far away where it is safe. In some situations however, the safest place to be during the duration of the emergency is at home. In these situations, people should be prepared to be holed up with the supplies they will need to outlast… Read more »


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If there were an emergency in the middle of the night and you had to leave your home quickly, what would you take with you? What do you have ready to grab in a hurry? Along with your kids, pets, and perhaps something else extra-special to your family, there are some things that you can… Read more »


Campfire

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One thing many people tend to overlook when gathering emergency supplies is fire starting materials. Anyone who has ever been in an emergency situation knows that fire is not something you want to be without. It’s one of those things we take for granted because it’s always readily available to us. But when disaster strikes… Read more »


Campfire songs

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Natural disasters and other emergency situations can have a profound effect on a person’s life. Not only can such an experience be very physically draining, but the stress can take its toll on a person’s emotions as well. If not combated, fear, panic, and depression can set in and make an emergency situation even worse…. Read more »


Boy with Backpack

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Recently, I watched a disaster movie. It doesn’t matter which specific one it was—you’ve seen the kind. Just know that it was a “natural disaster and the aftermath” type of movie. Most of the movie was about the parents and two young children trying to get reunited, though when the disaster happened they were all… Read more »


boy with teddy bear

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February 9, 1971, 6 a.m. It was a chilly morning in southern California, and I was sound asleep. My older sister was getting ready for school. Suddenly, my bed start to shake and I woke up, immediately assuming my sister was shaking my bed. Once she explained to me that it was “just an earthquake,”… Read more »


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Before I had kids, life was so much simpler. Quieter, too, but definitely simpler, especially when it came to emergency preparedness. So let’s back up a few decades… When I was single, I stored certain items for just myself. I stored the food I like, and I made sure to have enough water for myself… Read more »


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Two weeks ago an EF-5 tornado hammered Moore, Oklahoma. 33,000 residents were left affected and 24 lost their lives. With only minutes to flee their homes or take cover, these residents were left with very little time to grab food, water, and other daily necessities. After being heartbroken by the devastation, eFoodDirect decided to step… Read more »