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The best way to celebrate Daylight Savings is to adjust your clocks (unless you live somewhere sensible, like Arizona). This is important because it will affect whether or not you are on time for important things. The second best way to celebrate Daylight Savings is to use it as a “preparedness maintenance” holiday. If you… Read more »


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Disposable camera: I’m sure all of you out there know what it is, and have used one in the past. Although they are becoming less utilized as of late, they are still around. Just in case you’re not in the know, a disposable camera is basically this: an inexpensive box camera with a single roll… Read more »


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Howdy fellow blog readers.  I hope everyone that has been reading my blogs over the last sixteen months has gotten something out of them that has helped them in their lives to prepare for the upcoming disasters.  For my next set of articles over the next six months, I will be answering all questions from… Read more »


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Last post we talked about roadside flares. Let’s say you actually have to use those flares on the side of the road. It will most likely be dark, potential inclement weather, and even more dangerous – the possibility of other cars on the road traveling at high speeds. There are a few other safety items… Read more »


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There are some “safety” items you might want to consider including in your emergency car kit. Today we’re going over the first item on the list: The Road Flare.


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….and thus we forge ahead with more car basics…..Tire emergencies! A very common type of car emergency people encounter is from a flat or popped tire. Even if you take the proper precautions, rotate, and invest in top quality tires, sometimes you run over a giant nail, and that’s the end of your tire’s story…. Read more »


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One of the main essentials for a car emergency kit is jumper cables. For those that aren’t in the know, jumper cables are used to restore charge to a drained battery from a car who has a fully working battery. A drained battery is fairly common – the headlights and/or interior lights get left on,… Read more »


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Since many of you will be traveling this weekend, I thought I’d start my posts about Emergency Car kits. In an ideal world, you would just build 2 emergency packs, keep one in the house and one in the car. (The car one, of course would include a few extra automotive components). But for many,… Read more »


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I’ve mentioned the use of a dry bag in a few previous posts (here and here and here). This is a great tool that will ensure your emergency pack and its contents will be safe from unwanted liquid/water damage.