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When a disaster strikes, you may not have much choice in what your environment is. You can’t control every aspect of your day-to-day life based solely on where you want to be in the event of an emergency. At least, I don’t think that’s reasonable. Even if you normally live in the country, you could… Read more »


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Unexpected bike mechanical failures, unpredictable weather changes, unmarked trails that may make you ride for a number of unplanned miles/hours are just some of the mis-adventures that may require your emergency preparedness planning before you hit the trails. For these reasons, you need to be self sufficient and prepared to fix any problem that you… Read more »


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What are some things you can learn to do that will make you more valuable to your group when an emergency happens? Instead of preparedness goals like how many more cans of food to store or making a list of things you need to get, maybe evaluate what skills you want to learn. Here are… Read more »


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Well, winter is here. And frankly, it came all too soon for me. There are things I wish I’d done (in the yard and outside) before the snow started, but where I live, that time has passed. Of course, there are a lot of things you can do to make your house safer and more… Read more »


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Every winter, we hear horror stories of people who got trapped in their car, or stuck in the snow. No, these aren’t the stories your friends tell of the time they broke their key opening a frozen door, or of scraping windshields with credit cards. Some of these stories have heart wrenching endings. Something as… Read more »


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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 »


After an earthquake

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Many people are wisely deciding to prepare for natural disasters and other emergency situations. While a lot of thought goes into preparations for before the emergency, most don’t think about what to do afterwards. Picking up the pieces and going back to a normal life after a natural disaster can sometimes be the most difficult… Read more »


Map and Car for Vacation

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It’s that time of year again. The kids are out of school, and that lakeside cabin two states away beckons. You and the family are eager to hit the road – but are you really ready for the unexpected? When most Americans take to the highways for a driving vacation, they take along extra clothing,… Read more »