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“Ph levels in municipal water vary wildly from city to city, but most such water is treated with lime so that its ph levels are neutral when it comes out of your faucet. But you don’t want your drinking water to be ph neutral.”


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Toiletries are items that may not be absolutely necessary, but will make your emergency a little bit more bearable. Example. Ever gone awhile (as in days) without brushing your teeth? Ever been severely sunburned? An emergency is not the time for distracting oral hygiene, or to be in pain from an easily avoidable 1st or… Read more »


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The following is a list of the most common mistakes that everyday people do when preparing for a disaster.  That’s why it is extremely important to educate yourself on “Preparedness”, especially with food stores, by reading, talking to knowledgeable people and attend preparedness classes.  I have covered all of these topics in previous articles so… Read more »


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In all of my travels around the world working disaster and humanitarian relief missions, the one key thing I’ve noticed with the general population was that the majority were unaware of the oncoming disaster.  Others I’ve worked had very short notice that a disaster was about to happen.  The main reason for this that I… Read more »


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Take this short quiz to test your knowledge about smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms, and to see how prepared you are today!  Once you have your score, I’ll offer you suggestions on how you can become even more prepared.


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When panning and preparing for your survival food stores and basic one-year supply, there are several items that may or may not be considered and should not be overlooked. Keep in mind that it may be more cost effective to purchase these as part of a purchased supply instead of creating your own, but this… Read more »


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In addition to medication, a small first aid kit is always good to have on board. For the most part you can pick these up pre assembled just about anywhere. Or you can definitely piece together your own. Here are a few things to think about when purchasing one and/or packing your own.


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Do you have a fire extinguisher in your home?  Do you know how to use it?  If you’ll learn about fire extinguishers, buy one (or more), try using a fire extinguisher, and then maintain your fire extinguisher, you will be able to put out small fires if you need to.


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Food storage tends to get a bad rap as it is only associated with disasters or emergencies. But did you know that “food storage” items can be easily incorporated to your everyday meals? Food storage is nothing more than saying you keep a supply of non- or less-perishable food so you don’t have to go… Read more »