Couple Stranded

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Earlier this year a husband and wife decided to travel to a casino in Southern California to meet family for a Mother’s Day dinner. Unfortunately, they never made it. The husband, Cecil “Paul” Knutson took a wrong turn, looking for a shortcut and it cost him his life. Trying to turn around, they got stuck… Read more »


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When I was a kid, having “no less than a quarter at all times” meant to always have at least a quarter in my pocket for an emergency – you know, so I could call someone on a pay phone if I needed to. That’s not what this is about. Yes, it’s about keeping at… Read more »


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  There’s no way to predict with 100% certainty where you will be when an emergency happens. You could be at home (depending on how much of your time you’re at home – but most of us are home at least 1/3 of the time, while we sleep). You could be at work (that could… Read more »


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  If I accidentally drove my car off a bridge, and suddenly found myself in the water, inside my car, with no way to get out of my seatbelt and out of the car (which was starting to fill with water), I’d be glad that I carry an emergency knife! Now, in fairness, that’s never… Read more »


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A few days ago, I was discussing Christmas preparations with a emergency-prep-conscious friend. As we were talking about what we were going to get members of our families, she mentioned that sometimes she feels like it’s a waste for her to give her adult children more stuff that they really don’t need. She wondered if… Read more »


efoods black friday

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“Survival is not about being fearless. It’s about making a decision, getting on and doing it.” Bear Grylls Black Friday deals come every November, and where we decide to spend our dollars says a lot about what we value most. Every offer from eFoods gives you deals on items you will definitely use–delicious food and… Read more »


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Not everyone has the luxury of living in a rural part of the country. Living in the city is a huge downfall when it comes to a disaster situation. A large concentration of people in a small area means you’re going to have very limited resources to satisfy the needs of all those people. The… Read more »


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Workplaces can have many sorts of disasters – earthquakes, fires, floods, workplace violence, terrorism, and more.  It is just as important to be prepared for emergencies there as at home. Most of us spend many hours a week at our work, and an emergency could happen at any time. Company Emergency Plan Larger companies post… Read more »


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For a lot of people, their pets are considered a part of their family. If that is you, you’ll want to plan ahead for anything that will be different for your pet. Of course, some things will be different if you have a cat or dog than if you have a gerbil or a horse,… Read more »