school emergency pages

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It’s important that we know what the emergency preparedness plans are at any schools that we are associated with, whether your children go there, you work at a school, or there’s one in your neighborhood. It would be good to know what to expect in an emergency. I wrote previously about what I found for emergencies at… Read more »


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Being an organized mom is a tough, but necessary, challenge when you have a family of five. Of course, the organization skills, the scheduling moms have to do, the always knowing where something is, can come in handy for prepping as well. So whether you are a mom, a dad, or just a responsible citizen,… Read more »


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When you’re at home, you can control most of your environment as you prepare for emergencies. You can buy water and food to store, and you can have backpacks packed with emergency items that you could take with you at a moment’s notice. When traveling, it’s a different story. An emergency can be a real… Read more »


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Last week, my friend came to visit so we could do some hardcore geocaching (see geocaching.com for more information). We had a wonderful time and can’t wait to get out again, despite the bumps, bruises, and bites (those darn mosquitoes!). We found hundreds of caches (yes, we’re pretty committed to the game), but near one… Read more »


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The weather is warming up, and the outside is calling! This is a great time to plant a garden, kill weeds, and get more involved in outdoor sports such as boating, mountain biking, and hiking – time outdoors is good for your mental health as well as your physical health. But sometimes people pursuing an… Read more »


First Aid Kit

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Are you trained in first aid? If not, you should be. You can buy or assemble a first aid kit fairly cheaply, but if the only thing you know how to use in it is the adhesive bandages, you may have trouble in an emergency. It will do you little good to have a first… 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 »


calories are energy

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Planning your storage food selection is a pretty daunting task. Variables like the number of people, having a varied selection of food, storage location and making sure you have enough to survive are all things you think about. Something not a lot of people think about is calorie intake. Let’s talk about that for a… Read more »


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 »


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 »