How To Create An Emergency Plan In 6 Easy Steps

1. Get Your Household Information Squared Away Emergencies happen with little or no warning, so it’s essential to have all your household information easily accessible. That includes insurance documents, birth certificates, passports, and local maps. Place these items inside your emergency kit and have it stowed away. Create secondary copies of each document and place them inside your car emergency kit. Having two sets of prints ensures your prepared to respond to any emergency, on the road or at home. 2. Know Your Local Hazards To build an effective emergency plan, you need to know the hazards that are most likely to affect your family. Is it a tornado, a power outage, a flood? Understanding is important. Because it gives …

Why You Should Plan Your Next Hiking Adventure in Advance

Are you interested in taking a hiking adventure? Whether you want your next hiking adventure to only last a few hours or last as long as a few days, you may want to start thinking about planning your next hiking adventure in advance. Although it is nice to hear that you should plan your next hiking adventure in advance, you may be interested in wondering why that is so. As it was previously mentioned, a large number of individuals turn a traditional hiking adventure into a full-fledged vacation. If you would like to camp overnight at the hiking park in question, it is important that you make your reservations in advance. During the summer months, you will find that camping …

It’s Wildfire Season, Are You Ready?

It’s time to start thinking about wildfire season and getting prepared! On July 3, 2012 our family was headed to Warm River, Idaho, for a family reunion. Due to her work schedule our 18 year old daughter remained at home. Just after 2pm I received a frantic phone call from her saying she could see a large fire burning in the mountains behind our home and she wanted to know what she should do if she had to evacuate. My first reaction was, how bad could it be? She snapped a picture and sent it to me and yes her alarm was justified. This wildfire, known as the Quail Hollow fire, consumed almost 2900 acres and caused the evacuation of …

How to Prepare for a Zombie Apocalypse

Basics of zombie survival Zombie survival depends on three necessary things: being open-minded, having a zombie survival kit and developing a zombie emergency plan. Zombie survival starts with being open-minded, it’s important because while we know that a zombie apocalypse won’t happen, the steps you would take to become zombie proof are the same as real-world scenarios like earthquakes, power outages, and pandemics. For this article, you’ll need to be open to treating a “zombie attack,” the same as other causes of disasters. Overall, this will allow you to become better prepared for all hazards. Pretending to experience a zombie attack represents a good working model for describing human responses to natural disasters. For example, according to the Centre for …

A Matter of Survival: Make Your Food Storage Plan Now

If you haven’t made a food storage plan, you’re not following the news. Are you paying attention to what policy-makers and economic analysts are saying? If you are, you’ll realize that having a food storage plan is the most important thing you can do for both short-term survival and long-term prosperity. Dispensing with all of the officially sanction talk of an economic recovery, World Bank President Robert Zoellick recently admitted that “We are one shock away from a full-grown crisis” regarding world food supplies. Food price shocks are already driving tens of millions of people into intractable poverty. This is one of the major forces propelling political upheaval in the Middle East and Northern Africa: People simply can’t afford to …

Make A Bug Out Plan – How to Maximize Your Survival Preparedness

It can be argued that making a Bug Out Plan is as or even more essential than having a Bug Out Bag packed, as one can escape mortal danger with or without a survival kit as long as they have a plan. Here we will focus on how to maximize our survival preparedness by examining how to execute a bug out or strategic evacuation. Some factors to consider before making your Bug Out Plan: 1. What disasters are likely to take place in YOUR area? An essential component of survival preparedness is knowing what has occurred historically. Is your area known for having massive floods? Are you living in an earthquake zone? Has your town or city been a target …

Survivor or Potential Casualty

Are you a survivor or a potential casualty? A true survivor will continue no matter what the odds. He will not look at what he hasn’t got and despair, he will look at what he has got and work with it. It is this quality of life that has helped people face survival situations in the past and gave them the energy to not only survive but also to live. Knowing how to do with little will make you appreciate what you have whether it be a little or a lot. In a survival situation, whether it be a collapsed economy, stranded in the wilderness or whatever the case may be, will demand courage, determination and perhaps something more. You …