90 Days Left: Prioritization

So we left off last time having assessed where we’re at overall in the categories we care about. We even took the chaotic brainstorming results and put them into some sort of reasonable order. Now we need to figure out what our priorities should be. Some of these things are going to be more important […]

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Bail-Out Kits, Bug-Out Bags & Emergency Gear for Urban Disasters

There has been a lot of attention brought to the term Bug-Out Bag on forums and in the media over the years. Just what should go into such a bag and how can you assemble a quality kit yourself? Essentially, you want a lightweight backpack stowed in your office or vehicle with enough basic gear […]

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The Boston Bombing: Armchair Investigators and Social Media

It has been less than 4 full days since the tragic Boston bombing took three lives and injured more than 1980. SInce Monday, social media has been  rife with theories, conclusions and impatience. Many are wondering why the perpetrators of this murderous act are not yet in custody. Clearly, they should have been apprehended, indicted […]

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Tips on How to Stay in Touch During a Natural or Man-Made Disaster

It may be hard to believe but it’s been six months since Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc along the U.S. eastern seaboard.  The hurricane was the costliest one in U.S. history with damages estimated at over $71 billion.  Approximately 285 individuals were killed in the Caribbean, U.S. and Canada from the storm’s ferocious impact. Between the […]

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Tornado Safety Tips in Light of Deadly Texas Twister

As many as 10 tornadoes touched down last night in North Texas with at least six people killed and many injured.  In light of this upsetting development, we think it is best to share with you this Tornado Safety Checklist. Although Americans think of tornadoes of occurring mostly in the Midwestern Plains states, it is […]

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Essential Pet Preparedness In Case of Emergency

Pets are often called man’s best friend and, at times, are the most loyal family member around.  Americans are crazy about their pets and we at 1-800-PREPARE want to make sure that all members of your brood, canines and felines included, are safe when disasters  occur.  Last Tuesday was FEMA’s Animal Disaster Preparedness Day where […]

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Campfire Safety Tips for a Great Camping Trip

The Great American Backyard Campout is scheduled for next month where people from all 50 states will gather in their backyards, communities, campgrounds and parks will reconvene with nature. With this date in mind, we thought we’d provide you with some campfire safety tips to make this and other camping trips as enjoyable and drama-free […]

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How to Survive Cold Water Immersion

With summer season here and 90 degree temperatures scheduled for tomorrow in the New York City metropolitan area, people can’t wait to hit local beaches and go boating or sailing. It is important to know, however, how to keep yourself safe should you wind up unplanned in open waterways. Here are some cold water safety […]

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Wildfire Preparedness

Wildfires can spread quite rapidly and often begin unnoticed. Such fires often start by lightning or accident. Reduce your risk of falling victim to a wildfire by taking preparations now in case one begins in your area or neighborhood. 1) Install a dual sensor smoke and carbon monoxide detector on each level of your house. […]

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Severe Weather and a Child’s Emotional Security

There is an excellent article on FoxNews.com today about how to keep children feeling emotionally safe when weather tragedies befall their community. Experiencing severe flooding, earthquakes and tornadoes that damages homes, and maim friends, family and loved ones can cause trauma for kids that can undermine their sense of security and normalcy, according to the […]

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