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10 Ways to keep your cool, without power

Posted by Sharon Abney on Jun 19, 2017

10 Ways to keep your cool, without power
As the temperatures rise, you may be cranking up the A/C or the swamp cooler. While these can be great ways to cool down, they rely on power. Power outages can happen at any time leaving you without that lovely A/C you have come to depend on. Fortunately, there are ways to keep your cool […] Read more

10 Must Have Hiking Supplies You Can’t Afford To Leave Home

Posted by Sharon Abney on Jun 13, 2017

10 Must Have Hiking Supplies You Can't Afford To Leave Home
We love hiking season! We love the spectacular views, a cool breeze on your face, a waterfall at your destination, sandy dunes, rock outcroppings, trees, all of it. There is something about being in nature that makes the worries of the world, well… less worrisome. Hiking is not only a great way to get away […] Read more

Teaching Children 911 Skills

Posted by Sharon Abney on May 15, 2017

Teaching Children 911 Skills
Emergencies can happen to anyone, anywhere. Preparing your children to act appropriately during an emergency is just as important as preparing yourself. One of the things that you can teach your children at a young age, is how to use 911. 911 is the standard number to reach an emergency dispatcher. It is estimated that […] Read more

Creating A family Emergency Plan, Step By Step

Posted by Sharon Abney on May 9, 2017

Creating A family Emergency Plan, Step By Step
If you’ve ever put together an emergency kit, you know that you have a list of essential items that need to be included to help fulfill basic needs. However, you may not think of the items you may need to get back on your feet during/after the disaster. You need your health insurance information, your […] Read more

Camping 101: Where To Pitch Your Tent?

Posted by Sharon Abney on May 1, 2017

Camping 101: Where To Pitch Your Tent?
It’s camping season! If you’re anything like us, you’re looking forward to night time skies filled with stars, roaring fires with the smell of roasting marshmallows, and of course, warmer nights that mean you can sleep outdoors. If you are headed out with a tent and sleeping bag, ready for an adventure, you’ll need to […] Read more
Trumps First 100 Days: What Does It Mean For Emergency Preparedness?
The first 100 days have become a standard in which we judge the adequacy of our new president. It started with President Franklin Roosevelt, who jumped in feet first. He signed 76 bills and rolled out the New Deal within his first 100 days and now every president since has been trying to live up […] Read more

Creating a Lights Out Kit

Posted by Sharon Abney on Apr 17, 2017

Creating a lights out kit
Having your power go out suddenly can be very frightening. They happen quickly and can last anywhere from a couple seconds to hours, or in extreme cases, even days or weeks. The power can go out for various reasons. Everything from storms to animals chewing on the lines have caused power outages in the past. […] Read more

UPDATING EMERGENCY KITS FOR 2017

Posted by Sharon Abney on Apr 10, 2017

UPDATING EMERGENCY KITS FOR 2017
Spring has sprung! Well, in some parts of the country. In others, they are dealing with freak snow storms, heavy rainfall, floods, and many other weather related events. But regardless of whether you are one of the few who is experiencing fair weather, or if you are one of those cursing the weather, it’s time […] Read more

Composting: An Important Preparedness Skill

Posted by Sharon Abney on Apr 3, 2017

Composting: An Important Preparedness Skill
Having your own garden can be very beneficial. Not only can you grow your own food, but it can be very relaxing, not to mention beautiful as well. Having nutrient rich soil is important to producing flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Luckily, you don’t need to spend an arm and a leg to get the quality […] Read more

6 Ways To Eliminate Food Waste

Posted by Sharon Abney on Mar 20, 2017

6 Ways To Eliminate Food Waste
We live in a society that tends to throw things away. In fact, Americans generate about 220 million tons of waste each year. This includes food. If your mom was anything like mine, she used to tell you to eat your food because there were kids in Africa that were starving. But it actually can […] Read more