Tag Archives: emergency preparedness

6 Emergency Foods Every Family Should Store

6 Emergency Foods Every Family Should Have (2)

  There are many people in the world that walk around with an “it won’t happen to me” attitude; they feel like a crisis situation is only something they see other people go through while they watch the nightly news and enjoy a slice of pizza. The truth is… no one is immune to disaster. […]

Cleaning Up After The Hurricane, Where Does All the Debris Go?

Cleaning Up After The Hurricane, Where Does All the Debris Go?

Hands up who loves garbage!? Unless you’re a critter, such as a rat or a seagull, you probably didn’t raise your hand to that question, right? Whelp, odds are that no one who is dealing with the aftermath of hurricane Harvey and Irma raised their hands either. Mountains of debris (often toxic) are currently lingering […]

Recovering After The Big Storm, What To Expect And How To Prepare

Recovering After The Big Storm, What To Expect And How To Prepare

Hurricane-Harvey news has been attacking us (no pun intended) from all angles… television, radio, all social media sites, your overly talkative neighbor, that one guy at work who only wants to talk about Harvey (or Trump)… it can be pretty overwhelming. However, this is what’s happening in our world today, whether you like it or […]

How Much Food Does A Grocery Store Really Hold?

How Much Food Does A Grocery Store Really Hold?

What would happen in the event of a food crisis? In 2013, according to World Bank president Robert Zoellick, for the first time in living memory our world is “one poor harvest away from chaos.” What would that chaos look like? Well… at the end of World War II, Eastern Europe had front row tickets […]

History Of United States Food Rationing

The History Of Food Rationing In The United States

    The United States has always thought of itself as the “land of abundance, “ but ask anyone who was on the “home front” during World War II about the bounty that America offers and the conversation will quickly turn to rationing. During the war, Americans quickly became familiar with the slogan “Do with […]

The Hidden Problem with Food Waste in America

The Hidden Problem with Food Waste in America

  Hunger is not limited to third-world countries. There are millions of households in the United States that are “food insecure,” meaning they struggle to provide enough food for their family. Although Americans have become increasingly aware of the issues of food waste, the amount of those who freely admit to being part of the […]

Preparedness Tips We Learned From Venezuela

Preparedness Tips We Learned From Venezuela

Preparedness can be a bit tricky. Creating a plan will help you to know what items are most important. The first step of your plan should be to list out what disasters you may need to prepare for. In most of the USA, you probably don’t need to plan for a tsunami, but an earthquake […]

Creating A Family Emergency Plan, Step By Step

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 […]

Camping 101: Where To Pitch Your Tent?

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 […]

Trumps First 100 Days: What Does It Mean For Emergency Preparedness?

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 […]