Update on Water Purification

Water purification methods for disasters and emergency situations are addressed in detail, in our previous article on this subject.  In that post, portable water purification gear for GO-Bags and evacuation kits was addressed, along with our recommendation of the Sawyer Mini water purification filter.  After receiving many questions and suggestions on this topic, we evaluated additional products […]

Mylar Bags: Selecting the Best Mylar Products to Purchase

Before you shop for Mylar products, this article will help you review the basics and answer the five key questions that will jump-start your Mylar bag food and gear packing project.  As you answer these questions, you will be better able to select the best Mylar products for you and your situation.  This summary, which also includes Mylar product pros and cons, can equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to make better decisions on the best Mylar packing method for you, as well as the Mylar products which suit you best. 

Readiness Checklist: 20-Questions to Help You Evaluate Your Emergency Preparations

Are you ready?  If circumstances require it, are you prepared to be self-sufficient for two weeks?  Will you be able to get home from wherever you are, and survive for 14-days without shopping, without electricity, Internet and telephones, and without any outside help or government assistance?  If not, you are in a precarious position.  These 20 questions will help you evaluate your state of readiness, and what you need to do to get ready for a tomorrow that may not look like today.

Emergency Radios: “All-Hazards” Notification and News Updates During an Emergency

For those who live in the United States, the U.S. Government maintains a nationwide network of 1,000 emergency radio stations (NWR).  These continuously broadcast region-specific weather information, and now other emergency information, too. Therefore, all emergency kits assembled for use in the U.S. should include a radio which is capable of receiving these “All-Hazards” radio broadcasts. […]

Pepper Spray Considerations

Pepper spray is not legal in all areas, but if it is in your locale, we recommend keeping a canister in your GO-Bag, pocket, purse, home and other areas where you might need it.  We regard it as the best non-lethal weapon for self-defense.  This article is included to help you understand aspects of pepper […]

Gun Selection for Survival Kits

There are many opinions as to what gun is best for inclusion in a survival kit, and there is certainly no consensus, even among the experts.  But if you are not planning for a specific type of emergency, and self-defense is NOT your primary concern, then a .22 caliber rifle is generally considered to be […]

Preparing for a Dental Emergency

Disasters can become an even greater disaster if you are coping with the pain of a broken tooth, particularly if it is severe pain such as is caused by a broken tooth with an exposed root.  Since a trip to the dentist may not be feasible in an emergency situation, it’s a good idea to […]