Developing your own new generation GO-Bag is important for personal and family safety. This article can help you develop one multipurpose emergency kit to meet your evacuation, shelter-in-place, and vehicle-based needs. To develop this article, we sought counsel from a number of experts who have extensive on-the-ground experiences, ranging from natural disasters to civil war. This article includes a list of contents for the new generation of GO-Bag needed for our changing world.
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 […]
Since mobile phones often don’t work in an emergency situation, and 9-1-1 dispatch systems may be down or overloaded, we need alternative communication methods. We need to be able to communicate with family and friends, to summon help, and to help deliver it to those who need assistance. This article is a summary of our 2-way communication options, problems, solutions, and the pros and cons of various products, plus the recommendations of our experienced experts.
Thanks to modern military research, it’s now possible for us to use eyewear which combines the features of sunglasses, safety glasses, military protective eyewear, shooting glasses, night-vision enhancing glasses, and even prescription lenses or bifocal reading glasses—all in one stylish pair of sunglasses. This article can help you jump-start your research and filter-out advertising hype, so that you can quickly select no-compromise all-in-one eye protection that you will actually use.
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 […]
One aspect of disaster preparation which never seems to get any attention is access to important personal records. These may be urgently needed during a time of disaster or emergency, but without advance planning you may not have what you need. Basic records which are critically important include basic identification such as copies of your […]
The internet is full of advice on food for emergencies and long-term food storage, but what is really the best? This primer on food selection is designed to help you select the best types of food for your emergency food supply. This article will help you understand the pros and cons of each category of […]