You know how to get home, or to your safe-haven retreat location, but what if your usual routes aren’t viable? What if your smartphone GPS isn’t working. This article on maps is the first segment in a three-part series on travel during emergency situations. It tells you what you need to know about maps and compass choices, as well as GPS devices and smartphone apps. Its about being able to travel quickly, and getting to where you need to go, safely.
1. Get out early. Don’t delay. 2. Pre-plan your evacuation. Do it now, before it’s too late. Routing, navigation, timing of departure, and predetermined locations to meet-up with family and/or friends, are all critically important elements of every personal emergency plan. Unfortunately, evacuation routes are often thought to be obvious, and yet the obvious routes […]
Though the following article was written for expatriates who live in foreign countries, this information provides us with a fresh perspective for our own planning–wherever we live. The United States may not suffer under the same political violence as Syria, but our emergency planning nevertheless needs to be similarly comprehensive and realistic. The bottom line is this: It […]
If you’ve been in the military, chances are you have seen the Scepter fuel can. In our experience, these are the best and safest fuel containers available in the general-use market. They are far superior to both the ordinary red-plastic and red-metal gas cans widely in use, as well as the off-road-sports and maritime fuel containers. In […]
A headlamp is a good choice for walking at night, and when you want to be doing something else with your hands, other than holding a flashlight. They are also a good light for things around camp, and reading at night. These headlamps don’t take the place of a flashlight for searching in the distance, […]