Good Friday, I am pleased to bring you up to date on this weeks happenings in emergency preparedness. A few things caught my eye this week that I think should be shared. The first article is on trying to encourage and bring in younger people to emergency response. The second is another drill that allowed a city to focus
On a rather soggy Friday morning, I sit at my keyboard to update you on this past weeks comings and goings in the emergency preparedness world. Three morsels for you to chew on today. The first on sports facilities, the second on tests and drill and finally we wrap with our heads in the Cloud. If you were at home or
When a storm hits, you can never be too sure of whether you will have power. If you don’t have power, you will soon lose the ability to draw water from its source as well. This will pose a problem for drinking cooking and bathing. Having an emergency water supply is one of the most important things you need to
Storing food for emergencies isn’t difficult as you might think. Most of your decisions will come down to price, availability and food preferences – there is a survival food plan of action for just about everyone. Many survivalists buy MREs, or Meals Ready to Eat. These are a good option as they provide about 2,000 calories per meal plus essential vitamins.
Greetings on a sunny Friday in July! As much as Emergency Preparedness is a subject that requires a sober, balanced, well thought out approach, there are also humourous ways to look at it. Our first link is to an audio click from The Onion, from there we move on to Emergency Preparedness for Boomers and we conclude with another humorous bit called
Once upon a time if you were the sort of person who kept two years worth of food in the form of MRE’s, canned peaches, and freeze-dried meals, you might have been called a nut job by some of the less understanding members of the public. Nowadays, maybe because of programs like “The Walking Dead” and the recurring joke of
The summer weather here on the west coast has finally arrived. We are basking in 20 degree temperatures after enduring a June that did not reach the high teens more than once or twice. Natural disasters have struck across our fair country from flooding in the interior of BC to wildfires in Northern Ontario. Emergency preparedness is being driven home
Power outages frequently plague the east coast of Canada, especially recently with many of the storms. When you are in an area that has a power outage, you need to consider having an emergency stash of supplies. This includes some freeze-dried food Canada that actually tastes good. Too many people go to the supermarket and stock up on canned soups, rice