Archive: Survival Kit

As it is every year, Emergency Preparedness Week will be recognized across Canada from May 7 to May 13. This year, the theme is plan, prepare and be aware! You can be aware, prepare and plan by keeping up to date on the current conditions in your area, such as the weather. Another part of being aware is spreading the word! If we each consider it our personal responsibility to share our knowledge with others, … Read More


We do not like to think about the chance that a natural disaster could affect our community, but those who fail to plan ahead are the ones that are affected the worst when problems arise. A 72 hour kit is a basic tool you can use to keep your family protected while you wait for help after a serious emergency situation. In the event of a disaster, having a 72 hour kit could mean the difference … Read More


Today, more than ever, it is important to be prepared for the worst. You never know when you may face a disaster and need to find a way to survive a few days without access necessary supplies. Because of this, one way that many people prepare themselves and their family is by purchasing or putting together emergency kits.   The first thing you need to consider is where the kit will be located. A kit … Read More


We have all witnessed innocent people on TV who woke up on a fine day without any idea that their entire world would be turned upside down by lunchtime. An earthquake is actually one of the easier calamities to plan for even though they can strike during any season or time of the day, making some of us feel even more uncertain about how to best prepare an earthquake kit. Most of us have a … Read More


Recently, in 2009, central and southern Ontario was besieged by numerous tornados. Eleven of these twisters touched ground. They damaged over 600 homes. In 2006, three storm systems roared up the west coast of Canada. Heavy winds and rain left over 240,000 people with no electricity, according to the Edmonton Sun. Natural disasters can happen to anyone at anytime. Canada has experienced raging forest fires, devastating earthquakes, rising flood waters, and avalanches. While the government … Read More


Emergency preparedness is on many people’s minds lately. There have been many natural disasters all over the world in recent years. One of the biggest lessons we can take away from all of these events is that when you are prepared before disaster strikes you will be much better off. All of us should have a few important items on hand at all times to help us get through an emergency. An emergency may be … Read More


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. Sometimes referred to as ‘heater meals’ because they can come self-heating or with specially … Read More


You never know when an emergency is going to strike, but keeping emergency survival kits on hand is essential to making sure you encounter no problems during disasters. You need to be completely prepared ahead of time so that you don’t have to run around at the last minute, trying to figure out how you’re going to cope with a situation. An emergency survival kit is especially essential during the winter months. It’s harder to … Read More


According to the Government of Canada, in the case of emergency preparedness you need to be prepared to get by without water or electrical power for 72 hours. That is 3 days, in case your math is rusty. While you can find plenty of lists that give you the ins and the outs of preparing a 72 hour survival kit, there are some things these lists won’t tell you. You need to get a duffle … Read More


Disaster can strike at any time, and because emergencies are unpredictable, it’s a good idea to prepare in advance by keeping 72-hour survival kits handy for you and your family. Sometimes referred to as a “bug out bag,” a 72-hour survival kit contains the basic supplies that you need to survive over a period of three days. You may need to evacuate with barely any notice if there is a fire, flood or other natural … Read More


You may have a lot of little frustrations throughout your day. A flat tire on the car, a bill collection notice comes in the mail, and your favorite performer bombs on American Idol. But, nothing can ruin the day like those pesky zombies! The best way to avoid that is to be prepared. Make yourself and your family a survival kit. Plan to make several survival kits. One for your house, one for the car … Read More