Moving away from home to go to University or College is an exciting and unforgettable time in one’s life. However, with it comes growing independence and self-reliance. As a university student myself, the recent floods affecting BC made me realize the knowledge gap for many university students regarding emergency preparedness. Working with the lovely team at Total Prepare has brought me an abundance of information,
Dehydrated foods used to be those foods reserved mostly for camping and other outdoor activities. Today they’re becoming essential for survival. In an unsettling world of skyrocketing food prices, impending natural disasters and global unrest, it’s more important than ever to be prepared. Having food on hand is a top priority in emergencies, so it's understandable why many people are
Things have been busy in the emergency preparedness industry since the 7.7 off the west coast of British Columbia and the superstorm that hit the eastern US. It has given the general public and the emergency management professionals much more to think about. This week’s roundup features two articles from Eric Holdeman. Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine
This week we link to a number of articles that relate to the Great ShakeOut which was held in earthquake prone area's around North America. Each area encouraged participants to register online to be counted and listed. There was the "The Great Southeast ShakeOut" held by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium. We all remember "drop,
Preparing for survival is not limited to any one specific area, because nearly every city and every community are subject to some type of natural disaster. Whether it be hurricanes, nuclear explosions, earthquakes or floods, it is important that your family be prepared for an emergency disaster situation. Regardless of the region, there are five basic necessities for survival…food, water,
There are many why's as to why prepare for the challenges every life goes through - to survive, to overcome, to reduce fear and anxiety. The reasons are as varied as the people who do prepare. Ultimately there is really only one reason to prepare: love. You set up home and life insurance, not because you fear being homeless or dying.
Good Friday morning! We start off this week with a bloggers roundup of his own interesting articles, move into an innovative idea utilizing the zombie theme and finish up with a political group doing their part to inform citizens. Bill Hammerman is a blogger who runs the site petaluma360.com. His post titled More Emergency Preparedness "Food for Thought" poses 2 questions with follow
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