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The Prepper's Guide to Survival

There are millions of people in the United States alone that consider themselves preppers. Preppers are those who actively prepare for all types of emergencies from natural disasters to civil unrest. They often acquire items such as emergency medical supplies, food and water, and more. While not everyone

Create an Emergency Preparedness Plan for Your Family

In the event of an emergency, natural or otherwise, it is important to make sure that your family's basic needs are being met and that they are safe. The most effective way of to do this is to have a plan in place. It's very easy to panic during an emergency; being mentally and physically prepared may help to minimize that feeling of panic and enable you to keep your family calm, cool, collected, and most importantly, safe. An emergency preparedness plan should include a disaster supply kit, as well as any emergency essentials. Emergency preparedness supplies should also be arranged and easily accessible. While your family's emergency plan will be unique to you, there are a few general points that will help to best prepare you for success.

Emergency Preparedness: What to do in an Earthquake

Earthquakes are a natural, sudden, and violent shaking of Earth's surface. They are caused by the shifting and breaking apart of rock deep beneath the Earth's surface. These rocks are moved by a force known as plate tectonics. Massive plates move, colliding, moving past, over and under one another to form Earth's surface. It's their movement we're feeling during an Earthquake. Earthquakes are most likely to occur in the areas that these giant plates meet, the boundaries, though to it possible for them to also occur in the middle of plates.

Weather Emergency: A Kid's Guide to Tornadoes

Tornadoes are one of the most dangerous naturally occurring phenomena in the world. They're unpredictable, and that unpredictability can make them scary. We are starting to actually understand them, though, and understanding them can help us make sure we're safe around them. Here's a bit about what we know about tornadoes, and how to stay safe during one.

Storm and Emergency Guide for Kids

If you have ever been in a storm, you know that they're pretty scary! A storm can be loud and dark, and sometimes, they seem like they'll never end. When a storm gets really bad, it can be an emergency situation. In an emergency, you could easily get hurt. Most of the time, a parent, teacher, or guardian is there to keep kids safe. But if you know what to do, you can be super-helpful in keeping yourself and your family safe. How can a kid do that? By knowing what you need and what you should do during a storm. For instance, there are certain things that you'll need to have during any type of storm. You can help your parents create an emergency kit that has these things inside. Blankets, a flashlight, batteries, and a radio that runs on batteries are some of the things that should go inside of an emergency kit.

Winter Weather Safety and Preparedness

Many people enjoy the winter season; skiing, sledding, snowing, sharing in the holiday season. But before we break into carols and explore the winter wonderland, we must take the proper precautions needed to keep ourselves and our families safe and warm during these cold winter months. New fallen snow is beautiful to look at, but not so fun to drive in. Icy roads, fellow drivers unaccustomed to the conditions of season make our daily commutes and errands a bit more unpredictable. Extreme cold also poses risks to homeowners and travelers, alike. To best prepare you for these cold winter months and the hazards they bring, follow a few simple safety precautions and some key preparedness advice.

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