During 9/11, I couldn’t call my parents for three days. I was at college in the Western US, but they were living thirty miles from Manhattan, and their region’s phone lines were all down or busy. (...)
Since communication is vital in an emergency, getting your Ham Radio license could go a long way in giving you up-to-date information during a crisis. (...)
In a survival situation, your tent will protect you from the elements and may be your primary form of shelter. (...)
April 23, 2014
In a major disaster, the modern conveniences we take advantage of every day might not be available. Having the right emergency equipment and tools can help you maintain some degree of normalcy in basic day-to-day tasks. Imagine being able to cook, wash clothes, take a hot shower, light and heat your home, listen to the news, charge your cell phone and other electronic devices, or run large appliances even if the power and water are shut off. (...)
Light sources are important for any emergency preparedness plan. Children and individuals with special needs especially need light not just to see, but also to feel safe. Preparedness experts recommend having several emergency light sources available.
When emergency light sources are mentioned, most people think of flashlights. Flashlights are great because they are small, portable and easy to use. Flashlights are good for directional light, but are not as effective for lighting a whole room. (...)