Planning

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    A farmer needed an extra hand to help on his farm. One young man came to interview for the job. "What are your qualifications?" the farmer asked. "I can sleep when the wind blows," the young man said. (...)

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    Getting your family prepared for emergencies should be your first preparedness concern, but what about the family pet? Once you are sure that your Read More

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    1. Choose hikes with a specific destination such as a lake, a spectacular view, or a waterfall. Start small children on short, easy trails at first; gradually increase difficulty as their muscles and ambition grow. (...)

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  • Many recognize the value of storing food and water for emergencies. The following list is intended to jar your memory and increase awareness of a few other items that you might easily overlook when developing an emergency storage plan.

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  • Child Safety

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    Disasters can cause panic, fear, and greatly traumatize those involved. Preparation for these conditions ahead of time can minimize the stress of the event, and promote safety for you and your children.

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  • Emergency Fire Safety

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    The following information is taken from http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/statistics/national/

    A fire can engulf a structure in a matter of minutes. Understanding the basic characteristics of fire and learning the proper safety practices can be the key to surviving a house or building fire. (...)

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  • Even though we cannot predict or prevent earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, or other natural cataclysmic events, we can prepare our families to cope and survive as optimally as possible. Learning what communication options are available during and after a disaster will bring confidence that you can better protect you and your loved ones. Establish a "meeting place" where family members can gather in the event of an emergency. You may want to select a local school or church. (...)

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  • Evacuation Plan

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    In an emergency, it's important to have a plan so you know what to do amid the chaos. A major part of that is an emergency evacuation plan. (...)

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  • Natural disasters and emergencies may not normally occur while you are at home where your emergency supplies and food storage are kept. Because of this, it is important to have an emergency plan for the various places your family spends time. Our homes, schools and workplaces should have site-specific preparations for an emergency. (...)

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  • Welcome!

    We’re glad you are here.  If you are new to preparedness or “prepping”, this is a great place to start.  Please keep reading.

    Here we’re going to discuss the whys for getting prepared, and recommend some ways to get started.  It can feel daunting, but with a little insight and direction, we hope to arm you with the information you need to move forward and make the preparations that fit you and your situation. (...)

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    Posted In: Emergency Kits, Planning, Food Storage, Water Storage

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