Shelter

Staying out of the elements will save your life. Tents, lean to, house, car, anything that can protect you from the forces of nature.


How To Stay Warm in Winter Weather

Have you ever found yourself outside and realized you just didn’t dress properly for the weather you’re in?  This happens more than you might expect, in fact, an average of over 1300 deaths per year occur due to “excessive natural cold” exposure (that’s how the CDC describes it, seriously).  Here is a chart of the most recent data.

QuickStats: Number of Hypothermia-Related Deaths. CDC archives

QuickStats: Number

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NPM19 Flooding happens in a Flash

Some flooding information from FEMA

Floods are one of the most common hazards in the U.S. They can be local, impacting a neighborhood or very large, affecting multiple states. Thousands of residents in Boulder, CO and nearby towns were recently forced to evacuate after days of heavy rainfall caused mudslides and flash floods. If a flood is developing in your … read more


NPM6 No Way Out

window-ladder-252x300If you live in a multi-level residence or an upper level apartment, you have no doubt spent some time mapping out your family’s fire escape plan.  Often the easiest way out of a midnight fire is through the bedroom window.  Fire escape ladders are usually a safer bet than jumping.  I have a good friend who experienced an apartment complex … read more


NPM5 Home Maintenance and Repair Planning

Spring and autumn are the best times of year. The weather is cool and breezy, the flowers are blooming or the leaves are falling… It’s also the time to give your house a checkup …

gutter_cleaningOUTSIDE THE HOME:

1. Roof: Check roof and around vents, chimneys, skylights and eaves for leaks.

2. Gutters: Clean gutters and drain pipes so … read more


Four Season Jacket 2

Except for those who live in the most extreme weather conditions, this jacket will likely find a place in your year-round wardrobe. 72 Hour Plan welcomes this member contributed review of the REI© Taku Jacket.

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REI© Taku Jacket

I recently made a $209 investment in a Men’s REI Taku jacket. Although I’m traditionally a fan of the more rugged … read more


72 Hour Kit Essentials 5

72 Hour kit – to-go-bag, bug-out-bag, grab bag, ready bag … a bag by any other name is still your bag, baby!

The focus of your 72 hour kit, along with your 72 hour plan is straight forward:To provide for your needs for three days. Not very long, and certainly not the end-all-be-all of your preparedness planning, the … read more