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.


Nate Prompts Emergency Declaration on Gulf Coast

By: Sean Breslin
Weather Underground

As the eventual path of Tropical Storm Nate became clearer, officials along the Gulf Coast warned residents to prepare and not take the storm lightly.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency Thursday for 29 counties in response to the storm.

“Tropical Storm Nate is headed north toward our state and Florida must … read more


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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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 6

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