Unfortunately predators exist in our society, just like in the wild, these predators seek the weak and isolated to make the catch easier. When you are fighting for your life, keeping your family fed and safe in the face of disaster or emergency, you want to be sure you are not a target for predators. Having a will, insurance, … read more
Flooding is a temporary overflowing of water onto land that is normally dry. Flooding may happen with only a few inches of water, or it may cover a house to the rooftop. There are many possible causes of floods including heavy rain or … read more
It’s an okay Kevin Costner movie, but we wont be discussing the short lived carrier of Sean Young in this article.
If 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 … read more
Our bodies are like machines. They require proper care if we expect proper operation. Sure we may get use from our ‘out of tune’ machine, it might even get the job done when needed. BUT, is your human machine running at peak performance? or even close to peak? halfway to peak? okay, admit … read more
What are you planning for? Often times we think planning is the same as doing, and when it comes to preparedness many folks tend to only focus on one area or Pillar of Preparedness without even realizing there are other areas that need attention.
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 …
1. Roof: Check roof and around vents, chimneys, skylights and eaves for leaks.
2. Gutters: Clean gutters and drain pipes so … read more
The day you have all been waiting for! Challenge day #1 is here. This is a fun family challenge that might open your eyes a bit and will certainly bring some fun and laughter too.
What you will need
- A timer – a clock, stopwatch, oven buzzer, or some other timer that you can use to mark 5 minutes.
When faced with a power outage, or when using a generator for remote power, be sure to stay safe. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offers the following cautions on the use of gas-powered generators and other tools:
Shock and Electrocution
Never attach a generator directly to the electrical system of structure
It doesn’t matter whether you are Latter-Day Saint, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Atheist, Muslim, Pastafarian, or something else… your beliefs are very important to you. They color and guide every aspect of your life despite the level of importance that you may ascribe to them now.
In an unexpected, or unplanned situation most folks will turn immediately to their core values … read more
ICE stands for In Case of Emergency. Most new mobile phones have this contact title pre-programmed so please fill in the appropriate number for your emergency contact, and if you don’t have this contact programmed in your phone, you should create one! Do it today. Emergency personnel look for the ICE contact in phones as a matter of routine.
As … read more