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.
I was reading a work by the late Dr. Glenn Morris last night when I came across one of my favorite passages from the Chinese classic, Tao Te Ching (The Way and Virtue). A portion of chapter 31 from the Gia-fu Feng and Jane English translation states the following:
“Weapons are instruments of fear; they are … read more
Your body, like the Earth, consists of mostly water. A widely accepted fact is that most folks cannot live much longer than 2 days without water. The experts generally recommend for the average person a minimum of eight 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Accordingly, you will need to provide one half gallon of water per person per day … read more
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 window. Fire escape ladders are usually a safer bet than jumping. I have a good friend who experienced an apartment complex … read more
Launched in 2004, NPM is FEMA’s* national annual preparedness outreach. NPM is managed and sponsored by FEMA’s Ready Campaign. The Ready Campaign, in conjunction with the Ad Council, aims to educate and empower Americans during NPM and throughout the year to prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies, including natural disasters … read more
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
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
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
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It doesn’t matter whether you are Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Atheist, Muslim, LDS, 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 and … 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