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DIY Emergency Earthquake Kits (Part IV)

DIY Emergency Earthquake Kits (Part IV)

Documents and Data If all your computer was destroyed and your file cabinets were flooded, would you have a backup of your most vital records? Most folks don’t think about data, but it’s just as crucial as first aid items. Your kit should have copies of vital identification of you and your loved ones such as birth certificates, driver’s licenses, social security cards, and passports. Also, include copies of essential documents like: Wills Deeds and Contracts  Stocks and Bonds Immunization…

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DIY Emergency Earthquake Kits (Part III)

DIY Emergency Earthquake Kits (Part III)

  Home Essentials If your home is destroyed in a natural disaster, one of the first things you must do is turn off your water, gas, and electric. Find out where your shut-off locations are and acquaint yourself with how to turn them off. It’s a smart idea to have a wrench handy for this task. Other fundamentals you need if the power goes out are: Pliers Camper Stove Matches Aluminum Foil Signal Flare Writing Utensils and Paper  Sewing Kit …

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DIY Emergency Earthquake Kits (Part II)

DIY Emergency Earthquake Kits (Part II)

Food When collecting food for an emergency kit, it’s vital to shop for ready to eat and nonperishable foods. You might not be able to use your kitchen. Soups, canned meats, fruits, and vegetables are good since they have a long shelf life. Packets of tuna are good too. High-energy foods like granola, peanut butter, jelly, and trail mix are good choices as well. You can also buy military-grade emergency ration bars in the camping section of any store.  Also,…

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DIY Emergency Earthquake Kits (Part I)

DIY Emergency Earthquake Kits (Part I)

  Save money and assemble your own emergency kit with these crucial items. Does your family have an emergency plan? You have to have a conversation with your loved ones about what you would do, where you would go and what you would need in the event of an earthquake.  It’s a smart idea to have an emergency preparedness kit on hand should any natural disaster strike. The Red Cross and the Center for Disease Control both have good guides…

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Truck Drivers Emergency Kit

Truck Drivers Emergency Kit

What things should truckers have in an emergency kit? That depends on each trucker’s specific situation. The Truck Chest An all-season truck survival kit must do it all: aid you in sheltering in place or pull off a rescue on your own, whether you bog down in a blizzard or overheat your transmission in a desert wilderness. Pack It In Rubbermaid’s 24-gallon ActionPacker is durable enough to stand on, with lockable latches and a true watertight lid. A quickly needed…

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The Benefits of a Storm Shelter (Part II)

The Benefits of a Storm Shelter (Part II)

Best shelters for pets When asking for a storm shelter to be set up, remember that your pets will need a secure place during storms. There is lots of online information about pet and severe storms that you should take a look at since it is common knowledge of how agitated pets get during a storm. One of the most efficient ways to get pets to come down during a storm is to bring them to a room where the…

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The Benefits of a Storm Shelter (Part I)

The Benefits of a Storm Shelter (Part I)

It’s general knowledge that storm shelters save lives. Regardless if a bad storm is developing, like a tornado, the weatherman will tell you to get to a storm shelter for the best opportunity of safety. While this is the key benefit of storm shelters, a storm shelter in or around your house can provide even more advantages. If you’re thinking about buying a storm shelter, or just don’t understand if they’re crucial enough then read on. It may just save…

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Tools Every Car Should Have

Tools Every Car Should Have

Some of us keep utterly nothing in our car trunks, while others have enough stuff in there to live in their cars for a month. Somewhere in between is the suggestion items below we think every car owner should forever have on hand. You can purchase a complete emergency safety kit, but make sure it has a flashlight, first aid kit, booster cable, and many other items. You can make your own which could be more satisfying since you most likely…

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Which Portable Generator Should You Have in Your Home?

Which Portable Generator Should You Have in Your Home?

For many property owners, it takes only one time to loss of power to bring quickly the purchase of a generator. If you’re wondering which ones are the best, read on. Regardless if it’s a snowstorm or summer shower, when the power goes out you’ll need something dependable to aid in keeping you going until the power comes back on. Our dependence on electricity to power our smartphones, computers, and appliances is something we take for granted until it’s gone, even…

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Emergency Tools to Keep in Your Car

Emergency Tools to Keep in Your Car

Keeping an emergency set of tools in your trunk is a good idea. You never know what might happen and if you have a family, you definitely want to make sure that you are prepared. So what kind of tools should you keep in your trunk? Where you live can make a difference. If it’s mostly tropical, then you really don’t need anything for winter weather. And if you live somewhere where there is a long winter, you should factor…

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