Category Archive: Emergency Preparedness

Five Practical Uses for a Necktie

Neckties are more than just a way to project a professional or formal appearance.  They have many uses that can be particularly useful during a crisis.  As they become less and less popular in daily attire, you should still consider keeping one on hand at all times just in case you need it.  Let’s take a look at …

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Practical Survival Tips from the Book of Leviticus

The book of Leviticus in the Bible is probably one of the most debated and contentious in all of scripture.  The restrictions placed on the Jewish people are seen by some as oppressive and others as a blessing and wise set of rules to follow.  Many of the principles outlined in Leviticus are incredibly practical and beneficial …

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How to Re-purpose an Egg Carton Into a Fire Starter

How to Re-purpose an Egg Carton Into a Fire Starter You can easily turn an old egg carton into an effective, lightweight and portable fire starter in a few easy steps.  This is a great way to recycle something that would otherwise go to waste, and you don’t need a lot of material or tools …

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How to Build a Rudimentary Day Time Signal Fire

How to Build a Rudimentary Day Time Signal Fire   A good signal fire can be seen for miles in some cases, especially if someone from the air notices the smoke and flame.  Building one can help you to attract attention when you want it, but it’s important to make it as effective as possible.  …

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How to Make a PVC Cordage Spool in a Few Easy Steps

How to Make a PVC Cordage Spool in a Few Easy Steps You can make a spool that can hold up to 50 feet of cordage by using some PVC pipe and a carabiner.  This ingenious trick is something that’s worth trying because it can be used in numerous ways out in the field.  Take …

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Top Leadership Qualities from People Who Know

Top Leadership Qualities from People Who Know There are those who are born to lead and those who need to learn how.  Any one of us can be thrust into a situation where we must take a leadership role and run with it, and these situations often come with little or no warning.  Let’s take …

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How to Rescue and Treat Electric Shock Victims

How to Rescue and Treat Electric Shock Victims One of the biggest hazards associated with a disaster involves downed power lines or exposure to electrical currents.  It is very important that anyone who goes to rescue and attend to a shock victim takes precautions to protect themselves as well as the patient.  Let’s look at …

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How to Give a Patient an IV in an Emergency

How to Give a Patient an IV in an Emergency Starting an IV in patients during a medical emergency is common practice.  Some fluids are used to rehydrate whereas others have to do with replacing essential nutrients when someone loses a lot of blood.  Others are used to regulate heart rate.  While the chances are …

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Preparing Your Children for a Crisis: Using Games to Teach

Preparing Your Children for a Crisis:  Using Games to Teach We all know that preparing for disaster is serious business, and the choices we make now can impact our ability to survive and thrive during and after a crisis.  It’s also important to get children ready to manage during difficult times as well.  Aside from …

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Tips on How to Prepare for a Tornado

Tips on How to Prepare for a Tornado We all know about the devastating effect that tornadoes can have, and all of us should be at least marginally-prepared in case we get caught in the path of one of these ferocious storms.  While many homes and buildings in tornado-prone areas have safe rooms, basements or …

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