Category «Emergency Preparedness»

Death and Disaster in 5 Short Minutes

Five minutes is such a short amount of time. What will your life be like 5 minutes from now? On December 14, 2012 at 9:35 in the morning, children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut were busy learning to read, write and solve simple math equations. I think many of them were contemplating the …

Prepare 2015–$20 and 15 Minutes a Month

Preparedness can be a little bit overwhelming. This year we are going to help you break it down into manageable pieces. We challenge you to spend $20 dollars to purchase necessary supplies and 15 minutes working on necessary tasks each month. Do it and you will be amazed at the progress you will have made …

Rocked by an Earthquake – Were We Ready?

A few nights ago Jonathan and I were in bed when we heard a weird noise and shaking. We both questioned each other about the noise and movement. He quickly responded that it was an earthquake. Having grown up in California and living through a couple of big earthquakes, I assured him that he was mistaken. …

FEMA’s Take on Emergency Water Storage

I was honored to be a guest expert on Debbye Cannon’s 20/20 Preparedness Show this morning.  Debbye was a delightful host and we discussed some great ideas about emergency lighting and other preparedness topics. You can listen to the interview on her site by clicking here. In the course of our conversation water storage was established as …

The Facts About Emergency Shelters

We recently toured a Red Cross shelter that was set up during a mock disaster. We participated in a class explaining the details of shelter operations. Emergency shelters are certainly a great blessing for disaster relief. We are grateful to those who volunteer and donate time and resources to help others in a crisis. Here …

The PET Bottle Safety Debate

Recently we taught a class on emergency water storage and disinfection at a preparedness expo. We love interacting with our students and one gentleman brought up an issue with PET containers suggesting recent studies had found them unsafe for emergency water storage. True to our nature, we just had to research and find out the …