Category «Emergency Preparedness»

Kerosene Heaters

Inexpensive kerosene heaters are commonly purchased for emergency preparedness and tucked away in a garage still new in the box. Owners are unfamiliar with proper usage and fuel characteristics. It is easy in such a busy world to purchase a product and check it off your list assuming it will do what you think it will. …

Terracotta Pot Heater

We are always interested in exploring new ideas to help keep warm when the power goes out. I was intrigued when I watched the viral video demonstrating how to heat a room using tea lights, flower pots, and a bread pan. Could it really work? Yes and no. In the video, four tea lights are …

Controlling Odors During an Extended Crisis

Our family loves to go camping. I don’t mind the dirt, cold, lack of hot water, or even the bugs. However, I absolutely hate the outhouse! The concept is okay, but the smell is nauseating. The campground uses chemicals and empties it periodically. It still stinks! We have to pack out all of our garbage …

Body Care and Disposal

In some disasters, especially in the aftermath of natural disasters, there may be bodies that require appropriate disposal. Every consideration should be given to the families and loved ones of the deceased. Bodies should be cared for with reverence and respect. Exposure to dead bodies does not usually present a serious health hazard. Whenever possible, …

Safe Drinking Water

Safe water is absolutely essential for survival. You can live several weeks without food, but only three days without water. Drinking contaminated water can result in serious illnesses such as dengue fever, gastroenteritis, cholera, typhoid, hepatitis, and dysentery to name a few. We live in a country where safe drinking water is abundant. In the event …

Antibiotic Stockpiling

Prepping would be easy if you really understood what it is you are preparing for. The best we can do is calculate our personal risk and prepare for those events which are most likely to personally effect us. Disasters can bring with them all kinds of disruptions to our “normal” lifestyle. Medical care, supplies, and …