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 …

Homemade Alcohol Can Stoves

An inexpensive portable alcohol stove can be created with new paint cans, toilet paper and alcohol. The original design called for a one gallon paint can, a quart paint can, a small tile, a paint can opener, a roll of toilet paper, and rubbing alcohol. We experimented and decided that we would not use this design indoors due to safety concerns. However, it would be a great tool for emergency use outside.