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Emergency Preparation Articles


The articles on this page all deal with various aspects of
emergency preparation.


71-Hour Emergency Kits

Everybody Should Have an Emergency Kit, by David M Coulter   Why you should have a 36 hour emergency kit and what to put in it.

Retail 72-Hour Emergency Kits, by Nikki Willhite.  An example of the kind of kits you can purchase for easy emergency food, cooking a water purification.



Disaster Preparedness for Children, by Nikki Willhite   How to make children feel more secure during emergency situations.


First Aid

13 Things Every First Aid Kit Should Have, by John Mclain   The things you need to have in a first aid kit.


Food Storage

Cooking with Honey, by Nikki Willhite   The value of honey in your food, and recipes for honey butter, honey butter cookies and honey custard.

What You Need to Know About Food and Expiration Dates, by David W Engelhardt  How to check food labels and what they mean.

Emergency Food and Water, by Eric Holm   Some tips on putting up a little extra water and food for emergencies.

Freeze Dried and Dehydrated Foods:  Which Is The Better Method for Long Term Survival Food Storage, by Mark S Zehnle The differences between dehydrated and free-dried foods and how they apply to nutrition and storing food.

How to Make Chicken Jerky - How to make chicken jerky from boneless chicken breasts.


Frostbite and Cold

Frostnip, Frostbite, Chilblain and Emergency Preparedness, by Brenda J Jensen    Emergency preparation information on frostbite and exposure to the cold. What to do to prevent it, and what to do if you have it.


House Fires

Fire Prevention In The Home, by Ruby Aragon How to keep your home safe from fires.

Things You Should Know in Order to Prevent House Fires, by Justin L. Cook  What are the main causes of fires in the home and how to prevent them.


Household Plumbing

Frozen Pipes, by Amanda Klecker    How to prevent frozen pipes, and how to deal with frozen pipes.



The Untold Story of Hurricane Andrew, by Nikki Willhite- The story of Hurricane Andrew from the journals of an insurance adjuster.


Ice Storms

The Dangers of a Winter Ice Storm and the Resulting Power Outage, by Allan Wright  The effects of ice storms and how to prepare for them.



What Are Landslides and What Should You Do to Guard Your Personal Safety? by Michael Griesmer  Some tips to guard against landslides and how to stay safe.



Lightning Safety, by Toni Grundstrom  How to stay safe during a lightning storm.



Emergency Preparation and Prescription Drugs, by Nikki Willhite  How to build an emergency supply of medications.


Power Loss

Power Loss and Elevators, by Nikki Willhite  How power outages can affect disabled people living in high-rise apartments or in apartments with elevators.

Power Outage Survival Kit, by Joseph Parish   How to prepare for a power outage.



7 Winter Driving Safety Tips for Fear of Driving in the Snow, by Greg Weber   Tips on how to drive on snow in the winter.


Storms and Hurricanes

Disaster Preparedness:  Essential Tips to Help You Prepare, by Diana Ennen   How to prepare for disasters and storms.

Winter Storm Preparation, by Nikki Willhite   How to prepare for winter storms.



Sunstroke: Home Care and Treatment, by Candice McInnes  How to recognize the symptoms of sunstroke, care, and prevention.



How to Spot a Rip Current, by Drew Namdets  How to identify rip tides and what to do if you are caught in one.



What Causes a Tornado, by Shawn Joseph Gossman  Signs in the Weather That a Tornado Will Happen.



Can You Outrun a Tsunami? by Gordan Gumpertz What is a tsunami, the danger to human life, and how to protect yourself.



Survival Water Purification, by John Issac Elm How to purify water in a survival situation.



Cyber Attacks and Your Money, by Nikki Willhite   The potential dangers to your money and how to protect it.

How to Choose Emergency Items, by Nikki Willhite   Some tips on choosing items for emergencies and disasters.








Emergency Preparation and  Prepping Articles

More tips and perspectives on how to prepare and cope with natural  disasters and other emergency situations.



Recipes Using Dehydrated and Freeze Dried Foods

Recipes using long term food storage -  freeze dried and dehydrated food


Easy Recipes Using  Canned Food

Recipes that are easy to make and use items that you can purchase in the supermarket and store in your pantry.





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