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October 29, 2010

Every home should be prepared for any emergency or natural disaster that may come its way.  Home owners should have disaster supplies packed in a bag so they can just grab the bag and go.  These supplies should be complete with food, water, blankets, flashlights and radios. 

If you don’t want to pack your own supplies, you can buy these supplies in stores or online.  There are disaster supplies for two or more people.  There is water and food that have very long shelf lives.  Included are waterproof matches, signaling devices, rope, knife, survival sleeping bags, and more.  You can really last for a few days with these ready disaster supplies bag.

Don’t Enter a Risky Scenario Unprepared

October 27, 2010

I know ice fisherman who drive out on the ice with the doors open on their truck as a pre-caution to preventing their truck from falling through the ice and then not being able to open the doors due to water presure holding the doors closed. 

 Window Punch

Here is a emergency window punch that will knock the window glass out and also cut the seat belts in an emergency.  The window punch is a great addition to your auto emergency kits  for your car or truck and should be kept in the glove box or a handy location.

A First Aid Kit Checklist

Author: Keneth H.
October 23, 2010
A First Aid Kit Checklist

Things you should have in a good first aid kit:

• Two pairs of Latex, or other sterile gloves (if you are allergic to Latex).
• Sterile dressings to stop bleeding.
• Cleansing agent/soap and antibiotic towelettes to disinfect.
• Antibiotic ointment to prevent infection.
• Burn ointment to prevent infection.
• Adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes.
• Eye wash solution to flush the eyes or as general decontaminant.
• Thermometer (Read more: Biological Threat)
• Prescription medications you take every day such as insulin, heart medicine and asthma inhalers. You should periodically rotate medicines to account for expiration dates.
• Prescribed medical supplies such as glucose and blood pressure monitoring equipment and supplies.

Things that may be good to have:

• Cell Phone
• Scissors
• Tweezers
• Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
• Non-prescription drugs:
• Aspirin or nonaspirin pain reliever
• Anti-diarrhea medication
• Antacid (for upset stomach)
• Laxative

Finding a comprehensive emergency kit and first aid kits aren’t too difficult to find and, in fact, there are sites that specialize in these specifically.  The key thing is to add to the first aid kits and make sure they are as well stocked as possible. 

October 15, 2010

wilderness survivalSurviving in the wilderness during when disaster strikes can sometimes stretch the thin line between life and death. It’s important to be ready with a good emergency kit and some additional supplies to help you and your companions endure adverse conditions until help arrives. Basic outdoor kits must have enough provisions to sustain one or more persons for at least 72 hours.  Each kit should contain food and water for a number of people. There should be or you can add thermal blankets and protective gloves to protect you from the cold. A first aid kit and basic medications should always be included, as well as signaling devices to help you call a rescuers’ attention. Never go on outdoor trips without a first aid kit. You’ll never know when you’re going to need it most.

Emergency Food

Author: Sam
October 13, 2010

Besides my kitchen emergency food supply bag, that I keep in my kitchen, which I can quickly fill with food staples like nuts, tuna, crackers, rice, breakfast food bars, snack food, etc… I keep a box of emergency food ratio bars.

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Emergency food bars are the most compact, energy filled, and compact emergency food that you can take with you in an emergecy evacuation and/or emergency lock down.

October 8, 2010

Veterinarian Judy again.  I cannot resist, it must be my training.  Here are a few tips with respect to pet first aid and triage.  If your pet is injured, first make sure you are in a safe place to attend to your pet.  Keep in mind the basics of emergency health care.  Observe if your pet is breathing?  Does your pet have a pulse?  Does your pet’s gum color indicate shock?  Does your pet response to your voice?   Once you have made thes observations then call your veterinarian and describe the injury or illness, and ask if there is something you can do to help your pet and/or tell your veterinarian that you are on your way with your injured pet.  When it comes to emergency first aid, you want to deal with the most life threatening problems first.  For example, a mouth burn from chewing an electrical cord in not as serious as the fact that your dog has stopped breathing from the jolt.  Internal injures and whole body injuries (like shock) are generally more serious than cuts, scrapes, and breaks.

Below are the top ten triage priorities in order that you should try to deal with them.

 1.  Not breathing or No Pulse.

2.  Not Breathing.

3.  Unconsciousness.

4.  Shock.

5.  Difficulty Breathing.

6.  Chest wound or Chest Puncture.

7.  Severe Bleeding.

8.  Stomach Wound or Stomach Puncture.

9.  Extreme body temperature above 105 degrees or below 95 degrees.

10.  Poisoning or Snake bite.

Nevertheless, most pet emergencies can indeed be solved with a good pet first aid kit.

Pet First Aid Kit

I think all US citizens are becoming aware of the increase in emergency evacuations due to flooding, hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, and now the possibility of terror attacks.  Everyone should have a emergency plan, some emergency gear, and be prepared for a full evacuation. 

Emergency Food and Water

Author: June D
October 2, 2010

Emergency FoodWater and Food will be needed in any emergency.  

A active person can drink two quarts of water a day, but you can get by with less if your not going to be active.  With respect to food a normal person needs about 1,800 calories a day.   A good rule of thumb would be 3 small water boxes per person per day and a 1,800 to 2,400 calorie food ration bar for each person, per day.  Many experts then recommend a 3 day supply for each person in your group.Having  your own private food reserve makes a lot of sense.  You can use dehydrated camping food and/or use cans of food as well. 

 Emergency Water

The first priority really is having an ample supply of clean water as people cannot survive without water.  A person can survive a few days with out food, its not comfortable but it can be done.   Having an ample supply of clean water and some food is a top priority in any emergency.

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