Category Archives for Disaster Preparedness


What You Need to Know before Buying Emergency Candles

According to recent stats by the EIA, the average consumer will experience more than 2 power outages per year, and these power outages will last nearly 200 minutes.

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The Ultimate Disaster Preparedness Guide: A 6-Step Plan for Readiness

Disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and even terrorist attacks are nothing new.  However, today it is more important than ever to prepare for disasters. According to Borgen Project, the rate of climate-related disasters increased by 80% from 1980 to 2009.  More people are living in densely-populated cities, which means that the devastation from disasters […]

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most dangerous cities

Do You Live in One of These Most Dangerous Places in America?

When talking about the most dangerous places in America, we usually are talking about crime rates – particularly homicide and violent crime rates per capita.

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How $10 of Supplies Saved My Life during the War: A Survivor’s Story

Today I sat down with my friend Amila to talk about her story growing up during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia.  Amila and her family of 3 lived in Sarajevo for the entire siege. She was 13 when the war broke out. I’ll ask her to share her experience and insights to help others who […]

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10 Plastic Bottle Survival Hacks

10 Plastic Bottle Survival Hacks that Could Save Your Life

I’m a staunch believer that the most valuable survival skill – for both disasters and everyday life – is creativity.  Yes, creativity!

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