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Urban Survival Tips - How To Prepare For Emergencies When You Live In The City

So What is Urban Survival? What Does it Mean? We've been hearing a lot about emergency preparedness in the news these days. The earthquake in Haiti, Hurrican Katrine and even the recent shutdown of flights all over Europe from the volcano in Iceland disrupted a lot of lives. Then of course there's the danger of terrorist attacks, pandemics or even, on a more personal level, long term unemployment. Because of these things many people are taking steps to prepare themselves in case of an emergency situation. Now there are a lot of sites and experts out there that tout that the world is turning Apocalypse on us and we should all move to the woods, get off the grid and start growing our own food. But what if the worst doesn't happen? What if you move, give up your life and nothing happens (or it's not so bad)? Approximately half of people in North America live and work in or near a major city. We call them urbanites. I'm an urbanite myself. And most of us have no interest in becoming a mountain man up north t...

 


Building Your Natural Disaster Preparation Kits

The recent flooding in the Midwest has the strength and devastation of natural disasters on everyone's mind. The sad fact is that families seem to just be coming to understanding that natural disasters can happen to anyone, anywhere. Thankfully, more people are trying to educate themselves on what they can do to be prepared. No longer does natural disaster preparation refer to stocking up on bread and water. Recent disasters like the Midwest flooding and even the Katrina Hurricane disaster are forcing us to realize that families must be prepared to relocate or hunker down with vital belongings in a hurry if they want to keep their families and some of their belongings safe. This requires preparing for a disaster long-before it is devastating your home town. FEMA and the Red Cross, along with several other disaster recovery organizations, are stressing the importance for every home to have a disaster preparation kit stocked and ready. Below are the key items each home should have in their prep kit in...

 


LED Flashlights: Water-Resistance Good For Professionals And You

If an emergency occurs and someone is in distress, professional divers, firemen and rescue works must respond to the challenge immediately. Waiting for ideal weather conditions or better lighting is not an option when lives are at stake and the potential for destruction is high. It is no wonder that these professionals demand the highest quality in their lighting equipment. Their flashlight must be strong. It must be bright. It must be easy to use. And for many it must also have air-tight construction that leaves the device water resistant. A water resistant LED torch can cut through the clouds and rain of a thunderstorm, illuminate a darkened street at the scene of a vehicle accident, and accompany a rescue diver searching for wreckage and survivors under water. These lights have proven their worth to many rescue professionals because of their strong, bright light, and long life. While few of us will encounter the harsh conditions that professional rescue professionals must, we can take much from their exp...

 




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