Category: Sanitation

COOKING: Build a better, improved concrete block rocket stove from recycled or salvaged materials

Source: By: Leon Pantenburg Posted on: April 30th, 2014 [ In the aftermath of a disaster, such as a tornado, purifying drinking water may be a priority. The quickest, safest method could be boiling. Here’s how to make an effective stove out of salvaged materials. The tornado (or some other natural disaster) passed, and you’re thankful to […]

PREPS: Are You Ready Series … Pandemic Preparedness

Source: By: Tess Pennington  Ready Nutrition  Posted on: April 1st, 2014 Let’s cut to the chase, it is very difficult to prepare for epidemics and pandemics especially for those living in close proximity to others. These natural recurring disasters tend to occur suddenly and without warning. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), serious, deadly contagious […]

THREATS: Biological Attack — Are We Ready?

Source: Biological Attack — Are We Ready? Imagine the nightmare scenario of an attack from a terrorist group or hostile nation. It probably involves a radioactive blast and a mushroom cloud, right? What about an attack that involves germs and surgical masks? How does that factor in? The reality is biological attacks may be […]

PREPS: 10 Things People Often Forget to Do Until It’s Too Late in an Emergency

Source: By: Derek Smith Posted on: February 17, 2014 You never know when a disaster might strike. Not to sound too doom and gloom, but the fact is that all of us live in an area with at least some risk of an earthquake, flood, hurricane, tornado, tsunami, or other natural disaster. You need to be prepared […]

SURVIVE: 10 Unbelievable Ordinary Things That Could Be Potential Lifesavers

Source: By:  staff-writer Posted on:  January 9, 2013 10. Sanitary Pads | Bleeding Wounds Treating The sanitary pad’s origin lies in nineteenth-century battlefield hospitals to treat bullet wounds. Only after World War I did they take on their now-traditional use of female hygiene. In case of emergency, when medical attention may not be available, bleeding wounds treating will […]

TIPS: 10 Winter preparedness tasks for the home

Source: By: Jim Cobb, Living Ready Posted on: 11:58 AM 02/16/2014 We are now in our annual rendezvous with Old Man Winter, we human beings are sort of biologically, as well as psychologically, wired to batten down the hatches, so to speak. For many of us, we go into full “prep” mode, striving to stock up on everything and anything. […]

SHELTER: All about Sheltering In Place

Source: By: Posted on: February 10, 2014 There are variety of unplanned events and disasters that would require you to shelter-in-place such as a tornados, hurricanes, terrorist attacks, chemical spills, quarantine and isolation. Sheltering-in-place simply means to take shelter where you are. Some situations may even require sealing off the room from outside containments like an explosion […]