Storm Shelter? Safe Room? Build Your Own Ultimate Secure Shelter [INFOGRAPHIC]
Safety is a significant issue for every homeowner and eliminating unsafe situations inside the home should be a top priority. Proper installation and usage of electrical and gas lines, carbon…
What Should You Do If You Get Lost In The Woods? Be Prepared.
It’s one of the most frightening experiences you can endure: You’re hiking or walking through the woods and make a turn off a trail for a little untamed exploring. When…
The 4 Survival Skills Every Kid Should Know
Some of outdoor adventurer Bear Grylls’ biggest fans are kids. Their eyes widen at his derring-do, and boys and girls alike admire his survival skills and savvy. But the survival…
Wildfire Evacuation Tips – What Can You Do To Make Sure You’re Ready?
An average of 1.2 million acres of U.S. woodlands burn every year, so homeowners in wildfire-prone areas should spend some time learning about fire mitigation techniques and how to prepare…
Get Kids Involved in Emergency Planning
The Loma Prieta Earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area on October 17, 1989. Remembered by many for occuring during the nationally-televised World Series, the quake quite literally rocked many…
Disaster Advice From The ‘Survival Mom’ – Panic Less, Prepare More
A former teacher and suburban mother of two, Lisa Bedford is a blogger known as The Survival Mom. She encourages a calm, common-sense approach to planning for uncertainty in her…
Disaster Tourism: A Side Effect of Catastrophes
Is disaster tourism a financial opportunity to help communities rebuild, or does it prevent communities from emotionally healing? This is just one of the tough questions being asked by Joplin,…
Zombie Survival Guide: Be Prepared For Any Disaster
Suburban America is generally seen as a safe, calm place to raise a family and be part of a community. Children go to and from school, parents commute to work…
Flooded House
Emergency Preparedness Beyond Bottled Water and Batteries September is National Preparedness Month, a dedicated time to get your home organized for disaster preparation. Whether you prepare for a hurricane or…
Don’t Go It Alone: New Research Stresses Importance of NGOs in Disaster Recovery
Last spring, we saw first-hand the effects of devastating storms, mile-wide tornadoes and surging floodwaters. This is the right time to examine how we prepare for and respond to catastrophes.…