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10 tips for staying cool during a power outage/heat wave emergency

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Think about possible weather scenarios – hot or cold – as part of your family’s preparedness plans. How will you stay cool if some emergency knocks out the power grid during a heat wave?

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Encourage preparedness mindset with this book: “The Unthinkable”

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Amanda Ripley’s book “The Unthinkable” is not about disaster recovery: It’s about what happens in the midst of one – before emergency personnel arrive and structure is imposed on the loss. It’s about the human reaction to disaster and how you should act if you want to survive.

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The SPOT Gen3 locater beacon should be accompanied by navigation gear.

Start with these basics for your wilderness survival gear

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Let this be your mantra: “I will save me. My survival kit won’t save me. My equipment or gear can’t save me.”

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Worth Reading: “Survival Psychology” gives the mental baseline for survival

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The most common first reaction during an emergency is disbelief and denial. Most people won’t know what to do, and most will do the wrong things!

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Bannock is quick to make wherever you. The recipe is very similar to Damper, an Australian version of survival bread

Damper Recipes: Try Australia’s survival bread

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Survival food requirements are ease of making and cooking, simple ingredients and good taste! Damper is Australia’s contribution to survival bread, and here’s how to make and enjoy it!

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Ten items to help you gear up for San Andreas type disasters and emergencies

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The latest disaster movie “San Andreas” started you thinking about preparedness. You live in an apartment with limited storage space – what are some of the things needed to get started?

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Tornado survival tips: Weather the storm safely

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I’m afraid of tornadoes, and if you live in an area where the twisters are possible, you should be too! You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to be prepared.

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Everybody has a prescription for something, or you can recycle plastic containers. Use these free containers to carry firestarter.

DIY: Free Containers for Firestarter Kits

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Some survival items, if the quality is not compromised, should be cheap. This allows you to have multiple pieces of good, effective equipment, stashed in strategic locations, so you’ll never have to run short. This firestarter is a good example!

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Survival Skills: How to Shut Off the Gas and Water During an Emergency

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During a tornado, cyclone, earthquake or fire, you may be forced to evacuate. You may be told to shut off your utilities, Let’s hope you know how to do it. If you don’t here are some instructions!

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How to: Make jerky from small game meat

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Venison or big game jerky is common, but few use small game animals as the basis of that frontier staple. Making jerky is a great way to clean out the freezer at the end of the season and create tasty snacks out of last year’s harvest.

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