Category Archives: Shelter, Fire and Warmth

How To Prepare Your Apartment For A Disaster

Guest post by Natasha Ramirez. If 2020 hasn’t made you take a long, hard look at your disaster preparedness plan, you probably haven’t been watching the news. There are some events like the “murder hornets”, for example, that took over the internet that shouldn’t worry you too much. But wildfires, hurricanes, and other natural disasters have become a reality for people across the country, and if there was ever a time to fine-tune your preparedness plan, that time is now.  When you rent an apartment, most repairs are the landlord’s responsibility. But when natural disasters strike, those rules go out the … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Hurricane-Proof Your Home

Guest port by David Cruz August and September are peak months for hurricane season, and for those who live on the coast, it’s important to prepare your home for high winds and downpours. Hurricane winds can reach up to 150 miles per hour, in extreme cases, and can last up to two weeks over open waters, according to FEMA. Luckily, there are a number of ways you can prepare for summer storms by the coast. As you prepare for hurricane season, keep the following tips in mind to ensure your house is strong and safe: Strengthen your entry points Your windows … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Family Safe and Prepared

If there is one lesson to be learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s the importance of preparedness. Think back to when the virus first struck. Many people flocked to stores to hoard masks, disinfectants, and for some reason, massive amounts of toilet paper. Those in need of the same precious supplies ultimately had to pay a hefty price or go without.  When it comes to keeping your family safe and well-equipped to handle life’s curveballs, it’s important to discuss current and future steps you can take to protect yourselves, especially in cases of emergencies. This can look like taking the … Continue reading

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The Preppers’ Guide to Securing Your Home for the Next Disaster

If the coronavirus showed us one thing, it was that the U.S. — and the world, for that matter — was underprepared for a worldwide catastrophe. As the pandemic disrupted supply chains, shuttered businesses, and shut down economies, everyone scrambled to pull together what they needed for the ensuing months in quarantine. The results? Everyone stocked up on toilet paper and hand sanitizer. While it’s nice to both have a solid stock of soft, double-ply and be able to wash your hands in a pinch, the truth is, no one really knew what the heck they needed to be ready … Continue reading

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How to Build an Underground Bunker in 9 Steps Infographic

This was sent to me by Big Rentz. The entire article has some good information in it and can be found here: https://www.bigrentz.com/blog/how-to-build-underground-bunker

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Relocating During Coronavirus: Pros, Cons, and Things To Consider

  For many of us, no matter how prepared we might be, this remains a very strange and stressful time to be living in. COVID-19 has presented us with many challenges and has disrupted our lives. On the one hand, we can learn a lot from this time when planning ahead for similar scenarios in the future. On the other, we’re still trying to navigate some unexpected hardships.  While some of us have taken the continued need for social distancing in our stride, it’s nonetheless changed the way we live. Some of the steps we must take are clear: keeping … Continue reading

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