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Turn Your Garage Into a Fortress to Protect Your Emergency Supplies

If you don't have a basement, the garage is an ideal place to store the things you'd need to survive a disaster. Here's how to set it up.<p>We regularly experience severe storms where we live, and I want to stock up on emergency supplies. We don't have a basement. Can you give us some tips on storing …

How to Stock Your Disaster Pantry

Worried about having enough food to last through the next mega-storm? Here's our guide to a sensible backup food supply that will sustain a family for a month.<p>When disaster strikes and your family, friends, and neighborhood need your help, the last place you want to be is stuck in a food line. A …

The 7 Best First Aid Kits For Any Situation

A well-equipped first-aid kit is the foundation of any solid contingency plan. There are common elements found in each kit, but the contents should change to match where the kit will be stored and how it will be used. In order to figure out the essentials of the first-aid kit and which ones on the …

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7 Steps to Eat, Drink and Be Smart When Worse Comes to Worst

Food<p>>> Days One to Two: Perishables<p>Dairy products and meat in an unpowered refrigerator can keep up to 4 hours. Frozen food lasts up to two days. If you have doubts about freshness, use a meat thermometer--anything above 41 F should be thrown out.<p>>> Days Three to Seven: Fruits and Vegetables<p>Most …

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Beyond First Aid Kits: 5 Unexpected Survival Kit Essentials

Gallon jugs of water, fire extinguishers and first-aid supplies are the essentials of any good survival kit, but our survey of those who outlasted disasters suggests a few more unexpected items. Read their amazing stories of surviving fires, blizzards, hurricanes and tornadoes here.<p>1. Beer<p>"Buy a …

How to Survive Absolutely Anything

Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, tornadoes and other disasters can turn a region upside down in a day. And for some unlucky families the crisis may last for weeks if not months.<p>Disaster planning begins before you even choose your home, with a simple investigation of the risks that you will face. Is …