According to The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, 1 in 4 women reported experiencing severe physical violence by an intimate partner at some point in their life. And that’s just from the people they know. Women aren’t helpless, either. Just like men, it’s about preparation and spotting potential threats. Let’s look at the […]
We all know how frustrating it is when your car won’t start, and you jump out to check the battery. You give it a few good turns, thinking that might do the trick, but you realize you need a new battery before long.
Car troubles are alarming, and diagnosing what’s wrong isn’t always easy when your car gives you issues. One of the most common problems many drivers face is a faulty car battery or alternator. To help you know the difference, we’ve created this guide to compare signs of a bad car battery vs alternator. Here are […]
Winter is here, and you may wonder, “Can pipes freeze in the attic?” Because pipes in the attic are often exposed to cold air, they are more likely to freeze. Frozen pipes can cause severe damage to your home, but there are ways to prevent them. Remember to take action before the cold weather hits […]
Extreme heat is gross and exhausting. And it feels just about impossible to escape the scorching temperatures. Let’s look at what you can do on a 100-degree day and ways to sidestep the heat.
What’s the number one thing we need to survive? Water. In the case of well water, it comes from underground sources, so it’s for the radiological particles to infiltrate. Let’s take a deep dive into well water and why an adequate filtration system now will it save you from nuclear fallout in the future.
Have you ever opened a bag of coffee you purchased months ago and wondered: how long does vacuum-sealed coffee last? As coffee lovers, we’ve researched what factors determine how long vacuum-sealed coffee stays fresh. We’ll talk about how good storage and other factors help to keep beans fresh and how to keep your future coffee […]
Underground bunkers were super popular during the Cold War because the thought was that nuclear war was near at hand. The instability of the world has led to below-ground shelters making a comeback, but it’s a bit trickier to build one than back in the 1960s. Let’s dig into how to apply for a permit to build […]
A water tower is a large water tank usually placed on an elevated metal structure to enable a stable water supply to the surrounding buildings and community. Its primary function is to pressurize water for distribution. This water elevation above the pipes that distribute it ensures that the gravity-driven hydraulic pressure forces the water down […]
If you live in Florida and are worried about it being it by a tsunami, I’m going to break all the facts for you in this piece. I’ve been studying extreme weather phenomena for years due to personal interest in the topic. But tsunamis grab my attention more than any other events. I guess this […]
Tornado season is known as the period between March and June when tornados are most likely. While some have access to tornado shelters or basements, that’s undoubtedly not always the case. We’ll look at some tips on taking shelter from a tornado in an apartment so that you’re never caught off guard.
Ceramic body armor has a job to do; protect you. But, once they’ve passed the expiration date, they lose a whole lot of effectiveness. Let’s look at the ceramic body armor shelf life and how you can ensure your bulletproof vest lasts as long as possible.
Oh no! The power went out in your area. You can’t enjoy electronic entertainment, and now you have to take measures to save your perishable food. You may be wondering if you have access to running water during a power outage. Does water go out when the power goes out? This phenomenon depends on specific […]
Did you know that ham radio has many uses? The National Association for Amateur Radio reports that the idea of radio frequencies started in 1873 when James Clerk Maxwell released his theory about the electromagnetic field. Fast forward 28 years later, Guglielmo Marconi utilized a radio device connected with a large antenna to correspond with […]
Oh no! You left the car windows open or the convertible hood down, and now, your car flooded after a rainstorm. Do not fret! While the process will take a few days, there is an easy step-by-step way to dry your car carpet after experiencing a flood. Here is how to dry carpet after a […]
When planning for disastrous times, consider ten must-haves when building your bug-out vehicle (that’s to leave, rather than regular vehicle preparedness). There is no reason to cheap out when preparing for a potential survival situation, so get the best options for your bug-out vehicle. Let’s take a look at what’s practical in a bug-out car.
If you ever find yourself in an emergency that will leave you without access to your home or vehicle, you will need a 72 hour kit list. There are quite a few different emergencies that could happen where you need to grab your 72-hour emergency kit and head out the door (or be stuck in […]
The great outdoors is full of things to see and do. From camping and hiking to wilderness survival, there’s no shortage of adventures right outside your door. If you want to be prepared for everything Mother Nature has to offer, you will need the proper tools. But how do you prepare for the unknown? Cue […]
Survival watches are essential tools that can become incredibly useful. Many rely on these wrist multi-tools during their solo adventures away from civilization. These watches continue to go to people’s wish lists or online shopping carts. We want to inform you about them and why they can become a life-saving gadget in your toolkit. Today, […]
This article will discuss a list of the worst freeze-dried foods you should avoid. The article is based on extensive research in the area of how to properly store foods. Certain foods must be stored correctly or it can result in sickness. You will understand why certain foods should not be freeze-dried, the implications, and […]
Like most people, you rely on your computer to complete essential tasks, manage your schedule, and stay connected with loved ones. But what happens when your computer loses power suddenly? If you’re looking for quick solutions to troubleshoot computer power troubles to save time and money on repairs, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll […]
Traveling alone requires its own sort of preparedness. If something is going to go wrong with your vehicle, chances are high that it will happen while you’re on a road trip. Maybe not a high chance, but it sure does seem that way.
Unpredictable weather and the possibility of various apocalyptic events have led to a spike in everyday citizens getting their ‘ticket’ or ‘ham’ radio license. Ham radios are a reliable way to communicate and have been around for a hundred years. They are the ultimate emergency radio. We will examine why you need a license for a […]
Because we are experiencing more disasters (specifically extreme weather like hurricanes, storms, tornadoes, and more), the booming need for disaster response technicians has expanded into most regions in the US.
EEBDs (emergency escape breathing devices) are common in specific work environments. Escape hoods and escape respirators protect employees from occupational diseases. But having one at home is handy, too. We’ve come to a place where we must expect the unexpected. Adding escape hoods to a family emergency plan or fire drill isn’t an overreaction; it’s just preparation.
Walking into a hardware store can get real confusing, real quick. All you want to do is chop some firewood or start that wood project, but you see a wall of shiny cutting tools, and they honestly all look the same sometimes.
You don’t have to be deep in bushcraft to appreciate fatwood. Fatwood knowledge goes a long way to ensuring warmth and light in a worst-case scenario.
The water is the last place you think of when it comes to fire danger. One minute there is a cool mist hitting your face, and the next, there is a blaze in the middle of the bay. Most importantly, you must stay calm. Freaking out (which is totally reasonable) will only make matters worse […]
Rolling blackouts are annoying, but they also get pretty dangerous. Generally, a rolling blackout happens during extreme cold and heat because of the demand on the electric grid in addition to storms & other natural disasters. High energy demand is the 6th leading cause of power outages, and just like weather events, there isn’t much […]
Snow, tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes – having an emergency action plan is vital to surviving any disaster in one piece. If you already have, it never hurts to update it and remind everyone what to expect, including the unexpected. Let’s run through why you should have an emergency action plan and where to start when creating one.
One-third of all Americans have come face to face with extreme weather in recent years. It stands to reason that a good chunk of those weather emergencies include frigid and dangerous winter conditions. We’ve seen recent proof that power grids can fail when we need them the most, and dying of hypothermia becomes a real […]
Frozen pipes can lead to burst pipes, leading to a massive headache. But, you can take steps towards preventing freezing pipes altogether. Let’s look at why a dripping faucet works during cold weather and how else you can avoid winter freezing your pipelines.
Fire trucks are part of the cacophony of sirens that respond to an emergency. And if you’ve been part of one, maybe you’ve wondered why the fire department even responds when there are no flames involved. We’ll look at why does the fire department respond to medical emergencies and what they do while on the scene.
Children plus water sometimes equals stress and anxiety. And we can’t leave out the adults who don’t quite understand the importance of water safety. Let’s dive deeply into why is water safety important to you and your family and how you can prevent drowning accidents.
Getting a PO box is not sketchy behavior, regardless of the way TV shows portray it. The actual question is, why don’t more people get a post office box? Let’s look at what a PO box is and why you might consider getting one.
What sucks most about blizzards is that they seem to happen when we’re caught at work or on the road. But that’s what makes it so important to know if one is headed your way, even if the conditions are blizzard-friendly. Let’s examine why do blizzards happen and why getting caught in one is dangerous.
Weather-related myths and misconceptions are commonplace, but this isn’t one of them. The safest room in your house is always going to be the bathroom. Let’s learn how to protect yourself from a tornado and why the bathroom is the safest place in a tornado to take shelter (especially in an apartment).
You hear a lot about the dangers of tsunamis associated with earthquakes, with good reason. But fires are the second most dangerous hazard involved in an earthquake. Let’s look at why earthquakes often cause damaging fires and how you and yours can remain safe after it’s passed.
Power outages are annoying. But the waiting game makes it outright dangerous when it’s cold outside. Let’s look at why the power goes out when it’s cold outside and what you can do to prepare.
We know that freezing temps outside can lead to frozen pipes inside. And, where we live, it can sometimes worsen due to a lack of proper insulation. For example, it’s actually more common for pipelines to freeze in Texas than in Michigan. Because the climate is warmer in Texas, they naturally have less insulation.
Once you’ve seen signs of frozen water pipes, it’s sometimes too late to prevent them from bursting entirely. Let’s look at why pipes burst and the steps you can take to prevent thousands of dollars in damage.
It can seem there’s a gremlin in your phone, sometimes. It decides when to work and when to work your nerves. Let’s troubleshoot what to do when your phone says emergency calls only, so you don’t throw it into the river (especially when you really do need it to work).
For years, there’s been a call for more public access to defibrillators. It’s because, like all first aid, they save lives and are relevantly easy to deploy. Let’s look closer at the reasons why defibrillators are important and how to get better access to them.
Taking a CPR class is one of those things that we put off, but we really shouldn’t. We never know when we will face an emergency where we are the only source of oxygen for the injured. CPR classes are super accessible through the American Red Cross. The class is affordable and only lasts around five […]
In 2021, there 1,376 tornadoes were reported in the United States. And every single one of them came with short notice of an incoming weather event.
Just because you don’t feel an earthquake doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. Thankfully, most at-risk coastal regions have tsunami sirens, and the internet keeps the world connected with push notifications. But that doesn’t mean it’s a 100% surety that you will get a fair warning.
It’s hot, and the beach is a trusted oasis. But beach safety is necessary to avoid getting yanked out into the water by a rip current. The National Weather Service Offices in Tallahassee, Florida, and Mobile, Alabama, have reported 191 fatalities related to rip currents in their region. We will explain why are rip currents dangerous, so you can enjoy […]
A lot of us think thunderstorms are borderline magic. But, along with that beauty comes tons of dangers. Let’s look at why are thunderstorms dangerous so we better understand why we can’t just play in a thunderstorm.
5+ Reasons Why You Can’t Drive Barefoot
Okay, so the funny thing is that people have claimed that driving barefoot is illegal for decades. The truth is, you won’t find a single law in the US saying you can’t. But you shouldn’t. We will check out why you should avoid driving barefoot, as tempting as it is.
Have you ever just been caught without a bandaid? A first aid kit is made for any emergency, whether a scraped knee or increasingly bad blood loss.