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Disaster, Survival, Preparation

Are you prepared for a disaster? Disastrous natural occurances and emergency are never planned. Our Disaster, Survival, Preperation articles are for those who would like to be educated about tips and resources for the preperation of hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, being stranded in the wilderness / outdoors, or even being stuck in a shelter for long periods of time. Our Disaster, Survival, Preperation articles will provide you with access to top of the line products such as 72 Hour Survival Kits, Classroom and Blackout Survival Kits, Emergency Food and Water, Shelter and Sleeping Supplies, Lighting and Heating and so much more. To a Survivalist, being prepared is half the battle! Always be prepared! We retain information from Americas leading experts on preparing for a natural disaster or emergencies. Read up on disaster / emergency survival kits tips, preparation food & water facts, survival shelter & sleeping tips, survival communication, survival tools, disaster perparation lighting & heating, pet emergency survival, surviving fires and evacuations and much more!
  • Don't Fall for Charity Scams

    In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, we're all ready to give our fellow Americans on the Gulf Coast a helping hand. But be careful how you give! Scammers are busy with new tricks to get your money and keep help from getting to those who need it most...

    Learn more from USA.gov and the Federal Trade Commission:

    Wise giving in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

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    Where is your Hurricane Harbor?

    Don’t Wait – Communicate

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    DISASTER, SURVIVAL, PREPARATION

  • Youth Preparedness Council

    Time is running out! Applications for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Youth Preparedness Council (YPC) close on March 31 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

    LEARN MORE: Youth Saving Tomorrow

    FEMA-YouthTeens from across the nation have the opportunity to make a difference in their communities by joining the YPC. Young people on the council work to better their emergency preparedness skills to help ensure readiness and recovery in their own neighborhoods and beyond. All students in grades 8-11, who have engaged in community service or are interested in being an ambassador for emergency preparedness, are encouraged to apply.

    Are you an adult working with youth or emergency management? Share the application with those you believe might be interested in applying today. Applicants must submit a completed application form, two letters of recommendation, and academic records.

    Applications are accepted until 11:59 p.m. PST on March 31, 2017.

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  • Is your Office Prepared? Who is going to save YOUR life?

    How safe is YOUR workplace? Think about preparing the workplace to be a safe environment.

    Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) should be an integral part of your plan.

    On average, only 10% of victims survive sudden cardiac arrest, but survival rates jump to 40% when victims are treated with high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and proper, rapid use of AEDs.

    Remember...

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    SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH!

  • Your Phone is a Survival Tool

    During National Preparedness Month, we'll be talking a lot about communication plans, and how cell phones will often be unavailable...this is part of the theme  “Don’t Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” - butu phone will be available, too. Both before disaster strikes as warning and informational tools, and as service is restored (and they have other offline functions, such as serving as a flashlight, sginalling device, and as a method of recording important images, nots and data) so keep them charged and ready!

    An easy and free way to imcrease your smart phone's usefullness as a survival too; is to download the free FEMA app to help keep your family stay safe through emergencies, even
    from across the country. With weather alerts available from anywhere in the U.S., know when
    severe weather may impact far away students and family.

    The app is available free on the Apple App Store and on Google Play.FEMA-App-2016

  • Updated information for National Preparedness Month

    We've updated our National Preparedness Month page with new resources to help you plan, prepare and communicate! Check it out:national-preparedness-month-2016

  • Don't Wait - Communicate

    Today is the First Day of National Preparedness Month - This year's theme is “Don’t Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.

    We will be sharing ideas on preparedness, communication, and planning to survive a disaster all Month. Please share any ideas you may have, and get started preparing your home, work, or school.

    To prepare for an emergency and/or disaster, it not only takes thoroughness but also an understanding of what is needed, what are the most important items for survival and how much food is needed to survive for at least 72 hours. We have everything you need or want in regard to Disaster Preparation. You don't have to be a hardcore prepper gearing up for the Zombie Apocalypse or even TEOTWAWKI to gear up for disastrous natural occurrences. We have 72 Hour Survival kits that can be used in case of hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes etc., Classroom and Blackout Survival Kits, Emergency Food and Water, Shelter and Sleeping Supplies, Lighting and Heating and so much more. With American Red cross, FEMA and C.E.R.T recommended supplies, you can feel comfortable knowing our products are durable, long-lasting and of the highest quality. Always be prepared!fema-npm-2016-logo-disaster-survival

    WHAT IS TEOTWAWKI ANYWAY? Its an acronym that is used in the Survivalists world meaning "The End of The World As We Know It" - Survivalists are known for anticipating and prepping for disaster or cataclysmic natural events where their preparation and training will come into play. This may include  preparation such as having emergency medical training or storing food and water to more aggressive techniques including self-defense training or the construction of survival structures. To a Survivalist, being prepared is half the battle!

  • Let there be light...

    BLACKOUTThe Chicago Cubs' history dates all the way back to 1876, and the first professional baseball game to be played at night under the lights happened on May 24, 1935. It soon became common practice for the majority of teams to hold regular night games as playing at night greatly increased attendance. So when would you guess that the Cubs played their first night game? 1940? 1952? 1960? If your guess was 1988, you are either really lucky, psychic or a huge baseball fan.

    That's right. On August 8, 1988, the Chicago Cubs turned on the lights at Wrigley Field to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The team chose 91-year-old Cubs fan Harry Grossman to do the honors of flipping the switch. As he did, he proclaimed, "Let there be light." But even today who is the only major league baseball team to play the majority of its home games during the day? You guessed it. The Chicago Cubs.

    What is the most common emergency?

    Blackout SUrvival Kits See our Blackout Survival Kits

    Blackouts are scary times, no matter whether you are a kid or an adult trying to make sure to keep your kids safe during a general blackout or one caused by a natural occurrence. In case of large scale blackouts or power outages, our Guardian kits will provide you with everything you need. Containing battery-free dynamo lighting sources, you can illuminate an evacuation route or a dark house with ease.

    Some tips on how to make a power outage bearable:

    • Cook your perishable foods. If the temperature rises, take anything out of the refrigerator that might spoil and prepare to cook it or consume it before it warms up. Eat perishables before spoilage can occur.
    • Have stable foods that don't require refrigeration. Those that do not require cooking are even better. Canned meats, fish, soups, vegetables, and juices will work .
    • Have a back-up method of heating food and water. A camping stove is ideal (and be sure to know how to use it safely — see warnings). A barbecue grill will work quite well, but do not bring it into the house.
  • DISASTER, SURVIVAL, PREPARATION

    To prepare for an emergency and/or disaster, it not only takes thoroughness but also an understanding of what is needed, what are the most important items for survival and how much food is needed to survive for at least 72 hours. We have everything you need or want in regard to Disaster Preparation. You don't have to be a hardcore prepper gearing up for the Zombie Apocalypse or even TEOTWAWKI to gear up for disastrous natural occurrences. We have 72 Hour Survival kits that can be used in case of hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes etc., Classroom and Blackout Survival Kits, Emergency Food and Water, Shelter and Sleeping Supplies, Lighting and Heating and so much more. With American Red cross, FEMA and C.E.R.T recommended supplies, you can feel comfortable knowing our products are durable, long-lasting and of the highest quality. Always be prepared!

    WHAT IS TEOTWAWKI ANYWAY? Its an acronym that is used in the Survivalists world meaning "The End of The World As We Know It" - Survivalists are known for anticipating and prepping for disaster or cataclysmic natural events where their preparation and training will come into play. This may include  preparation such as having emergency medical training or storing food and water to more aggressive techniques including self-defense training or the construction of survival structures. To a Survivalist, being prepared is half the battle!

    While the 72 hour rule was laid down years ago by the US Coast Guard (as was the 1200 calorie/day guide for food) more recent events - Katrina as an example have led both Survivalist and Government Agencies to promote longer term preparation... as well as higher sustenance levels per day. Are you assured of rescue or support in just 3 days? Not necessarily.  Also, while you can live on 1200 calories per day (especially if lying around in a raft awaiting pick up) but if you are trekking to safety or involved in strenuous activity such as rescuing others - you will need more than that.

    Think about what your survival needs may really be - and then prepare for 50% more than that!

    OKTPWhen a disaster or urgent emergency occurs, being able to survive where you are or needing to bug out is the first big decision that needs to be made. We have a line of Emergency Survival Kits to fully cover these tasks. Whether it is a simple blackout, a classroom lockdown, fire, or flooding, we have all types of kits to cover you in these situations. These include Survival Mini Packs, Honey Buckets for Classroom Lockdowns, Basic, Deluxe and Elite Survivals kits that depend on your needs and Survival Kits that are focused on Long term Food Storage. With brands like Guardian, you know whichever kit, bugout bag, or food storage kit you choose, your supplies will be of the highest quality. Always be prepared!

    We know that not everyone is the same, no two disasters are the same nor are your personal needs the same. The most important thing when choosing a survival kit is what fits for you and your environment, what disasters you can expect and if it needs to be fully portable. There are mini kits out there including our line of Classroom Lockdown kits, Survival "mini" Kits, Vehicle Kits, and Military-type survival kits. You wouldn't want to have a mini kit for a Classroom lockdown kit as the Mini's only support 1-2 two people at the most - you would need a Lockdown kit to use for 30 people. At the same time you would want to have a Bucket Survival kit as a "bug-out" bag if you needed to get out of Dodge as quickly as you can. Make sure you choose the correct Survival kit for your needs. The most important thing though is to be prepared no matter what!

  • The Eye of the Storm and the Heart of Huricane Season

    As Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors, American CPR Training™ reminds you that we are well into Atlantic Hurricane Season, which runs from June 1 through November 30. If you do not already have one, you need to prepare your emergency supply kit now.

    Some other weather ready suggestions can be found in these helpful articles:

    Also - if you have a smartphone, download the FEMA App to receive weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five different locations anywhere in the U.S. Learn what to do before, during and after emergencies with safety tips. Share disaster damage photos on a verified photo-sharing platform. Prepare ahead of time with an emergency kit checklist and safety reminders. Get directions to open shelters and where to talk to FEMA in person.

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  • Where is your Hurricane Harbor?

    shelter_signThis is the end of Hurricane Preparedness Week. Is your home a safe harbor in a hurricane? What about your work? What will you do if on the road when the winds whip in?

    The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides a wealth of information on getting ready for Hurricane Season. As Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors, American CPR Training™ urges you to take a few moments to peruse these resources and learn how to be safe and ready for storm surges, inland flooding, and all the other hurricane (aka Typhoon or Cyclone) related dangers.

    While we all know it is critical to have emergency supplies ready for whatever calamity may strike., they are of little use when you don't know what to do... preparation is key,and knowledge your greatest tool of all.

    Take a look at the WRN Hurricane Preparedness Week page where you can read about:


    How to Determine your risk: Find out what types of wind and water hazards could happen where you live, and then start preparing now for how to handle them. Hurricanes...


    Developing an evacuation plan: The first thing you need to do is find out if you live in a storm surge hurricane evacuation zone or if you’re in a home that...


    Securing an insurance check-up: Call your insurance company or agent and ask for an insurance check-up to make sure you have enough homeowners insurance to repair or...


    Assembling disaster supplies: You’re going to need supplies not just to get through the storm but for the potentially lengthy and unpleasant aftermath...


    Strengthening your home: If you plan to ride out the storm in your home, make sure it is in good repair and up to local hurricane building code specifications. Many of these...


    Identifying your trusted sources of information for a hurricane event: NOAA's National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center are your official sources for...


    Completing your written hurricane plan: The time to prepare for a hurricane is before the season begins, when you have the time and are not under pressure. If you wait until...

    Watch this free video to learn more!

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