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Don’t Forget to Rotate Your Supplies

If you have taken the time to stockpile supplies for the safety of you and your family, the last thing you need is for those supplies to be of no use when you need them the most. It is not enough to purchase and forget, your supplies need to be checked on a regular basis to ensure that they are always usable. Different foods have different expiration dates so this needs to be watched carefully…

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How to Create a Fire Escape Plan

How to Create a Fire Escape Plan

Your ability to escape a fire safely largely depends on having an effective plan in place. Having smoke detectors installed is great but if a fire does happen, do you and everybody else in the home understand what to do? I hope you never need to use your fire escape plan other than practice but if you do, you can ensure that you keep your family safe. Gather the Family When you start to create…

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Preparedness for those with Special Needs

Preparedness for those with Special Needs

During todays guide, we are going to be taking a look at developing a plan and an emergency kit for those with special needs. Create a Support Network Your support network is a group of people that you trust and can rely on to help you during an emergency. These should know where your emergency kit is located, understand how any special equipment that you need works, and at least one of them having a…

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Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

Well, as we are nearing the holiday season, it is time to start thinking about making our homes safer during this time. This time of the year is supposed to be a special time of celebration and shouldn’t end in tragedy due to the extra hazards present. Let’s take a look at some important safety recommendations. Christmas Trees Natural christmas trees can be a major fire hazard. A burning tree can rapidly fill a room…

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How to Waterproof Your Matches

How to Waterproof Your Matches

Including matches in your emergency kit is a good idea but if they should become wet, they become useless. Today we are going to look at how you can waterproof those matches so that you can always use them when you need them. We are going to look at four different methods that you can use easily at home. Turpentine Turpentine is a fluid obtained by the distillation of resin from live trees, mainly pines….

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