June 2014

  • Add Tongue Depressors to Your First Aid Kit

    First aid kits are usually full of bandages and other common items. You might not realize that you should also add some tongue depressors to your first aid kit. You won't use them to check sore throats. Instead, you will use them as splints. If someone in your group breaks or severely sprains a finger, they need to keep it immobilized. That can be difficult if you just have your normal first aid items. Instead, use the tongue depressor to keep the finger str...

  • Add Hand Sanitizer to Your First Aid Kit

    If you are applying first aid to someone, you needed to have clean hands. If your hands are dirty, you can transfer germs to the wound. Then, the person might end up in worse shape than he was in when he got injured. In a normal situation, you would just wash your hands. You might not have that option in the wild, though. That's why you need to include hand sanitizer in your first aid kit. How to Use Apply the hand sanitizer every time yo...

  • Add a Wood Stove or Fireplace to Your Home

    Staying warm will be a serious issue when an emergency strikes. After all, you won't have the power company to rely on for your heat. Fortunately, you can stay warm by adding a wood stove or fireplace to your home. There are a couple of things to keep in mind if you do this. First, make sure you avhe plenty of wood on hand, as well as a wood source and a way to cut it down. You should have an axe and easy access to trees to cut down. Also, keep in mind...

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    Vehicle Survival Kit

    You never know where you will be if a disaster strikes. You might be in your vehicle. With that in mind, you need to have survival supplies available in your vehicle. Then, you can survive while on the road. Necessary Supplies These supplies should include duct tape, rope, a knife, and an emergency radio. You also need waterproof matches, water purification tablets, and a water filter. A shovel is also a good idea, as are emergency blanke...