DY water filter
10 Nov 2017

Make a DIY Water Filter

Lifestraw or some other water filters are great, and if you have one you should use it. But what if you don’t have one? I knew that you could make a water filter from some basic materials that you probably already have at hand like sand and a 2-liter soda

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steam on pot in kitchen
11 Mar 2017

How Can You Collect Water in the Desert?

OK, you might not be in the actual DESERT when there’s an emergency situation. But around my parts, the Pacific Northwest, it’s common to go for weeks in the summertime with no rain. I’ve lived in my city for 25 years, and over that time there’s been a noticeable shift

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MyCanoe Folding Origami Canoe
23 Feb 2017

Will a Folding Canoe Save Your Life?

Depending on where you live, you might need to cross water to get home or to your safe place in the event of a social or natural disaster. I live in the northwest, where there are two major rivers that bisect my town. Depending on the way I drive home,

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Make a Better Rainwater Collection System
21 Oct 2016

Build A Better Rainwater Harvest System

Have you seen the many rainwater collection systems that stores and catalogs are selling? Firstly, not only are they expensive and more designed for looks, they’re not very efficient. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we live were it happens to rain a lot from October through to May. It rarely

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maintenance on a residential water heater
03 Jun 2016

Hidden Emergency Water Sources You’ve Never Thought Of

In the event of an emergency, water is going to be one of the most sought-after commodities. It is essential to store water for emergency use (one gallon per person per day is the recommended amount), but you may be surprised at the sources of water you already may have

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rising flood emergency
20 May 2016

4 Effective Tactics for Surviving a Flood

Floods are the most common natural disaster in the country. They can also be deadly if you’re unprepared. It only takes a few inches of fast-moving water to knock down a person or lift a vehicle. If flash flooding is expected in your area, don’t risk getting stranded away from

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car in flood
09 May 2016

Man Escapes Flooded River After Truck is Submerged

A man put his skills to use so he could survive a monster flood in Springfield, Missouri. Jonathan Whitworth is lucky to be alive after he drove over Wilson’s Creek in West Springfield. It can happen so fast you don’t even realize the situation. To hear Jonathan tell it to

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DIY water filter
28 Apr 2016

Start Preparing Now for the Inevitable Water Shortage

Living in a modern society, it is easy to take our easy access to clean drinking water for granted. That means it is extremely important to be prepared if access to water is restricted. Here’s how to prepare for a water shortage. Know Your Storage Options If you don’t want to

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hiker on ice
19 Mar 2016

How to Rescue Someone Who Falls Through Ice

You need to know the critical steps and  how to avoid risking your own life in the process of rescuing someone from a fall through the ice. If someone falls through ice and you’re the only one who can save the victim, don’t rush to them. Don’t go near the

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08 Dec 2015

Running the Rapids: How to Protect Yourself in Whitewater

The rush of whitewater rafting is pure adrenaline. Your first sight of the set of wild rapids just down the river sends your heart rate pumping. You grip your paddle with knuckles as white as the water. While floating rivers and group river rafting tours are a common outdoor pastime,

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