Surviving a Midwinter Power Outage

Monday January 26th, 2015

 Tips for Beating the Cold without Electricity Howling winds, falling tree limbs, and piles of snow can wreak havoc on power lines. Winter is a common time for power outages. Freezing temperatures can make them downright dangerous. Without electricity, many American homes don’t have a good source of heating. This can open the door for […]

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Keeping Records Safe

Friday January 23rd, 2015

Protecting your Important Documents: A practical guide to keeping your records safe from disaster When a natural disaster strikes, your first priority is to keep your family safe from harm. But that doesn’t mean you can afford to overlook your most important documents and records. Almost any natural disaster has the potential to ruin or destroy […]

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Hypothermia FAQs: Symptoms & Treatment

Friday December 19th, 2014

Life-Saving Questions and Answers How do you pronounce Hypothermia? Hypothermia is pronounced hi-poe-THUR-me-uh. What is it? Hypothermia is a medical emergency that occurs when body temperature falls under 95°F. In severe cases, the body’s core temperature can fall lower than 82°F. How does hypothermia affect your body? When your body temperature drops, this affects your […]

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Top Videos for Learning First Aid Skills

Wednesday December 17th, 2014

The 5 Most Essential First Aid Skills These videos provide step-by-step instructions for the most common emergency scenarios Basic first aid skills are easy to learn, but they can mean the difference between life and death in medical emergencies. The videos below highlights the most commonly used skills for dealing with serious medical issues. This […]

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The World War II C-Ration

Wednesday October 08th, 2014

Ancestor of the Modern MRE Developed for during World War II, the C-Ration was eaten by millions of soldiers and marines when fresh food was unavailable. As an early form of hot food on the go, the C-ration paved the way for the modern MRE and HeaterMeals self-heating meals. We’ve come a long way since […]

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Emergency Supply Scavenger Hunt

Friday September 26th, 2014

Fill Your Emergency Kit with Items from Around the House Less than 30% of American Families have an up-to-date emergency supply kit. But most households already have many of the supplies they may need for an emergency stashed around the house. Game On! You can make a game fun for all ages out of finding […]

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Family Emergency Communication Plans

Tuesday September 16th, 2014

Start Planning Today Did you know that less than 40% of American families have an emergency communication plan? Being prepared for a disaster doesn’t have to be expensive or time consuming. In fact, you can get started for free, with just a little planning and some things you may already have around the house. Read […]

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2014 Hunting Preparedness Guide

Hunting Season Preparedness Guide

Thursday August 14th, 2014

As the summer comes to an end, America’s hunters are getting ready for another season to begin. We’ve put together this handy hunting season preparedness guide to help you get ready to bag a big one this year! Know the Law Hunting regulations vary from state to state, so make sure you’ve done your homework […]

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Lightning Safety Tips & Myths

Wednesday July 09th, 2014

A practical guide for staying safe during thunderstorms When it comes to storm-related deaths, lightning is one of the top three killers. Lightning strikes take an average of 55 American lives every year, with hundreds more injured. Each strike has the potential to carry over a billion volts of current to the ground, which is […]

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Lightning Facts

Wednesday June 25th, 2014

Learn some interesting facts about one of the most common (and dangerous) summer weather events. Summer is officially here! Besides barbecues and trips to the beach, summer is also the peak season for lightning strikes in America. Lightning flashes more than 40 times every second somewhere on the planet, with over 25 million occurring in […]

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