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So-called "jerrycans" were developed during WW2 to transport water and gasoline on vehicles. NEVER EVER BUY A USED JERRYCAN! Regard...
This post only relates to sterilizing water by boiling. (1) The drill, as recommended by NIH, is to first filter the water through a c...
An ordinary shopping cart is never mentioned on any of the FEMA sites providing evacuation advice, however, they are extremely useful. I...
In many stores today (and on the net) military dry-rations are advertised. These taste great, and taste well when they are not well soak...
If you have a house-pet, consider placing a "pet alert" in a window, to notify fireman if there is a problem in your residence while you ...
The FEMA manuals recommend the use of "Duct" tape to have on hand for emergencies. Well...surprise...there is "duct tape" and then there ...
With summer, there is a higher liklihood of a car overheating. Usually this is due to a leak in the system. If the temp guage on your car...
Like most people, I always believed advice to "stay off the phone during a storm" this was an urban myth. I figured the chances of this ...
Are there bags, boxes, totes, etc. that are designed specifically for waterproof storage of documents and papers?
Many car doors can be opened by using a tennis ball with a hole in it. Without a key. Take a tennis ball and use a knife to make a small ...
Elderly and those with dementia or hearing difficulties may not hear a conventional fire or carbon monoxide alarm. Recently, wireless det...
To preserve eggs when there is a lack of refrigeration coat them with mineral oil. Obtain a quarter cup of mineral oil, put it in the mic...
The Shadow-Tip method is one way of determining which way is North. I am posting this after reading a textbook for children advising them...
Crossing a stream in ice-cold weather is something you may have to do in a survival situation. I am tired of reading all the bad advice p...
Most everybody knows that you can start a vehicle with a standard (stick) shift by releasing the brake, depressing the clutch, and pushin...
  
There is only ONE way to safely approach a helicopter with the BLADES TURNING. That way is to approach directly from the FRONT on the RI...
When you wear in a new pair of shoes, think about waterproofing them. You want to spend special attention on the groove between the soles...
Well...(1) there isn't any (2) re-read # 1. One of the big problems with hurricane Sandy was for those who had pension or veterans check...
Chest waders are used primarily for fishing, but are invaluable for salvage after a flood. And rescue during a flood. They range in pric...
If you don't have gloves around the house, after a disaster you will find it impossible to purchase them. "Poof!" They will all be give f...
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