Archive for ' Evacuation'

16 Non-Traditional Containers For Your Bug Out Bag/Emergency Kit Posted:December 13, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

16 Non-Traditional Containers For Your Bug Out Bag/Emergency Kit

When it comes to selecting a bag for an emergency kit, many of us veer in the direction of tactical looking backpacks, or any type of backpack at all. And, it’s no wonder. A good backpack [...]

Enjoy road trips with kids? I do … now Posted:December 07, 2014 By:Sarah Anne Carter

Enjoy road trips with kids? I do … now

Did you know that there is a dinosaur museum in Hays, Kansas? There’s also a huge duck pinwheel at an exit near the Missouri/Nebraska border. A bridge dedicated to the old wagon trail spans over I-80 [...]

5 Uses for an Indoor Tent Posted:November 24, 2014 By:Helen Ruth

5 Uses for an Indoor Tent

PEST FREE During a family vacation and faced with an unexpected storm, we decided to rent a small unfurnished cabin at a state park. As soon as we had our sleeping bags spread on the floor, [...]

5 Halloween items to buy for your safety (it’s not what you think!) Posted:November 01, 2014 By:Sarah Anne Carter

5 Halloween items to buy for your safety (it’s not what you think!)

Did you know there are several Halloween props that can be useful for your safety? I’m not talking about glow sticks and paper products (although those are great to have) – I’m talking about the makeup, [...]

Shelter Life: How to Thrive and Survive in a Red Cross Shelter Posted:October 16, 2014 By:Jim Acosta

Shelter Life: How to Thrive and Survive in a Red Cross Shelter

During disasters like wildfires and floods, we’ve all seen TV news reports that the Red Cross is opening a shelter at such-and-such High School or other public building. It’s hard not to feel sorry for people [...]

My Story: Lessons we learned from hurricane evacuations Posted:September 22, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

My Story: Lessons we learned from hurricane evacuations

  These evacuations tips are excellent, even if you don’t live in hurricane country. Pin this for later! On August 28. 2005, My family did something we had never even considered doing before. We evacuated for [...]

Six maps you need for an urban evacuation Posted:July 22, 2014 By:Leon Pantenburg

Six maps you need for an urban evacuation

Let’s assume an urban disaster scenario, and you must leave quickly. How will you find your way? What maps do you need? We’re talking about the printed, paper in hand type. Don’t plan to rely on [...]

How to establish multiple safe houses in times of need Posted:November 04, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

How to establish multiple safe houses in times of need

A few years ago I had the opportunity to speak before a large group of first responders and emergency planners for the state of Arizona. As I was leaving the conference room, a gentleman came up [...]

Welcome to National Preparedness Month! Posted:September 10, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Welcome to National Preparedness Month!

A note from Lisa: This month was the big do-or-die month with the sale of our house, and I’ve been playing catch-up with the blog as well as a book project. Yes, National Preparedness Month kicked [...]

The importance of having a Last Minute Packing List Posted:August 13, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

The importance of having a Last Minute Packing List

I know you’ve heard more than enough about packing emergency kits, Bug Out Bags, Go Bags, or whatever else they may be called. I even have a list here on my site for what should be [...]