I grew up in Phoenix and know a thing or two about summer heat. It can be miserable. It can also be deadly.
When I was about 8 years old, I suffered an extreme form of heat exhaustion when I spent way too much time in our brand new swimming pool. If you can imagine an excited little girl, jumping into her backyard pool for the first time, and then spending ALL DAY LONG in the sun and water — well, that was me, and I ended up with a fever and a blistering sunburn all over my body.
I still remember the misery.
Summer survival requires planning and preparation
Now that I have kids of my own, I’ve always taken care to protect them from overdoing it in the sun and heat. Here at our house, we have a few battery-powered fans and smaller electric fans we can strategically place here and there in case of power outages during the hottest times of the day.
My kids know how to stay hydrated, but I also keep packets of hydrating drink mix and Neem tablets in our emergency kits, just in case.
Our vehicles always contain water in mylar pouches or heavy-duty plastic bottles, and when there have been times of intense heat, we just leave the house for a while and head to a swimming pool, the library, or some other cool refuge.
But sometimes, even these plans and preps aren’t enough. We’re coming up on the second anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, and I remember well the sweltering days that followed that record-setting monster.
Flood victims and relief workers were desperate for shade, water, ice, and fans. Soon after the storm passed, mosquitoes were out in full force, adding another layer to this dreadful reality.
Friends up in northern Idaho and California faced down devastating wildfires that blackened thousands of square miles of forest and left thousands of people homeless.
Sometimes, a battery-powered fan and a case of water bottles just isn’t enough!
That’s why I created a special new online course Summer Survival School.
I wanted to equip women and families around the globe with information, skills, and practical preps to be ready for everything from power outages, summer thunderstorms, floods, boil notices, hurricanes, and yes, even mosquitoes!
Here’s what Summer Survival School is all about
Over the past several weeks, I’ve listened to you, my readers, through your emails and comments, and you’ve told me what worries you:
- a power outage that lasts several days
- loved ones with chronic illnesses who are quickly overcome by heat
- wildfire alerts that are already happening
- how to avoid mosquito bites and the possible illnesses they carry
- hurricane season
- how to purify water when there is no power
- where to go when the house gets too hot for safety
Do any of these sound familiar or perhaps you have other concerns about the health and welfare of your loved ones over the summer.
Summer Survival School addresses these issues and questions in a series of detailed video lessons taught by Lisa, The Survival Mom. The course includes a comprehensive workbook that contains checklists and worksheets and instructions to create Quick Action Kits — rapid response kits to things like power outages and a fast emergency evacuation.
If you’re on Facebook, you can join the private students-only Facebook group to learn from each other and get your personal questions answered.
A special bonus is a video lesson, “Everything you need to know about generators” is taught by Lisa and her husband, Stephen, who headed up the generator division for a major energy company. This bonus lesson covers:
- how to decide if you need a generator
- selecting a portable generator
- how to choose a whole-house generator
- what to expect once you purchase a whole-house generator (installation, upkeep, etc)
- the pros and cons of solar generators
This bonus lesson is part of your Summer Survival School course.
Register for this course before June 28, and save $20 on the regular course fee of $47.
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