Having water on hand is just one part of being prepared. Knowing how to safely store, treat, filter and purify water can keep you alive. To know how much water to have on hand and how to store it, read Water Storage 101. This article reviews how to make sure water is safe to drink. You can get very, very sick from drinking contaminated water, and in a survival situation, sickness can quickly become a life or death scenario. You need water, but more importantly, you need safe drinking water.
What if you could harness the power of the sun to cook delicious, homemade meals for your family, even in the most challenging of times? Wouldn’t you like to explore a solution that not only saves energy but also offers a sustainable way to prepare food? A solar oven might just be the answer you’ve been seeking.
We “woke up” two years ago after an F-5 tornado obliterated our hometown: Joplin, MO. What we learned in the wake of that disaster has been unbelievable, miraculous, heart-wrenching, but ultimately, extremely useful. And while we were extremely lucky to miss the storm by about half a mile, we were all deeply affected on an emotional level. Here are 11 lessons learned from living through the Joplin tornado of May 22, 2011: Insights on resilience, disaster preparedness, and recovery.