All About Disaster and Emergency Preparedness

So you're interested in emergency preparedness and how it relates to you, but you're not sure how to go about being prepared for the worst?

If you're looking for life-saving emergency preparedness tips, you've come to the right place!

What You'll Find on This Site

My name is Ryan Edgerton (my friends sometimes even call me Rescue Worker Ryan) and I'm going to show you the ins and the outs of emergency preparedness. If you want to know about survival kits -- I'll teach you. If you want to know what to do to when natural disasters strike home -- you'll find out here.

I'll also be sharing information about terrorism, emergency supplies, survival food and much, much more.

June 20, 2007

Is the Avian Bird Flu a Serious Threat?

Sound Preparation for Avian Bird Flu

There are some individuals who speculate that the Avian bird flu is not the threat that the government has led many of us to believe and it would appear so as the news coverage has died down quite a bit. Still others are incredibly worried about what might happen if the avian bird flu reaches pandemic proportions. While panic is never a good thing, there is quite a bit to be said about being prepared.

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June 12, 2007

Learning How to Swim Can Save Your Life in an Emergency

Learning How to Swim the Right Way

Learning how to swim is a basic survival mechanism. Even if you aren’t the type of person logging endless hours on the beach, you should learn how to swim the right way. You never know when you or your children will need to use this life-saving skill.

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June 2, 2007

Can A Fire Extinguisher Save Your Life?

Would You Have A Fire Extinguisher Available If an Emergency Occurred?

Quite a few people don’t realize just how important a fire extinguisher is when it comes to preparing your home (and your car) for an emergency. If you don’t have a fire extinguisher in your car and home, there are some things you need to consider. We’re going to go over some of the benefits of having a fire extinguisher ready during an emergency.

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April 2, 2007

Benefits of Liquid Bandage Products

Do You Have a Liquid Bandage Product in Your First Aid Kit?

It’s certainly a good idea to have various size bandages in your first aid kit so that you are prepared to deal with cuts or scrapes of varying sizes, but did you know that there is an alternative to cloth bandages? There are liquid bandage products on the market that are gaining popularity and should be included in every first aid kit.

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March 23, 2007

What You Need to Know about Changing a Flat Tire

Have You Ever Changed a Flat Tire?

If you are traveling via car, you always need to be prepared for a flat tire. Having a spare tire in trunk is only half the battle. You must have all of the necessary equipment required to actually change your tire if needed. A flat tire can present itself at the most inopportune time, so be prepared.

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March 18, 2007

Do You Have Emergency Cash on Hand When Traveling?

Emergency Cash on the Road

How many times have you left home without any cash in your pocket? Huge mistake. It’s always a good idea to keep emergency cash on you when you’re traveling. You might think that having credit cards would be enough if you encounter a problem while on vacation or driving in a rural area. However, you have to assume that credit cards might not always work. If that happens, what will you do? That’s where emergency cash can come in handy.

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March 10, 2007

Looking For Some Safe Driving Safety Tips?

Safety Tips for Safe Driving

Driving can be very dangerous at times and the roads are much busier today than they were a generation ago. Nowadays, almost every individual has a car as opposed to just one car per family (as it was in previous decades). With so many cars on the road, there's a significantly increased risk of getting into an accident. To keep you and your family safe, follow these safety tips.

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February 26, 2007

Winter Driving Conditions during Snowy Weather

What Do You Know about Winter Driving Conditions?

For winter driving conditions, there are obviously plenty of things to consider. Beside the conditions of the roadways, there are other things to keep in mind when driving in snowy conditions. Winter driving conditions present certain season challenges.

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February 23, 2007

Neat Ideas for Dried Emergency Foods to Keep on Hand

Do You Have Astronaut Ice Cream in Your Stockpile of Emergency Foods?

Following an emergency situation nonperishable foods are one important item to have on hand. Dried foods are a great option because they don’t require any preparation and have a very long shelf life. One particular dried food that can be used when an emergency situation arises and nonperishable foods are a must is astronaut ice cream. I know it sounds a bit space age, but astronaut ice cream, along with being a popular novelty item, also provides a unique taste and flavor above and beyond some other dried emergency foods.

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February 19, 2007

Reducing Your Risk of an Emergency Situation during the Winter Months

How You Heat Your Home Can Present a Dangerous Emergency

Carbon monoxide and fires are two of the biggest emergency concerns for homeowners particularly during the winter months. Many parts of the nation have been experiencing extremely cold temperatures recently. When the weather gets this cold, it is very important to follow some important tips to avoid an emergency situation such as a house fire or high levels of carbon monoxide in your home.

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