by Jeff Anderson
On Jun 27, 2018
If you plan to rely on government agencies like FEMA when disaster strikes, you’re making a big mistake. Today, Jeff Anderson runs down five scary truths about FEMA’s incompetence — plus one way you can ensure your family is protected.
by Jason Hanson
On Jun 26, 2018
This week’s roundup of must-read articles covers a lot of ground — from avoiding cellphone tracking to survival sanitation to door safety. And that’s not all… Read on to discover how to keep all the protection you need right in your wallet, the most critical step of wildfire prep and what to do when a stranger comes calling.
by Omar Hamada
On Jun 20, 2018
As a veteran physician for the U.S. Special Forces and a current emergency room doctor, Dr. Omar Hamada knows a thing or two about staying hydrated for your health. Read on below to discover how much water you should be drinking — and the best way to make sure you’re never without.
An article in Health
by Jason Hanson
On Apr 17, 2018
This week’s batch of must-read articles looks at the lessons we can all learn from the recent disaster in Kauai — as well as the No. 1 gun accessory to stock for an emergency, whether or not it’s safe to stock up on fish antibiotics for survival and more.
On Apr 13, 2018
Lack of water contributes to the spread of infectious diseases because you’re unable to maintain basic cleanliness and hygiene. This article runs down five simple steps to help you keep your space clean when you don’t have access to running water.
by Jason Hanson
On Mar 14, 2018
Chemical weapons can be fatal in incredibly small doses, which is one of the reasons they are so hazardous. If you ever find yourself in the vicinity of a chemical attack, it is critical that you take the following steps to minimize the risks.
On Mar 9, 2018
Today, our colleagues over at 4Patriots explain why indoor pollution is worse than outdoor pollution and run down eight ways to keep your home contaminant-free. They even highlight an amazing device that works around the clock to keep you — and your family — safe.
by Omar Hamada
On Feb 21, 2018
Today, our resident Special Operations physician, Omar Hamada, reviewed the basics of trauma care for civilians. These skills could come in handy not only after a shooting incident, but also after a car accident or any number of other emergencies.
We see it on the news all the time. When a town’s water supply is compromised by some kind of contaminant, area residents are told to boil their water before drinking it.
But what if the water becomes so contaminated that even boiling it doesn’t take care of the situation? Or what if a water supply is compromised so badly that city officials choose to shut it off completely until they can solve the problem?
What will you do if nothing is coming out of your faucets for a day, several days, a week — or longer?
This is why your emergency water supply is so important. A situation like this surely qualifies as an emergency, so dip into that supply for your drinking needs and then build your supply back up when the crisis is over.
Keep It Clean
Now, assuming you have stockpiled drinking water, you’ll find it’s a lot easier to drink without running water than it is to clean without it. We’re so used to using running water for washing dishes, glasses, silverware, pots and pans, etc., that you may find it challenging to clean with only standing water.
Here are a few tips that will make it easier for you until water is flowing freely and cleanly out of your faucets again:
- Wipe first. Use a cleaning wipe or paper towel to wipe as much stuff off your dishes, glasses and silverware as possible before using water on them
- Fill a dishpan. Don’t pour water from a bottle over an item while washing it, which will waste water, but rather fill a dishpan first and use that water to clean
- Fill a basin. Again, don’t pour water from a bottle over an item to rinse it, but rather rinse it in a separate basin that will be less soapy than your dishpan
- Use disposable wipes. Don’t waste water pouring it on small hand towels to clean counters. Instead, use disposable wipes containing cleaning agents
- Clean what you’ve cleaned. To avoid leaving cleaning agent residue on items you’ve cleaned, wipe them off with a water-logged towel before drying.
Cleaning without running water is a challenge, but there may come a time when you have to do it, so be prepared.
If you’re in this situation, you also need to think about how long the water you have stockpiled is going to last you and your family.
It’s important to have a good water filter on hand to ensure that you can safely drink water from other sources in this situation.
Our top recommendation in water filters is the Alexapure Pro.
This revolutionary water filter removes up to 99.9999% of bacteria, viruses, heavy metals and even pharmaceuticals from any freshwater source.
[Editor’s note: These tips won’t just come in handy in a disaster scenario. They can also be useful in a recreational situation. As the weather warms up, more and more people will flock to our country’s beautiful national parks to go hiking and camping. If you plan to spend some time in the great outdoors, give these methods a try. It’ll be good practice if you ever have to utilize them in a true emergency.]