Don’t let kids learn dangers the hard way

Last night just after midnight We got a robo-call, like a reverse 911 call, from our local Police department informing us of a missing 7-year-old boy. The recorded voice asked us to check our property and out-buildings and if there were orchards nearby, to check those as well. From the address area given we new that it was near some very full, fast-running canals and immediately my heart sank … [Read more...]

Temporary Emergency Shelter, what a great idea!

This is just a quick post to bring a bit of light to a GREAT IDEA. "Find a need and fill it" is often the mantra of inventors and innovators everywhere.  This great idea came from a disposable coffee cup and it fills a vital need for safe temporary shelter for families after disaster strikes. Take a look at this video for the details. If you'd like to help … [Read more...]

Silent and Deadly, CO poisoning (Carbon Monoxide)

PLEASE NOTE:  I've racked my brain trying to come up with a 'featured photo' for this post but it's been difficult to find something that represents this topic that I am happy with.  I don't like to publish posts without images but this one has waited far too long, the info is too important to delay any longer so you get it without an image for now. Is a Life worth 40 bucks? Of course it is.  … [Read more...]

Don’t drink the water!

If someone says that we can't do something, what do we usually want to go right out and do?  If we are anything like my teenager, we want to go out and do that very thing. In West Virginia, about 300,000 people were instructed not to drink the water because of a chemical spill that was found leaking into a nearby river.  Not only were they told not to drink it but they couldn't wash with it or … [Read more...]

How to Survive in Extreme Cold and Live to Tell about it.

Two adults and 4 small children are alive today because once they found themselves in a survival situation, they did everything right. This past week, Two adults, two of their own children and a niece and nephew were out for a day of playing in the snow. What they didn't know was that they'd be spending the night in sub-zero temps, down to 20 below, two nights actually. They are alive today … [Read more...]

:) Last Minute Gifts for the Super Hard to Buy for

There are always those super-hard-to-buy-for people on our lists.  What to do ?  What to do ? Well have I got a deal for you.  This is the PERFECT gift for the person who has everything.  A life-boat.  Just think how handy this would have been for those stuck in the recent hurricanes or Tsunamis.  Gosh wish I had one.  Click on the image for more … [Read more...]

Stocking Stuffer Alert

I love a good stocking stuffer and I just found one on This Leatherman multi-tool will work great in any emergency kit. One thing I love about this one is the key-ring attachment, not necessarily because I want it on my key ring (you might) but because of all the other attachment possibilities like tying a glow-in-the-dark paracord strap on it or attaching it to a zipper on a duffel … [Read more...]

Car charger for your car kit

If you are my husband or daughter, just go ahead and skip this post.  Carry on. Just a quick note today so you can snag this vital piece of equipment while it's a deal.  We rely on our cell phones when we are out and about on regular days...and even more so in an emergency.  Right now we have one of these between our 3 vehicles and it's not enough. I just noticed that the … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Ideas to Help You Get Ready

Disclosure: Many of the links in this article are affiliate links and if you purchase, I receive a small portion of that no additional cost to you.  Please know that I own and use each of these products and wouldn't highlight them here if I didn't love them. Those of us who want to get ready for anything and become a little more self-reliant can sometimes be hard to buy for.  We tend … [Read more...]

10-33 The radio call you never want to hear.

It's Sunday and the thoughts below are one of my random musings, this time brought on by a horrible event in a neighboring town. (FYI 10-33 means Officer needs assistance, in this case it came over the radio as unintelligible noise) The following is directed at no one in particular, or perhaps a certain few…or perhaps just the universe I’m not sure at this moment. I just need to get it … [Read more...]