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Camping & Survival

27 Emergency Vehicle Kit Essentials

If you live in a hurricane- or tornado-prone area, you are no stranger to power outages, floods and going days without, possibly weeks without city utilities. You are prepared by keeping food, water, flashlights and extra batteries in the pantry, garage or basement, but do you have an emergency vehicle kit? An emergency vehicle kit is a bug-out bag that stays in your car, filled with all the essentials to see you through until help arrives. Like your disaster kit at home, your emergency vehicle kit includes food, water, a way to stay warm, but also tools like a shovel and other important things to help get your car back on the road if you are stranded. In this article, you will find 28 essentials to keep in your car.

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Camping & Survival

Earthquake Preparedness

Earthquakes happen without warning and can have devastating consequences. After Northern California experienced its worst earthquake in 25 years, it is a good reminder for us to be prepared for anything. In this article, Earthquake Preparedness, I give you all the fundamentals on how to create an earthquake survival kit and how to protect yourself when the violent shakes start to happen.

Cheaper Than Dirt! Quick Camping Tip

Camping & Survival

Quick Camping Tip: 10 Uses for Glow Sticks

If you have children, you have probably purchased plenty of dollar store glow sticks. They are fun for a few hours. However, have you thought about purchasing light sticks for yourself? As a back up light source that requires no batteries or electricity, light sticks have a wide variety of functions. Pack a few in your camping gear for these ten suggested uses.

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30 Days of Preparing for Severe Winter Weather Day 21: 10 Safety Rules for Spending a Night in Your Car

A whiteout or blizzard can make driving conditions so hazardous that you voluntarily pull over to wait out the storm. The first thing you need to do is call for help if you find yourself trapped on the road during severe winter weather. Until help arrives, you will need to focus on staying safe, hydrated and warm. Pull your emergency vehicle kit out of the trunk or back seat and follow these 10 rules: