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First Aid & First Aid Kits

First Aid & First Aid Kits

First Aid & First Aid Kits


 Do you know what to do if a medical emergency happens? Do you know what to have for an emergency?

Below are links to get you started.

Red Cross   

Basic First Aid

American Heart  


Boy Scout Handbook 

Field Manual

Backup Heating Source

First Aid & First Aid Kits

First Aid & First Aid Kits


Here are some ways you can heat your home. The videos and links below have good information about the link you choose.

 Wood Stoves


Coal Stoves 

Pellet Stoves

Kerosene Heaters 




Toilet Paper Heaters 



Remember to have enough fuel or supplies to keep these units going.  

Backup Lighting Source

First Aid & First Aid Kits

Sanitation and Personal Hygiene


There are many ways to have light.  Almost all of these ideas need extreme safety measures.

 Kerosene Lamps 




Batteries& Bulbs  


Remember to have enough fuel, batteries and supplies to keep these units going.

Sanitation and Personal Hygiene

Finance & Money, Self-Reliance, Using a Budget

Sanitation and Personal Hygiene


 Cooking & serving Items - You need to store enough water to clean cooking items. Also store paper towels, paper plates and cups and plastic silverware.

Don't forget to store toilet paper, feminine products, toothpaste, and other hygiene products.

Personal Hygiene - Create a kit that will take care of all your hygiene needs.

Clothing / Bedding - Make sure you have enough blankets to keep warn if the heat goes off.

Disaster Sanitation & Personal Hygiene

Mental & Spiritual Readiness

Finance & Money, Self-Reliance, Using a Budget

Finance & Money, Self-Reliance, Using a Budget


 Having the knowledge and understanding to know what to do during an emergency. 

First, Make a schedule of things to do during the day to keep you and the children busy..

Second, Keep the kids busy and occupied. Have books, puzzles, games, toys and educational materials for them to do.

Assign them jobs to be done.

Having things to do to keep your mind occupied too.

Third, Our greatest teacher is Jesus Christ. Communication with him, reading the scriptures, constant prayer and obedience is our greatest tools.

Finance & Money, Self-Reliance, Using a Budget

Finance & Money, Self-Reliance, Using a Budget

Finance & Money, Self-Reliance, Using a Budget


 If everything came to a halt today, how would you buy or sell things? 

Most likely credit and debit cards wouldn't work. 

Having cash or precious metals may be of worth but food and water are priceless.  


Many believe that cash may not be worth anything either.

 How to Financially Prepare for a Natural Disaster 




You should be financially stable at all times. Dave Ramsey is one of those that can help get you to financially set if you live strictly to his program.

Her suggests that you should have an Emergency Account of a $1,000. He also has Steps, Called BABY STEPS, that will help you become debt free.

Dave has a FREE  ONLINE BUDGET, Called EVERY DOLLAR, to help you control your spending and see where your money goes. It is a very nice tool to get started.

Shelter in Place

Gathering Your Family

Gathering Your Family


 In most man-made and natural disasters people normally ride out the situation by staying home called "shelter in place".

Having the basic supplies to stay inside at home for a long period of time.

How to shelter in place at home.

Gathering Your Family

Gathering Your Family

Gathering Your Family


 Have a gathering spot near your home. Make sure everyone knows where it is. Practice it with your family.

Have a plan on how and where to gather your family together during an emergency when the kids are at school and you are at work.

Family Code Word

Gathering Your Family

Emergency Planning & Create a Family Bug Out Plan


 Come up with a word that all family members can memorize. Use this word only when there is a true emergency. This word should not be used other than this purpose.

Gather your family members periodically to discuss the family code word.

Emergency Planning & Create a Family Bug Out Plan

Emergency Planning & Create a Family Bug Out Plan

Emergency Planning & Create a Family Bug Out Plan


 Where will you retreat? You should have a local place to go and another place possibly out of state if you have to leave your home

Plan your trip using back roads. Main roads tend to get backed up.

Prepare for the emergency. Always have a 1/2 tank of gas and have your 72 hour kit(s) ready to go.

What to take with you. 72 hour kit, money (cash), important papers, medications, pets, food for pets and your weapons.

For more Emergency Planning Tips visit


Going to Your Bug Out Location

Emergency Planning & Create a Family Bug Out Plan

Going to Your Bug Out Location


 A bug out shelter is a place you would retreat to other than your own home. The bug out shelter should be out of the danger area.   

A bug out shelter can be another location, cabin, building, camper, safety shelter RVs or buses. 

Tumbleweed Homes

Storm Shelters

Container Shelters

Bus conversions

Securing & Leaving Your Home

Emergency Planning & Create a Family Bug Out Plan

Going to Your Bug Out Location


 When securing your home make sure all doors and windows are locked. Leave your home like if you were there.   

If you are leaving for a long period of time take all your very important items with you.

Having someone check on your home while you are away(if possible).

What to shut off before leaving your home.


 Natural gas




How to winterize your home.


Important Papers



 If there were a full economical collapse, how would you survive? 

Preparation is a must and you need to know what to expect and how to handle situations before they happen.   

Here are some manuals to help.

United State Army Survival Manual

Survival Manuals for Preppers​


Important Papers



 During an emergency stores and drug stores would most likely be closed. Do you have enough medicine to get through an emergency?

Having your prescriptions written for a 90 day supply would most likely the best way to avoid not having enough medicine during an emergency situation. 

If this isn't possible, refill your prescriptions a week early. 

Important Papers

Important Papers

Self-Reliance Classes


 Wills, Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Pass Ports, Bank & Financial Documents, Church Certificates, Social Security Documents and cards, Medical papers, drivers licenses and other important papers you may have should be kept in a place that you can readily grab them if you have to evacuate your home.   

Self-Reliance Classes

Self-Reliance Classes

Self-Reliance Classes


 The Lord has commanded us to be self-reliant. The LDS Church has created a Self-Reliance initiative program. 

This educational program runs 12 weeks on 1 given topic. This is free and open to anyone.  

It consists of 4 different topics that can improve a better way of life and help you achieve to become a better self-reliant person and provider. 

All 4 topics run at the same time and there are 3 different times during the year to take a classes.

The 4 different topics are:     

Starting and Growing a Business 

Finding a Better Job 

Education for Better Work 

Personal Finance


Manuals and Videos



Self-Reliance Classes

Active Shooter


 During the time of a long period of time of a disaster, people become desperate.  Those that haven't prepared for the disaster will do anything to get food for themselves and their families. 

Unfortunately you will need to protect yourself from them.

Security - Home

Security - Personal

Weapons you should own.

Why you should own a gun.

Active Shooter

Self-Reliance Classes

Active Shooter


 In today's society, and all over the globe, we see acts of violence being committed on innocent people. 

We have seen it happen at movie theaters, malls, night clubs, stores, churches, and schools. 

On 2/19/2018 The Wayne County Sheriff's Office in New York invited the public to attend a "Active Shooter" seminar at the Ohmann Theater in Lyons New York.

They referenced the link below in their presentation. 

Run Hide Fight Video

Notes of the 2018 Wayne County New York Sheriff's Department Presentation

Wayne County S.C.O.P.E.

National Rifle Association 

Communication Radios and Weather Radios

Communication Radios and Weather Radios

Communication Radios and Weather Radios


 Land-line telephones may not work during an emergency but cells phone might. One problem is that everyone is going to use the cell phones. 

The best way to use a cell phone during an emergency is to text the person you want to communicate with. 

Texting only takes a second to send a message where a phone call ties up the line for the full duration of the phone call.

Portable Radios is a great way to have communication between each other.    

My personal favorite is the Baofeng  uv-8r portable 2 meter radio. I carry this radio wherever I go. This radio allows you to program in the frequencies you like. It is also an 8 watt radio, (powerful for a portable). This radio retails on amazon for only $37.00. (to operate this radio you need a 2 meter ham license to operate). 


AM/FM Radios will keep you informed. The best way to buy them is in a battery powered or crank style.         


Weather Radios with S.A.M.E. S.A.M.E. radios are silent until there is a weather emergency which NOAA weather sets off the radio so you can hear the emergency message.

Emergency Preparations for Your Pets

Communication Radios and Weather Radios

Communication Radios and Weather Radios


 We need to think about our pets before there is an emergency.

In the past, during hurricanes and other weather related emergencies, we see that many people leave their pets behind to fend for themselves. This is sad. We need to be mindful of our pets needs.

Below are links that are helpful to help protect and prepare your pet.


American Society for Prevention of Cruelty  to Animals


How to Protect Your Pet  from an Emergency or Natural Disaster

How to prepare your pet for natural disasters and 10 steps to take to ensure your pet is safe. 

Different Types of Natural Disasters

Communication Radios and Weather Radios

Different Types of Natural Disasters


Fire Escape Plan

NFPA - Public Information

Different Types of Natural Disasters


 Develop a plan to get out of your house safely during an emergency and practice it at least twice a year.   

Here are some basic things you need to know.

 Get out of your home safely.

How to make an escape plan. 

Smoke Alarms

Different types of smoke alarms.

CO detectors.

ADT Fire Safty Plan CheckList

How to Use a Fire Extinguisher

Have a gathering place for your family outside your home.

NFPA - Public Information

NFPA - Public Information

NFPA - Public Information


Holiday Safety Tips

NFPA - Public Information

NFPA - Public Information


 Pamphlet on Home Safety

Each year candles cause an estimated 15,600 house fires, 150 deaths, and 1,270 injuries.

                          Candle Safety                         

Information Video

Decorations cause 15000 trips to the hospital in 2012 because of injuries

Decoration Safety                   

Information  Video  

There are about 300 structure fires resulting fro Christmas trees costing about 1.8 million a year.

Christmas Tree Safety

Information Video

Kitchen Cooking Tips

Information Video

Cooking a Turkey Outside

Information VideVideos

NFPA - Children's Educational Videos

NFPA - Children's Educational Videos

NFPA - Children's Educational Videos


 The National Fire Protection Agency has videos that can teach the children about fire safety.

Below there are a few links that you can education your children.

Sparky's Fun House

Fire Videos

AAA Auto Winter Check List

NFPA - Children's Educational Videos

NFPA - Children's Educational Videos


 The American Automobile Association, known as AAA, has ideas that you might what to look at of ideas of when you travel.

Please take a moment and review their ideas.

Check List for the Vehicle

Check List of Items You Should Store in Your Vehicle

Preparations for a Nuclear Attack

NFPA - Children's Educational Videos

Preparations for a Nuclear Attack


There are many different opinions on how long radiation will last outside after a nuclear attack.

Below , there are articles and websites you can learn more about nuclear fallout and what to do.

The Book

Nuclear War Survival Skills (pdf)

The Good News About Nuclear Destruction

What to do if a Nuclear Disaster is Imminent

 When an Ill Wind Blows from Afar