Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) – What You Need to Know

Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) – What You Need to Know

The two most likely reasons for an EMP are a nuclear explosion or solar flare. This post discusses the damage an EMP may cause and actions that you can take to prevent or manage the results of the EMP. A large  Electromagnetic Pulse EMP would cause widespread problems.  This post is part of our Common Sense Preparedness…

Emergency Radios (Receive Only and Handheld Radios)

Emergency Radios (Receive Only and Handheld Radios)

Emergency radios are designed to keep you connected when regular communications fail. In emergency situations like hurricanes, tornadoes, or power outages, a simple “receive only” type radio will get the job done. For communicating back and forth, you’ll need a transceiver radio. A transceiver is a device that both transmits and receives. We’ll share our…

The Best Cheap Flashlight (Under $5 each and Crazy Bright)
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The Best Cheap Flashlight (Under $5 each and Crazy Bright)

As part of our effort to be prepared for everyday emergencies, we went on a hunt for the best cheap flashlight. Our target was a durable, inexpensive high lumen flashlight that we could give out freely and not worry if it was lost. It needed to be a flashlight bright enough for a light source…

Storage and Shelf Life of Over-the-Counter Medication

Storage and Shelf Life of Over-the-Counter Medication

Most people give very little thought to the storage and shelf-life of over-the-counter medication, beyond keeping things out of the reach of children. If you stock one or¬†emergency medical kits, you may end up storing medications¬†for longer periods of time. How long is too long to store over the counter medication, and what’s the best…