build a fire Blog 

Fire building tips for backpackers: What You Need to Know

Fire is a chemical response when specific circumstances are met. When heat, fuel, and oxygen are mixed, fire is produced. This happens because of combustion. Before starting a fire, specific safety measures must be taken into consideration. Whether you choose to build your fire in the woods, on a campground, or in your backyard, different precautions must be taken for each situation.  If you are starting a fire in the woods, you must choose a space that meets specific guidelines. The space that you choose should be clear of dangers…

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flood survival guide Blog 

Flood Survival Guide: Everything You Need To Know

Do you know that unlike more geographically localized natural disasters like wildfires, tornadoes,k2 rf and hurricanes, flooding can happen almost anywhere, and the effect can be devastating if you are unprepared? Every year floods cause massive damage across the world. Floods accounted for 12% of all the deaths due to natural disasters in the last decade. It caused about 93,000 fatalities. Floods can result in widespread destruction causing loss of life and personal property. More than 2 billion people were affected worldwide due to floods between the year 1998-2017. Some…

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heart attack Blog 

How To Survive A Heart Attack?

Do you know that a heart attack is one of the leading causes of death globally? Studies have shown that cardiovascular diseases are responsible for taking 17.9 million lives annually. Every year about 790,000 people have a heart attack in the United States. With such a considerable number, chances are most likely that you might have heard of someone close to you getting a heart attack. The graph below shows the number of worldwide deaths due to cardiovascular diseases. Source:Statista The health care systems and hospitals have completely redefined the…

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how to survive tornado Blog 

How To Survive a Tornado: Tips and Survival Kits

Tornadoes are vertical funnels of quickly spinning air. Their winds may surpass 250 miles an hour and clear a pathway a mile broad and 50 miles long. Also known as twisters, tornadoes are born in thunderstorms and are often followed by hail. Huge, persistent thunderstorms called supercells spawn the most destructive tornadoes. These violent storms occur worldwide, but the United States is a major hotspot with about a thousand tornadoes every year. The single most violent tornado to ever hit the United States was the “Tri-State Tornado.” It killed 695…

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hurricane formed Blog 

Hurricane Survival Guide: All You Need To Know

Hurricanes can destroy lives as well as damage property. Being prepared for it can help minimize the impact.  What is a hurricane? A hurricane is a tropical cyclone that can cause torrential rains, high winds, storm surges, and flooding for two weeks or more over open water. Fundamentally determined by its wind speeds, a hurricane must be 74 mph or higher (anything lower is classified as a tropical storm). A hurricane is on average 500 miles wide and 10 miles high and moves forward like a giant spinning top at…

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social distancing Blog 

How To Survive a Pandemic: The Do’s And Don’ts

A pandemic is an outbreak of global dimensions. It happens when infection due to a virus becomes capable of spreading widely and rapidly. The disease behind a pandemic can cause severe illness and spread quickly from one person to the next. Contrary to certain perceptions, COVID-19 is not the first time humans have confronted a pandemic disease. We have confronted pandemics from plagues to SARS and influenza, from smallpox and measles to cholera and HIV. What is a pandemic? According to the WHO, a pandemic is described as the “worldwide…

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covid surviving tips Blog 

Covid Survival Tips: What You Need To Know

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a contagious disease caused by a newly identified strain of coronavirus. Most people affected with the COVID-19 virus will encounter mild to moderate respiratory disorder and recover without needing special treatment. Older people and those with underlying medical problems are more likely to develop a rigorous illness. The COVID-19 virus spreads mainly by droplets of saliva or secretion from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s necessary to practice respiratory etiquette such as coughing into a flexed elbow.  Symptoms of Covid COVID-19…

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fire extinguisher Blog 

10 Essential Fire Survival Tips

There are very few things in life that can act as boon and bane in equal measure. Fire, an integral part of our day-to-day lives, is one of those. On a regular day, we cook food, preserve it, chill by it during winters, and it is the center stage of memories for a lifetime.  But when it becomes violent, you would seldom want to be on its radar. Be it forest fires, house fires, or any other kind, millions of human beings, animals, and birds lose their lives every year…

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earthquake survival kit Blog 

Earthquake Survival Kit: How To Prepare One?

Being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies that may be needed in an emergency or disaster.  An earthquake survival kit will make sure all that is required when disaster strikes  is at your fingertips. Earthquake Survival Kit  Preparing an earthquake kit is an opportunity to talk about what you would do when a major earthquake strikes. General guidelines recommend storing enough food, water, and gear for three days per person (72 hours) in the household. Critical Supplies- What do you need? Three days of water supply for each…

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after earthquake Blog 

Earthquake Survival: A complete guide

What would your first instincts be if there was an earthquake? Read on to learn more about earthquakes and how to survive one. What causes earthquakes? Earth’s crust is made up of approximately 20 small pieces of land. These pieces, called tectonic plates, hit or slide past each other. When this happens, pent up energy from inside the earth is suddenly released as seismic waves. When these waves reach the earth’s surface, they cause cracks and shaking—sometimes violently. This phenomenon is an earthquake (also known as tremor or quake). Tectonic…

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