As picture perfect as we all imagine our big day to be, the truth is, there will always be hiccups along the way. I thought I am just being OC (obsessive-compulsive) because I have the compulsion to stock on stuff in my car — ropes (the knot-tying kind), duck tape, masking tape, double-sided tape, an ice-pick, a sewing kit, alcohol, baby wipes, all sorts of medicines, and hundreds of other odds and ends.
In their January-February 2010 issue of DRIVE newsletter, AAP featured their recommended Emergency Car Kit Checklist (page 3). As hilarious as it was, I  think it was really smart for my dad to make sure that our house always had an emergency plan and that we always put safety first.
I’m challenging my west coast friends, especially those of you that live along the San Andreas fault to get prepared. Not related to earthquakes but the beginning reminded me of your skirt that had to have the pockets sewn because they were a safety hazard :)! The 12 Rules of Survival has been out of a couple of years now, but it never hurts to reread them.
Bug Out Bag For someone new to being a Survivalist building your first Bug Out Bag can seem like a big task.
When disaster strikes, therea€™s a pretty good chance your local grocery stores are going to be stripped bare in a matter of hours. Editora€™s Note: While there may be three million Americans preparing for a paradigm shift which promises to change our very way of life, that leaves roughly 99% of our population that has failed to take any serious steps to insulate themselves from catastrophe.
Unless youa€™ve been hibernating in your underground bunker for the last few weeks, youa€™re well aware that the zombie apocalypse is upon us (just like the Mayans predicted). GA­etting lost or stranded in the wilderness is serious business, and A­you need to make sound decisions to give yourself the best chance at survival.
The events last year at the Fukushima Daiichi reactor complex in Japan brought into focus the very real danger of a nuclear holocaust. A bridesmaid might chip her nail, a groomsmen might need a little lint-roller action on his tux and the flower girl might stain her dress. I have a PHILIPS LED weatherproof flashlight, a regular flashlight that is also waterproof, a disposal cigarette lighter (though I don’t smoke), and a portable torch. But there were some qwerks that I’m just curious if any of you experienced growing up.

I thought if I called it sexy I could at least get some of you to read this boring post…lol! Starting a kit can be really daunting at first, but you just have to start somewhere. Read the whole book a€? Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why a€? if you get an opportunity!
Everybody you read about has been tweaking theirs for months or even years and has a pile of gear built up.
From panicked people trying to stock up on last minute supplies, to those who failed to prepare for even short-term disasters and now find themselves facing the prospect of starving, your local grocery store is going to look like a battleground in a post-apocalyptic movie. Earlier this week we asked a€?How Horrific Will It Be For the Non-Prepper?a€?, in which we detailed the disastrous consequences that await those who will get blindsided by a widespread natural or man-made disaster.
Wea€™re no suckers, we know there are a few steps wea€™ve got to take before any Walkers coming strolling into our neck of the woods.
Editora€™s Note: You have no doubt had your own set of issues dealing with friends and family members that simply dona€™t see the writing on the wall.
A I think this is not very critical now, especially with Smart Phones getting so much smarter. A One for Metro Manila, a permanent resident in my car, and one for the whole Philippines, which I must always remember to bring with me on out-of-town trips.
If you already have a kit, go check it out and make sure that everything is in working order and that nothing is expired. If I were in California you might have finally inspired me to put together my earthquake kit! Ita€™s hard to know where to start, but if you cover all of the basics in a survival situation you will still be much better off that 99% of the people. Hopefully, that articlewill be enough to convince some a€?non-preppersa€? to start putting their well-being into their own hands by developing personal and familial preparedness and response plans for far-from-equilibrium scenarios that may strike at anytime.
The following article may serve to assist you in convincing those who simply dona€™t know, dona€™t want to know, dona€™t care, or have never even thought to contemplate. It’s a typical Saturday afternoon and you are doing your chores, all of a sudden you hear someone making a loud alarm sound and yelling  “THIS IS A FIRE DRILL!
There are some great resources out there on how to put a kit together but the truth is that there isn’t a one size fit all kit.

By Laurence Gonzales As a journalist, Ia€™ve been writing about accidents for more than thirty years. A Bug Out Bag, (also called a BOB, Get Out of Dodge Bag, GOOD, or 72 Hour Bag) is usually designed to get you out of an emergency situation and allow you to survive self-contained for up to 3 days. To provide you with an opportunity to cook food, boil water and send a rescue signal, you should learn how to build a fire without a match or lighter.
In my opinion, the items you choose to be in a survival kit can be very different based on the situation you see yourself in (maritime vs. Some of the scenarios outlined below may be frightening, as they should be, because when it hits the fan millions of people will be thrown into desperation with no hope of a solution.
All across the board what seems to be most important is making sure you have nonperishable food and water for at minimum of three days, but if you want to take safety 101 from my dad you should have enough food and water for 30 days. In the last 15 or so years, Ia€™ve concentrated on accidents in outdoor recreation, in an effort to understand who lives, who dies, and why. A lot of people plan their Bug Out Bag to sustain them for much longer than that, but there is always a limit to what you can carry on your back and a 3 day target is a good place to start.
Again, I know that sounds super daunting but this isn’t the time to spend a bunch of money putting together gourmet healthy meals, you will just need sustenance.
For that reason there are a number of factors that determine what items you ultimately put in it.
Or tell me this, did your dad ever interrupt your slumber party to tell your friends that they need to move away from the door because they are a fire hazard.
Supposedly you can buy a case of 48 Top Ramen for about 10 bucks at Costco (watch out for the salty packets though, those will just make you thirsty). For this article, I will explain to you how I organize my kit, the elements that make it up, and hopefully provide some inspiration for your own. I’ll tell you where I was, I was at home with my family with a stock pile that we had built up all year (1999)!

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  1. KaRiDnOy_BaKiNeC
    Water supply, commence "All Hazards" equivalent to saying that.
  2. red_life_girl
    Annually by designated members travelers should maintain a separate 72-hour.
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  4. 777777
    Its dedicated editorial that provides it a survival advantage," stated Biankin.