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Helping those with disabilities and other special needs prepare for disasters may take some special considerations. What are the steps you take to prepare?

6 Ways to Prepare People with Special Needs and Disabilities

The Red Cross has provided many disaster apps that you can use to prepare before, during, and after a disaster.

Preparing With Disaster Apps

We were able to secure one of the last shipments of freeze-dried eggs in the wake of the most recent bird flu that has caused a nationwide egg shortage.

Bird Flu and Egg Shortage

Wildfires are a force to be reckoned with, and when they start threatening your home, the time to plan is over.

What Should You Do During a Wildfire?

While the thought of prepping might seem daunting, you can go anywhere by taking those first baby steps. See how you can baby step your way into prepping.

In the moment of impending disaster, one family froze. Their brains would not provide them with logical solutions, and even simple tasks became difficult.

Is Your Brain Prepped for Survival?

Natural disasters can be a lesson in emergency prep. Whether you have done your homework beforehand or not, however, is up to you...

Houson Flood: A Lesson Learned

Boy Scouts were prepared when a tornado ripped through their camp. "Be Prepared" is their motto, and it should be yours, too.

You plan ahead for college, future jobs, and even retirement. So why not for disasters? Here's what you should know.

Disaster Planning: Why Don\'t You Do It?

How can camping and hiking save you in an emergency? Tips on how outdoor activities can prepare you for emergencies.

Your Outdoor Gear Is Your Survival Gear

How would you fare if you had to go without power for a day or two? Why not practice and find out!

Go Dark For a Day - Practice Your Prep

Father's Day is fast approaching. The role of fathers is to prepare and protect their families. Dads, do you know what you should be doing to prepare your family?

Preparing Dads for Disasters

See how solar power is lighting up the lives of Nepal Earthquake victims, and why you should consider solar power as your alternative energy source.

Why Should You Have Solar Power?

Procrastinating your disaster prep is a key ingredient for disaster. Learn how to avoid procrastination and get started with this blog post.

Good sanitation following a disaster can save your life. Are you ready with emergency sanitation?

How Good Sanitation Can Save Your Life

Emergency shelters can help keep you healthy, and even save your life. Learn why you need an emergency shelter (because knowing is half the battle). How have you prepared?

4 Reasons Why You Need an Emergency Shelter

Michigan isn't considered an earthquake-prone state, but a recent quake there has shown us that we can be affected anytime, anywhere.

Tornadoes like to blow your home away. Don't let it take away your prep, too. How do you keep a tornado from blowing away your emergency food and gear?

Protect Your Prep From Tornadoes

Hurricane season starts June 1, but we're about to see an early party crasher...and she goes by the name of Ana.

Hurricanes: Early Arrivers Can Blow the Party

Unemployment doesn't have to hurt so much. Be prepared, and you'll be just fine during a crisis.

How Emergency Food Storage Can See You Through Unemployment

What does Star Wars teach us about drought? Tatooine and California may have a lot in common after all... #MayThe4thBeWithYou

What Does Star Wars Teaches Us About Drought?

Kathmandu has become a tent city. What can we learn about emergency shelters from Nepal's earthquake? #NepalQuake

A diesel spill left residents of Nibley, Utah without water for over 48 hours. We tend to think that it's just disasters like earthquakes and tornadoes that we need to prepare for, but the folks in Nibley have shown us how quickly you can end up without water - even during nice weather. Are you prepared with an emergency water storage?

Can animals predict earthquakes? Scientists believe so. But while they perfect the science of it, what are you doing to prepare yourself?

The Nepal Earthquake shows us how fleeting shelter can be following an earthquake. A couple weeks ago, we set up a ShakeOut Camp for our earthquake preparedness day. Walk through our camp with us and check out the various options for shelter and other essentials for the days following an emergency.