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Happy Tax Day! While we're thinking of money, why not think about investing some of that tax rebate (after splurging on something nice, of an ice cream cone)? Investing in emergency food storage can really pay off. Just some food for though.

It's spring cleaning time, and this post will help you know how to clean up and update your emergency supplies. Food, water, and emergency supplies need to be kept up to date. Read on to learn how you can make sure you're prepared!

Winnie the Pooh's 100 Acre Wood home was the victim of flash flooding. Do you know the signs of flash flooding in your area?

Starting your preparations can be confusing. In this blog post, we help you know where to start in your preparations for preparation.

Facebook has a feature that helps us tell friend's we're OK during a disaster. But what other emergency communications should we have on hand? We give you some ideas in this blog post.

4 years after Japan's 9.0 earthquake (followed by a massive tsunami), they, along with the United Nations, are helping us prepare for our own disasters.

2 Things Japan Teaches Us About Disaster Preparation

Water with your meal is no longer a given at restaurants in California. This and other laws have passed in hopes to cut down on water usage as the state enters its 4th year of drought.

Water filters are very important for survival, but do you know which one is best for you? This article discusses the reasons we need water filters, and links to a reference page in which you can compare filters and choose the best one for you.

Squirrels are a great role model when it comes to storing food. Do you know why it's vitally important to have an emergency food storage? Here, we explain why, as well as supply you with plenty of ideas so you can get started on your very own.

A high school student is revolutionizing the way we use energy. Her prototype is not only self-sustained, but it purifies your water, too. #Preppers #BePrepared

A Winter's Tale indeed. Winter has been polar opposite this year across the country. How will the extreme conditions effect you? Be prepared for floods and prolonged drought.

Spring is nigh, which means so is tornado season. Learn the signs of an imminent tornado. Be prepared!

Drought and contamination can make drinking water very difficult. How can you prepare for these emergencies?

Our EE president shares why he loves Mountain House foods. #preppers #emergencypreparedness

Emergency Essentials and Mountain House: Partners In Preparedness

How NOT to Get the Flu

How NOT to Get the Flu

How to Survive a Burning Ship

How to Survive a Burning Ship

How to Survive a Fall Through Thin Ice

How to Escape a Sinking Car: Seatbelt, Window, Children, Out #survival #survivalskills

How to Escape a Sinking Car

California Rainstorms Bring Flooding, Mudslides - What Can You Do To Prepare?

Picking a Good Survival Knife - Shenanigan Tanto designed by Ken Onion

Recent Lightning fatalities in LA have us asking: Would you know how to stay safe in a Thunder Storm? Check out these tips

Lightning in Los Angeles / BePrepared

Entomophagy: Please Pass the Crickets--Would you add crickets or beetles to your Food Storage supplies? Here's what experts are saying about the nutritional benefits of eating bugs . . .

Entomophagy: Please Pass the Crickets / BePrepared

Fantastic Plastic: A Million Uses for a Grocery bag

Fantastic Plastic: A Million Uses for a Grocery Bag / BePrepared

17 Tips for making Successful Foil Dinners

17 Tips for Successful Foil Dinners / BePrepared

Don't Drink the Water: Lake Erie's Toxic Sludge

Don't Drink the Water: Lake Erie's Toxic Sludge / BePrepared