Being ready to quickly exit a dangerous situation requires more than having a bag with a few necessities stashed in the closet.
The items in a bug-out bag should be personalized for specific needs, but certain gear is required for everyone.
Less than 24 hours after the Boston bombing, an attack was carried out on phone and fiber-optic lines in California, taking out a large section of the communication grid.
Being prepared means thinking about the little things that could help you handle an emergency just a little bit faster.
Bystanders are often the first people to help during a crisis, such as an attack. While medical skills are beneficial in these situations, willingness to help is the main attribute needed.
In the aftermath of Sandy, more people are realizing that there are many levels of preparedness. While many have supplies for a few days, long-term survival should also be considered.
As September is National Preparedness Month, this is a good time to take a look at your emergency plans and ask some important questions.
With the recent storms knocking out power and causing general disruption of services throughout the Northeast, it made me think about how few people are prepared for disasters of any kind.