Hurricane Irene Preparation Tips

As if experiencing an earthquake and aftershocks for the last several days was not enough, Hurricane Irene has an uncertain course for our area. Here in the Fredericksburg area, we had a preview of the storm this afternoon with heavy rain and high winds. If 

Survival Training: Airplane Evacuation

In the last post, we reviewed Amanda Ripley’s book The Unthinkable, which urges all of us to become more aware of emergency situations and be psychologically and physically prepared to handle them. In the book are several suggestions with regard to escaping from airplanes that 

Sample Emergency Food Plans for Men, Women and Children

To start my 2011 off right, I need not to be dragging the emergency food storage planning forward with me. ☺ So, I present to you my draft 6-day plans for men (2,500 calories) women (2,000 calories) and a few ideas for meal planning for 

Emergency Food Storage Update: 4 Breakfasts and 6 Snacks

Time is running out for my 30-day emergency meal plan! I am still hard at work on it with just a few more calculations to run. In the meantime, I wanted to share the breakfasts and snacks I have come up with so far. My 

Emergency Food Storage Update: 6 Lunch Options

It is a good evening to be thinking about emergency preparedness.  Today, the Fredericksburg area received several inches of snow.  My children are in heaven!  They love snow and I think it is great too. Snow does make it hard to get around, however.  While