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How to be prepared for survival in every day emergency and disaster situations.

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How to be prepared for survival in every day emergency and disaster situations.

    Sanitation in Emergency Situations

    Sanitation in Emergency Situations

    We’ve touched on different pieces of this recently, but with this podcast, we’re going to pull all of those pieces together into a unified plan. Now, I know that this is not the most glamorous topic imaginable, but maybe that is one of the reasons that it so often gets overlooked when people are getting prepared for emergency situations. No one wants to think about the toilets not working, piles of dirty laundry on the floor and a sink filled with dirty dishes. But, after something like an earthquake, flood or other large scale disaster, this is a common reality. Something as simple as downed power lines or a busted water main can have a huge effect on your life at home.
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    • 17 min
    Sleeping Bags: Tips, Tricks and Choices

    Sleeping Bags: Tips, Tricks and Choices

    In this podcast we’ll go over some tips and tricks on how to get the most out of the sleeping bag that you already have, as well as what to look for when shopping for a new bag…

    Specific topics include:
    Temperature Rating Systems
    Down vs. Synthetic Fill
    Features to Look For
    Styles of Sleeping Bag
    How to Evaluate a Bag Before Purchase
    Tricks to Staying Warm
    Getting the Most Out of Your Sleeping Bag
    How to Care for a Bag
     
     Here are some example bags for comparison:
    A good, all around synthetic bag:  Mountain Hardwear Pinole 20 Degree Bag
    A good, all around down bag:  Sierra Designs Ridge Runner 15 Degree Bag
    A gender specific bag made for women:  Kelty Cosmic 20 Degree Women’s Bag
    A super light weight down bag: Western Mountaineering Caribou 35 Degree Bag  
    A good quality kid sized sleeping bag: Eureka! Grasshopper 30 Degree Bag
     
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    • 20 min
    Medical Supplies and First Aid Kit Packing Tips

    Medical Supplies and First Aid Kit Packing Tips

    Here is a list of specific things to put in your first aid and emergency medical kits and a few ideas that will make packing and using your kits easier. 
    Premade first aid kit suggestions, if you do not want to build your own:
    Coleman Expedition First Aid Kit
    Adventure Medical Mountain Fundamentals Kit
     Wilderness Medical Systems
    We’ve put together a free First Aid Kit Worksheet to help you get started with making your own kits to both save money and get exactly what you need. Below, are some of are specific recommendations for items to go into your kits, sorted by category:
    Stop Bleeding
    Equate Fabric Bandages
    Curad Foam Bandages
    Curad Flex-Fabric Bandages
    Kendall Sterile 4″ X 4″
    Telfa Non-Adherent Dressing, 3″ x 4″
    3M Durapore Silk Tape
    3M Steri Strip Skin Closures
    Tincture of Benzoin Bottle
    Benzoin Tincture Swabsticks
    Kerlix Gauze Rolls
    Israeli 6-inch Compression Bandage
    Prevent Infection
    Purell Premium Sanitizing Wipes
    Purell Advanced Small Bottle
    Antiseptic Wipes
    Betadine Antiseptic Pads
    Triple Antibiotic Ointment 25 Packets
    Triple Antibiotic Ointment, 100 Packets
    Irrigation Syringe
    Sprains/Strains
    Athletic Tape
    Elastic Bandage
    Triangular Bandage
    SAM Style Splint
    SAM Finger Splints
    Flu Complications
    Loperamide, Anti-Diarrheal
    Guaifenesin Expectorant
    Gatorade Powder Packet
    Fever
    Advil
    Tylenol
    Burns
    Water Jel Burn Jel
    Petrolatum Dressings
    Tools
    Tweezerman Stainless Steel Tweezers
    Kelly Forceps / Hemostats
    ADC Pocket Rescusitator
    Streamlight Stylus Pro Pen Flashlight
    Medical Scissors
    Digital Thermometer
    Digital Thermometer Covers
    Comfort/Other
    Band-Aid Advanced Healing Blister Cushions (Compeed)
    Moleskin Roll 
    Emergency Mylar Thermal Blankets
     
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    • 27 min
    Emergency Medical Kits

    Emergency Medical Kits

    This is the second in a three part series on first aid kits, emergency medical kits and basic medical concerns during disasters. The emergency medical kit is more extensive than the first aid kit, so it can handle a larger number of problems as well as dealing with some issues more completely. If a real doctor is just not realistically available, then it can lessen your need to have to seek professional medical treatment during difficult times.
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    • 15 min
    Building Your Own First Aid Kit

    Building Your Own First Aid Kit

    This is the first in a three part series on first aid kits, emergency medical kits and basic medical concerns during events like disasters. We’re going to focus on first aid kits today and set the groundwork for the next two episodes which will cover the more extensive emergency medical kits and then some specifics on how to pack and organize both kinds of kits, some specific recommendations on what to put into them and some ideas on dealing with medical issues during a disaster.
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    • 8 min
    Podcast – Survival and Emergency Preparedness Gift Ideas

    Podcast – Survival and Emergency Preparedness Gift Ideas

    This is the companion podcast to our article Preparedness and Survival Gifts – Holiday Shopping Ideas 2012. We discuss fourteen different gift ideas under $100 for the person who is interested in preparedness, survival or a similar hobby.
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    • 14 min

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