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Disaster Preparedness

After having been through this earthquake (I know it wasn’t bad but still scary if you have never been in one before) and now a hurricane!! This beagle didn’t realize how unprepared myself, my home and my precious pets would be if a disaster happened. I reevaluated my home and what was in it. So now that I know how unprepared I am I wanted to make sure none of you are. Here is a list of things that you should have at all times that are easy to grab and go incase of emergency.

Usually I would go greener with these products but incase anyone is really worried and in a rush I have made it easier to get them quickly. Many of these items can be found on Amazon.com and if you are a prime member (it is worth it to be) you can get most items for free prime shipping which means you can get it next day or 2 day shipping for free or $2.99/$3.99.  If you are worried now that you are unprepared you can make yourself feel better before the storm comes.

21st Century FEMA Study Course: Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Management and Operations (IS-775) – NIMS, ICS, MAC Group, Joint Information System (JIS), CoordinationThe first step in being prepared is knowing how to be prepared. There are tons of books out there for disaster survival and preparedness. Don’t be in a situation that is so very critical and not know how to handle it. Everyone anywhere should educate themselves on disaster preparedness.

Emergency Survival Food Supply 275 Meal PackFreeze Dried Food) Food, you need it, it can’t be perishable and you might need alot of it. You can stock your kit up with survival bars or other non-perishables. It doesn’t matter as long as you have enough of it too keep you alive.

Survival Matches, Bulk Tube, NATO Approved (# 9920-00-966-9432), Military

Gerber 31-000701 Bear Grylls Survival Series Ultimate Kit Survival kits are essential. Not only first aid but certain tools and other things can be soo helpful when you are in trouble and flustered.

First Aid Only First Responder Emergency First Aid Kit, 158-Piece BagsFirst Aid Kits) There are smaller less expensive kits out there which may be more appropriate but for me in an emergency situation I want to be as prepared as possible. You never know what you might need and if you can help someone else along the way.

Solar Flashlight Power Panel Rechargeable Water Proof Good for Emergency Disaster Survival Outdoor Boating Camping DivingKeep this handy at all times. A solar flashlight can be helpful for many reasons.

Potable Aqua Water Treatment Tablets

Deluxe/Multiple Emergency Dog Survival KitPet Health Supplies) Your pooch depends on you and in a disaster they cannot always save themselves. You would feel horrible if you couldn’t save them right?

Deluxe/Multiple Emergency Cat Survival Kit Don’t leave our feline friends out either!!! Both the dog and cat survival kits are important but I do understand there are many other pets out there. If you can’t find a kit for them make one of your own. You will be glad you did it.

2″ X 6″ White Unscented Pillar Candles Set 20 WeddingPillar Candles) Any candles will do but the larger the candle the longer the burning time. You can go green and get bees wax candles or even make your own out of used candles you have at home but whatever do just always have them.

Etón American Red Cross ARCFR160R Microlink Self-Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio with Flashlight, Solar Power and Cell Phone Charger (Red)

AT&T 210 Corded Phone, White, 1 Handset If you have no power you can’t charge your cell phone or cordless phone. Everyone should have one of these in their home.

hydros filtering water bottle

Phones for Haiti


One of my Facebook friends sent this to me and I think this is a great way to Help Haiti!!

Type: Causes – Fundraiser
Network: Global
Start Time: Monday, January 18, 2010 at 9:00am
End Time: Friday, January 22, 2010 at 5:00pm

DescriptionHello Friends,

How many of you have old cell phones laying around right now? I’d be willing to say that the majority of us have at least one. In my case, I actually have 3.

Recycling our old cell phones is something that we all know we should do, but just haven’t gotten around to it. Well, now there’s a urgent reason to do so!

Phones For Haiti is providing disaster relieve for the victims of the quake by recycling our old cell phones for free. They refurbish and sell them in developing countries. The proceeds generated from our donations will be given directly to the American Red Cross to help fund their efforts in Haiti.

So how do you contribute?

Just visit the following link, print pre-paid shipping label, place cell phone(s) in box and drop in the mail. It’s that simple!


This is an awesome way for us to all give back, regardless of our current financial position. So, what do you guys and girls say? Let’s all join together by shipping our old phones this Monday, January 18th!

To show your commitment, please RSVP to this event and invite all of your friends too!


Josh Davis

What Can you do for Haiti?


When you know you can help you should right? It is our duty as citizens of the world to help out others that really need it.  Whether it’s a friend, donating at a blood drive or adopting a pet from a pound!  It is important to participate in your community and in the worlds affairs.  Sometimes its difficult to know where to start.   Helping with Haiti relief is the perfect way to begin being proactive.  Here is a list of websites you can visit to help:

1. http://www.worldvision.org/worldvision/eappeal.nsf/egift-haiti-earthquake-relief?Open&campaign=113655125&cmp=KNC-113655125

2. http://www.mercycorps.org/?source=19000

3. http://www.google.com/relief/haitiearthquake/#utm_campaign=en&utm_source=en-ha-na-us-sk&utm_medium=ha&utm_term=haiti%20support

4. http://www.redcross.org/

5. http://www.info.com/help%20haiti?cb=28&cmp=3976&gclid=CO2FzI6rpZ8CFYdd5QodtVZAhQ

6. http://www.helphaitinow.org/

7. http://www.z100.com/main.html

8. http://www.oxfam.org.uk/?ITO=1482

9. Text the word Haiti to 90999 to donate $10.00 to the Red Cross Relief Fund; it will be added to your phone bill. Quick and easy, and could mean everything to someone!

10. Please visit www.can-do.org for live feed on joint efforts with Airline Ambassadors, Yele Haiti, and other amazing partners.