Posted on January 17, 2013 by lifegear
Our last blog, "How to Prepare for An Earthquake", focused on how to prepare yourself, your family and your house for an unexpected earthquake. It is extremely important to prepare yourself ahead of time, since earthquakes are unpredictable in size, timing and location. But what do you do if you find yourself suddenly in an [...]
Posted on January 15, 2013 by lifegear
The scary truth about earthquakes is that they can happen at any time of the day or night with little or no warning. USGS.gov’s statistics reported a total of 3,836 earthquakes in the US and 16,667 earthquakes worldwide during 2012 alone.
One common misconception is that earthquakes only happen on the west coast. In reality, 42 states [...]
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Posted on January 4, 2013 by lifegear
Life+Gear wants to make sure your family is prepared in case of an emergency. Before an emergency happens, sit down together and decide how you will:
-Get in contact with one another
-Where you will go
-What you will do in an emergency
Keep a copy of this plan in a safe place where it is easily accessible, such [...]
This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness
Posted on January 2, 2013 by lifegear
As we all settle in to 2013 and start making our New Year's Resolution lists, it is important to consider whether you and your family are "emergency prepared."
Being prepared for things such as natural disasters, blackouts and other unanticipated events is extremely important, but often overlooked.
Make 2013 the year YOU become “Prepared for Life.”
Start with [...]
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Posted on December 31, 2012 by lifegear
The Holidays are times to enjoy family and friends, while being grateful for what the year has brought you. As you are busy getting ready to celebrate the New Year, please remember some basic safety tips to ensure everyone has a safe and fun time!
If you are driving:
1) Whether to a party, a bar or [...]
Posted on December 12, 2012 by lifegear
Not that kind of bugging out!
Some of you may have heard the term “bugging out”, since shows like “Doomsday Preppers” and the likes have gain popularity on network television. While we salute extreme disaster preparedness preppers, we also know it is not a high priority for most.
However, regardless if you believe the end of [...]
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Posted on December 11, 2012 by lifegear
We have all experienced it: You are out in the snow playing with your kids, skiing, or just shoveling the driveway when you feel a strange sensation in your toes, fingers or other extremities. Before you know it you are inside by the fire trying to warm up. If you took action quickly, you probably [...]
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Posted on December 10, 2012 by lifegear
See the full list and suggestions of what to buy here!
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Posted on November 21, 2012 by lifegear
Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the year. Many people will be leaving town to visit loved ones, while others stay home and await the arrival of others. Regardless of your plans, safety is always a top priority. Here are some tips to help you stay safe over the holidays!
ON THE ROAD
MAKE SURE YOUR [...]