Urban Skills

  72-Hour GO Kits
The 72 Hour kit has become the recognized standard for personal and family emergency preparation. Historical evidence suggests, in the event of national or local emergency, within 72 hours or three days government assistance will normally be restored and necessities made available. Until  that time, what can YOU do to better prepare you and your family to survive an emergency?
  72 Hour GO Kit Components
Natural and man-made disasters can strike at a moment’s notice, anytime, anywhere, so preparations must be made in advance. The following is both a list of kit item suggestions and additional tips for choosing those items. Determining quantities of each will be determined by your group size, time of year and available space and resources.
  S.O.D.I.S: Solar Water Disinfection
Millions of people around the world become sick each year from drinking non-potable, contaminated water. Children and the elderly are the predominant victims of this global tragedy. An estimated 1.5 billion cases of diarrhea occur each year, resulting in the death of nearly 2 million children. Worldwide, about 1.3 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water. However, in many of these affected regions, a solution may be right outside their doors. Solar energy is an abundant, renewable and free source of energy that can both cook food and disinfect questionable water.
  100 Items to Disappear First in a Disaster
This list was first assembled by J. Almond prior to Y2K, these items should be considered "extremely important items" in the event of any disaster. In the last 10 years, our global sociopolitical and moral environment has continued to spiral out of control. Please use wisely!! 
  Bleach: Water Treatment on a Budget
When the tap stops flowing, Regular Clorox Bleach isn't just a stain buster, it's a possible lifesaver. Use it to purify water, and you'll have an inexpensive multi-purpose "must".
  Winter Driving: Emergency Supplies
The white season is upon us and many are planning holiday travel, and with it the possibility of breakdown due to blizzard, white-out or flooding. Before you venture out on the roads for the white season, make sure you have satisfactory emergency gear in your vehicle and know how to use it.
  Winter Driving: What To Do If Stranded
  Blizzard Test-Dummies
For the unprepared, your automobile can be a treasure trove of survival resources. With a little imagination and know-how the tools you need to survive are right under your dash…
  Emergency Prep Tips
This series of Emergency Prep Tips is a series of short informational posts compiled to help YOU, our reader in your pursuit of greater self reliance and peace of mind.



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