Episode Contents: 0:16 What is the Vestergaard LifeStraw Water Filter? 0:30 How does the LifeStraw Water Filter Work? 0:33 Why do you have to soak the LifeStraw before using it? 0:46 How do you flush the LifeStraw when clogged? 0:55 Using a LifeStraw in a lake or river? 1:28 The LifeStraw as a great emergency […]
Always exercise your right to vote! Your elected leaders will be the ones leading the response to crises and disasters in your city, province/state, and country. Join me as I vote in the 2019 Canadian Federal Elections from the southern African and discuss the importance of voting to people across the African continent.
Two lost young women hikers in Ontario’s vast Algonquin Park and two young male murder suspects evading authorities across Canada’s north present very different wilderness search contexts. I look at the differences between the two searches, the searchers, the communities, and potential lasting effects on all concerned.
In the northern hemisphere, boating season is now underway. Throughout the tropics, it’s always boating season. In the southern hemisphere, it’s probably still boating season albeit with colder water. In Canada, as in many other countries, men will make up at least 80% of the boating deaths. Why? Year in and year out, it’s the […]
If you get separated from your group, you have a crisis, you are lost, or you need help from anyone nearby, an emergency or survival whistle is one of my favourite items. It’s a rugged, small and amazingly loud whistle, and will never run out of batteries or network! I highly recommend you buy them in bulk and have them throughout your life. While many crises are avoidable, they can still occur, and a whistle is an amazing device to reach out to those around you. Remember, three whistle blasts if you need help and one blast as a reply or if you are searching for someone. Read on for everything you need to know!
Should you buy a commercial home emergency kit? My answer: Yes. Read on to see why. I think it’s a great way to get your emergency and disaster preparedness started. Chose a solid kit and improve it from there. Learn to identify your risks, your needs and your solutions. Get started! 1. What Does the […]
All levels of government advise you to be prepared in the event of a natural disaster or other major crisis. There are some good commercial emergency kits but they always need your personal touch! Let’s take one 4-person kit apart and see what you get. The international standard is that a household should be equipped […]
We all know about solar panels, but do you actually need one? How well do compact solar panels work? I review the ECEEN 10W Folding Solar Panel. The strengths: You can use the solar to charge phones, iPads, and battery power banks, and you it could help save you if stranded or in a disaster. […]
“Help, how do I turn off the electricity or water?” I’m here to help your household understand how your home systems work. I will look at 10 critical elements towards a safer home experience. Included is a free emergency management Home Systems Checklist! Add your experiences and tips in the comments section below! Click here […]
#BetterPreparedness We all make mistakes in our planning and actions. In this episode, I look back on an axe incident that cut open my shin and created a serious medical emergency deep in the woods. I provide the lessons I learned towards better preparedness. You want to prevent these types of incidents but you need […]
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