Car safety for mall or underground parking facilities

1. If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO THEM Toss it far away from you. Chances are they are more interested in your wallet or purse than you, and they will go for the wallet/purse. Run in what you believe to be a safe direction! 2. If ever thrown into the trunk of …

The importance of paper road maps during an emergency:

Many of us no longer have a city, state or provincial road map in our vehicles or are uncomfortable using them. People of all generations now rely upon their cars built in or add on GPS and smart phones to find addresses or bypass heavy traffic and they are a true time saver. However, during an emergency, cell coverage or …

Tips on phone use during emergencies

1. If you find yourself in a dangerous situation and need to remain unnoticed, you want your phone ringer and vibration mode set to off. This may help conceal your location and help reduce power consumption. 2. If you are hiding in a closet or it is dark outside, keep the light level on your device as low as possible …

Spring and light clothing is around the corner or is it?

Spring is approaching and we all want to empty the back of our car of heavy spare coat, boots,hats, and gloves. Sadly, there is still some time to go and one can still find themselves stuck on a highway overnight in a 30 Cm snowstorm. It never hurts to have the essentials like medicines (not expired), clean water, cash, and …

What exactly are we planning for?

Being very familiar with personal, private and public sector readiness plans, one see’s all manner of scenarios and counter measures being considered or deployed and it helps provide insights to what will and will not be available. It’s very important to note that a natural or man made disaster is still a disaster. Both may have unique characteristics and emotions …

Three is Two, Two is One and ONE is “NONE”

This is a concept used by many in the military, hunters, campers and by others; when having just one important item may lead to serious trouble or great inconvenience. We all know things we rely upon suddenly break, become lost or where we need to loan to another person. The only question is, how many backups should one have! When …

Winter Travel

For those of us who are new to living with snow, freezing rain and ice during the winter months or those who may find themselves traveling to a colder location for some fun skiing; here are some items to have with you at all times. A 72 or 24 hour backpack should also be in the vehicle and should not …

Traveling during Christmas or at any time.

We all know unpleasant or even dangerous events can suddenly occur and when traveling, you are at a great disadvantage. All your friends, family, doctors, coworkers, banks, pharmacies etc, can be more difficult or even impossible to reach. So what are your options when you are traveling by plane, train or car? You always want to have the following and …

Christmas stocking stuffers or gifts for yourself and loved ones:

Inexpensive items that can make a difference and also help a person start thinking about being prepared in the home, car and office. Don’t forget the students in your family, travelers or those new to being better prepared for life’s little or sometimes large emergencies. So people have what they need when they need them, the below items should only …