Emergency Food: Meal, Ready-to-Eat (U.S. Military MRE)

Developed by the U.S. military after extensive nutritional and long-term storage research, the modern MRE has replaced the MCI (Meals, Combat, Individual – 1980s), the lighter LRP (Long Range Patrol) rations used in Vietnam, and the C-Ration (canned) . Though far from gourmet fare, the current-issue MRE meals are a quick and tasty meal when […]

Natural Disasters and Increased Sexual Violence

The below briefing is a noteworthy summary of the problem of violence against women after a widespread disaster.  It is posted here for its merits, but particularly as an example of modern education on this subject. Like so many of its ilk, the below “fact sheet” includes a quest for “political correctness” which supersedes honest analysis.  It […]

Firearm Selection for Emergency Situations

There is a great deal of debate on this subject, and the real­ity is that no single weapon is the best choice for all emergency situations.  Circums­tances and con­ditions vary, as does the use of firearms for self-defense vs. hunting.  There is no universal solu­tion.  Yet, an understanding of the options availa­ble to you is […]

How long can you store bottled water?

How long can I store bottled water? Unopened bottled water products can often be safely stored for years, provided the bottles are kept in the proper environment, and the plastic material of the bottle is BPA-free.  When in doubt, discard or treat bottled water which is more than 6-months old. Water is also available in […]