Evacuation: Pre-planning is Essential

1. Get out early. Don’t delay. 2. Pre-plan your evacuation. Do it now, before it’s too late. Routing, navigation, timing of departure, and predetermined locations to meet-up with family and/or friends, are all critically important elements of every personal emergency plan. Unfortunately, evacuation routes are often thought to be obvious, and yet the obvious routes […]

Generators for Emergency Power

Having the power needed to produce light and prepare food, maintain refrigeration, and to provide for heating/cooling of your home may not be essential for life, but it is nevertheless important in any emergency situation. Though the loss of grid electrical power is not part of every emergency, many incidents do include at least a […]

Evacuation and Contingency Planning

Though the following article was written for expatriates who live in foreign countries, this information provides us with a fresh perspective for our own planning–wherever we live. The United States may not suffer under the same political violence as Syria, but our emergency planning nevertheless needs to be similarly comprehensive and realistic.  The bottom line is this:  It […]

Gas cans, long-term fuel storage, fuel transport, and the peerless Scepter gas-can used by the U.S. military

If you’ve been in the military, chances are you have seen the Scepter fuel can.  In our experience, these are the best and safest fuel containers available in the general-use market. They are far superior to both the ordinary red-plastic and red-metal gas cans widely in use, as well as the off-road-sports and maritime fuel containers. In […]