Water Treating Your Pants – An Inexpensive Gear Hack!

Check out this inexpensive gear hack on how to waterproof your pants, just using a bar of wax and some heat. This is a great solution to get a durable pair of pants without breaking the bank.

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Swallowed an Alkaline Battery? Measures to Be Taken

Alkaline battery is the common battery used in flashlights, portable radios, and toys. There may be harmful effects when a person swallows an alkaline battery or breathes in large amounts of dust or smoke from burning batteries. Children have the highest possibility of swallowing alkaline button battery because of its attractive shape. Poisoning occurs when a person is exposed to the chemicals inside the battery. Most household exposures such as licking some liquid from a leaking battery or swallowing a button battery are minor. Serious problems are usually seen only when exposed to the chemicals inside the battery during industrial accidents. Symptoms depend on what type of battery is swallowed. There may be harmful effects when an alkaline battery is swallowed. The main symptoms of alkaline battery poisoning may include: severe pain in the mouth, inability to breathe due to the throat swelling shut, severe pain in the throat, severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, drooling, rapid drop in blood pressure and collapse. You may have the some more symptoms when you inhale large amounts of the alkaline battery, or contents, dust, and smoke from burning batteries.

Confined Space Rescue – A Look at the Trench Rescue

For a construction safety supervisor, a trench rescue is one of the most worrisome portions of confined space rescue. This type of rescue is necessary when someone becomes trapped or buried underground. The risk of a cave in occurring during the excavation process increases by 500%.

Fire Escape, Evacuation

Prepare a plan for evacuating regardless of whether you live in a single family home or an apartment building. Your plan should include waking all family members if at night and a safe meeting place outside. Make a diagram and put the plan in writing. This may sound silly but it will help get everyone committed to the escape plan.

Discount First Aid Supplies

Are you trying to find discount first aid supplies online? With hundreds of choices to make, selecting the best retailer can be difficult. This article will help you select a first aid supplies discount company that you will be come back time and time again to get your refill products.

Hurricane Claim Checklist – What to Write Down After the Storm

Many homeowners are caught unaware during a hurricane. When it comes time to file an insurance claim and have the damage assessed, it’s important to have all the necessary information on hand. Don’t take changes with your hurricane claim–check out these tips.

Like Minded Folk

Many people have asked me over the last several years about getting a group of like minded people together just in cases one of our worse case scenarios come to past. To this I can only say that I would put the feelers out and see what I get back.

Disaster Preparedness

It’s natural disaster season in the South-the time when hurricanes are due to hit and winter storms are due to bury us all under freezing temperatures. This is the time of year when getting stranded or stuck without power proves to be the most dangerous. In acknowledgment of this time of year, the Huntsville Utility companies have come out with a list of ways that you can prepare for emergencies.

Emergency Or Disaster Preparedness Means Having Information at the Ready

One of the most important things to consider in an emergency of disaster is what happens after the emergency has passed? What just happened? Where did that come from? When will the cavalry arrive? What is going on in other places? These are all questions that go through your head after the disaster or emergency has passed. Well how does one go about finding out the answers to all of those questions?

Civil Unrest During Crisis Situations

All survival conscious people should provide due thought towards the probability of civil unrest during those times of impending disasters and emergency situations. It goes without saying that when the law is running thin the lower level trash will attempt to take over the masses.

The Importance of First Aid

Recent findings have suggested that over 50% of parents still don’t know the basic first aid skills like dressing and treating open wounds. Plus, 6 out of 10 parents wouldn’t know how to look after their child in an emergency and would often wait for an ambulance to arrive first.

A Medical Emergency Shows the Importance of Having an Organized System For Medical Information

It is critically important to have medical information at your fingertips in times of illness and injury. Written by a professional organizer, the author shares her personal story of her mother’s stroke to communicate the importance of having an organized system for easy filing and access to vital medical information.

Some Basic Things to Consider For an Emergency Preparedness Disaster Plan

There are so many ways in which a family can become prepared for a disaster or emergency situation. In fact because there are so many things to consider it can become overwhelming at times and many don’t know where to begin.

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