Is Your Car Ready For Winter?

In Wisconsin, we get some crazy weather and here, nothing shuts down for snow. People on the interstates drive at 65 mph whether the roads are snowy or dry. They zip right by me because until after driving in the first few snows, I am overly cautious. I'm the person who is stopped at a red light to make a left turn just glued to my rear view mirror praying that someone doesn't come barreling up and rear end me.  Although being rear ended or slid into is something beyond my control on the roads in the winter, being prepared is not....more
The Zippo lighter is a great idea and would be a good and important gift.  I always get ...more

Make your own "Emergency" Tote for your Purse

it's my little mini life saver bag....more

Homeschooling in a Storm

It is on a day like today, when the house feels like it is about to be blown over by the wind outside, garbage is hitting cars on the roads, and even the Burlington Bridge is closed that I am grateful that I am homeschooling our son. I know where he is and he is working calmly beside me. He is presently taking a test on science and the formation of the world. It is distracting him from the patio furniture that is blowing around in our backyard. My husband just got in as well. The roads were treacherous for him but he was safe....more

Get Organized for Safety! You're Only 15 Minutes from a Completed Emergency Plan

by Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore Do the blaring sirens of fire trucks and ambulances give you the willies? If you’re like most people, that answer is a resounding yes. Nobody likes to think of emergencies, but they creep into all of our lives. Just watch the news and you’ll see coverage of homes torn apart by tornadoes, towns destroyed by hurricanes, and trees felled by lightning storms....more

Get Prepared: How to Ensure You Have What You Need in an Emergency (9/28/09)

By Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore Why is that that the only time we think to get prepared is when disaster is breathing down our necks? ...more

September is Emergency Preparedness Month!

By Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore Why is that that the only time we think to get prepared is when disaster is breathing down our necks? ...more

Disrespectful Fowl and the Auto Bird Turd Emergency Kit

I parked my car at the beach for five days. I drive a red Dodge Magnum. Seagulls and sea birds must love red cars because they threw a party on my car for five days. Yuk! ...more