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5 Steps to Cope with Flooding – Part 2

5 Steps to Cope with Flooding – Part 2

Sep. 26 | Last time, I told you one or two things about flooding. We are going to continue with this topic now and I’m gonna give you 3 more essential tips to keep in mind. Involve Your Community Two is better than one, and one community is stronger and more...

How to Help Children Deal with Trauma – Part 1

How to Help Children Deal with Trauma – Part 1

Sep. 25 | Today we’re starting a series concerning a very important, yet very problematic topic: how to help children deal with crises and disasters. Whether you’re a parent, uncle, grandparent or family friend, you might just end up in a situation where you...

5 Steps to Cope with Flooding – Part 1

5 Steps to Cope with Flooding – Part 1

Sep. 24 | Sometimes, the thing that frightens me most is not the rate of homicide, but how unpredictable nature is. In USA, flooding is the most frequent of natural disasters, so having the survival skills to cope with it might be more important than you think. You...

How to Survive a Wildfire

How to Survive a Wildfire

Sep. 23 | I keep hearing more and more bad news about wildfires and how they are causing damages throughout the country. Only this summer, 7 million acres across the US have been affected by it, establishing a new record. The situation is getting a bit out of hand,...

What to Eat in the Wild

What to Eat in the Wild

Sep. 23 | It’s very important to know what to eat when you are in the wilderness. Although you can get by without food for up to 3 weeks, it’s best not to. Especially when there are so many options out there that will give you the much needed nutrients. Plants,...

How to Treat Wounds in Emergency Situations – Part 2

How to Treat Wounds in Emergency Situations – Part 2

Sep. 22 | As promised, here are more advices on what to do to ameliorate your injuries when the doctor is not available. Sprains and Strains Sprains involve a stretch or a fracture of a ligament, and strains are muscle or tendons injuries. They usually hurt and...

How to Cope with Hurricanes – Part 2

How to Cope with Hurricanes – Part 2

Sep. 21 | As I promised, here I am with some more important advices on how to behave in case hurricane strikes. 3. Don’t Treat It Lightly No, taping the windows won’t keep a monstrous hurricane away the same way jeans won’t keep you dry in water. Securing...

How to Treat Wounds in Emergency Situations – Part 1

How to Treat Wounds in Emergency Situations – Part 1

Sep. 20 | We’ve been talking a lot about how to cope with different kinds of natural disasters and how to avoid being injured these past weeks, but what if it happens? What if you get injured and you have to deal with it with no medical assistance? Sometimes,...

How to Cope with Hurricanes – Part 1

How to Cope with Hurricanes – Part 1

Sep. 19 | Since hurricanes have become so frequent in the US, the Internet has been offering a lot of articles on how to cope with them. But you have to be careful of all the people who are trying to make a living out of sharing unverified information. Of course,...

Emergency Funds – Part 2

Emergency Funds – Part 2

Sep. 1 | Coming back to the topic of emergency funds, I want to stress one important aspect: never use this money for pleasure, vacations, shopping or small time things that don’t matter in the long run. Crisis strikes everyone in a way or another, and you will...