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06February

What does 'Bug Out' Mean?

The term 'Bug Out' is not really part of Australian slang or culture so what does the term to 'Bug Out' or 'Bug Out Bag' really mean & when and why is it used?

 

 

 

 

 

Written by Joycelyn, Posted in Emergency Preparedness - Evacuation, Emergency Supplies - Emergency Bag/Evacuation Bag

27January

Urban Disasters: Have These 20 Items On You If You Want to Make It Home

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From previous disasters, we find clarification and better ways to prepare.

Urban disasters happen all the time leaving many stranded in the city.

Consider for a moment what you would do if you found yourself in the midst of an emergency where you couldn’t get home using your vehicle.

For example, after the terror attacks in New York, the country’s transportation system was shut down – including city transportation systems.

 

 

Written by Tess Pennington, Posted in Emergency Preparedness - Evacuation, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - When you are traveling, Emergency Supplies - Emergency Bag/Evacuation Bag

23January

72 hour kits for kids

72-hour-packs

Are you ready?  Are your kids?

Alright.  I know you all know about 72 hour kits and there are tons of websites with ideas and information about these, but as I was updating mine, I had a lot of people ask about what I put in it and how to go about it

Posted in 3 Day Emergency Kit, Preppers News & Stories, Emergency Supplies - Emergency Bag/Evacuation Bag, Emergency Supplies - Information

23January

Everyday Items That Can Be Used For Survival/Prepping

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Our homes, cars, offices and even dustbins are full of stuff that we barely give a second glance to. Many of those items are multi-purpose and can be used for prepping and/or in situations where our survival is challenged. Being able to adapt and use regular everyday items that you have around you is an important skill and can make a real difference to you chances of survival.

Posted in Preppers News & Stories, Emergency Supplies - Emergency Bag/Evacuation Bag, Emergency Supplies - Information

15October

The Get Home Bag


What if you couldn't get home.... wild weather and storms can cut roads with flash floods in a matter of minutes and leave you stranded at work, in the shopping centre or separated from your kids at school.

Could the “Get-Home Bag” be a useful back-up for those family members who are away from home on a daily basis?

Written by Tess Pennington, Posted in Emergency Supplies - Emergency Bag/Evacuation Bag

18July

Emergency Bags and Kits - What type do I need?

Emergency Bags and Kits - What type do I need?

Did you know there are a whole heap of different terms used for the  different  types of emergency bags and kits available and in use  today?....

Written by Joycelyn, Posted in 3 Day Emergency Kit, Emergency Preparedness - Information, Emergency Supplies - Emergency Bag/Evacuation Bag, Emergency Supplies - Information

17May

Rubbish Bin Emergency Survival Kit

Rubbish Bin Emergency Survival Kit

Finding something strong enough, portable and large enough to store and fit your survival or emergency supplies in can be easily managed by using the ever popular 'plastic rubbish bin' ...

 

Posted in Emergency Preparedness - Checklists, Emergency Supplies - Emergency Bag/Evacuation Bag, Emergency Supplies - First Aid & Survival Kit

21February

Are You Ready Series: 72 Hour Kits

There are certain disasters that can occur with little or no warning such as fires, hurricanes and flooding. Having things in order as well as a plan in place will expedite the process of leaving, as well as keeping things running as smoothly as possible. The main goal of having a 72 hour bag is to be equipped to survive a three day period; and in this case, survival is dependent upon you. Therefore, the 72 hour bag should be pre-assembled and ready to go as well as have a 72 hour bag separately for the vehicle.

 

Posted in Emergency Preparedness - Evacuation, Emergency Preparedness - Information, Emergency Preparedness - Shelter-in-Place, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - When you are traveling, Emergency Supplies - Emergency Bag/Evacuation Bag

01November

Emergency Bags and Kits - What type do I need?

Emergency Bags and Kits - What type do I need?

Did you know there are a whole heap of different terms used for the  different  types of emergency bags and kits available and in use  today?....

Written by Joycelyn, Posted in Emergency Preparedness - Information, Emergency Supplies - Emergency Bag/Evacuation Bag, Emergency Supplies - Information

29October

Bug Out Bag

Bug Out Bag

The Bug out Bag is a term used to describe the emergency bag and gear you would take with you should you need to leave you home to go to another location for the long term.

They would generally be larger and heavier than the 72 hour emergency bag and everyone should have their own bag adaptable to their personal preferences.

 

Posted in Emergency Supplies - Emergency Bag/Evacuation Bag

29October

I.N.C.H. Bag

I.N.C.H. Bag

The I.N.C.H. Bag is similar to the Bug Out Bag but with the idea that you won't be coming back home.

Posted in Emergency Supplies - Emergency Bag/Evacuation Bag

29October

Emergency Car Kit

Emergency Car Kit

When preparing your car it is wise to remember to make preparations also for your family. An emergency car kit is crucial for breakdowns and unusual weather conditions. It is always good to keep essential supplies in your car in case you get stranded for a few hours or even a few days.

 

Posted in Emergency Supplies - Emergency Bag/Evacuation Bag, Emergency Supplies - Vehicle

29October

Get Home Bag

Get Home Bag

The Get Home Bag is a bag that would be used to get you home should an emergency arise while you are at work, school, the shop etc.. somewhere not too far from home but it would support your needs should you have to walk home or organise to be picked up, or wait for help. 

 

Posted in Emergency Supplies - Emergency Bag/Evacuation Bag

29October

Home Emergency Kit - how do I make one

Home Emergency Kit - how do I make one

Your home emergency kit essentially contains a collection of essential items that you and other household members may need during and after an emergency or disaster situation.

 

Posted in Emergency Supplies - Emergency Bag/Evacuation Bag

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