Essential to Survival: Water

Several years ago, when I was single and living alone in an apartment near the windy Columbia River Gorge, I experienced my first ice storm. It doesn't snow often in Oregon, but when it does, and the temperature fluctuates between above freezing and below freezing, it's usually a problem. Ice accumulates on roads, making it [...]

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Hope Is Not a Plan: Emergency Preparedness

Preparedness, when properly pursued, is a way of life, NOT a sudden spectacular program." Spencer W. Kimball I once wrote an article about having an emergency stash of baby formula (if you have a baby) in case of a disaster. Because you never know. One mother that commented on my article said she doesn't keep any [...]