Just as it sounds, humans have only a given capacity to worry. The upshot? As paradoxical as it may be to human nature, the best time to get prepared is when preparedness is lowest on your worry list. <Read More>
When there's a storm on the way, and you don't need to leave, it's a good idea to fill your tub with water. <Read More>
Both San Francisco and Seattle are statistically well overdue for a major quake. <Read More>
Many people wonder why the VLES GO-bag has a full role of duct tape in it. Well, for one thing, duct tape can hold together almost anything, including hems, fencing (we've experienced this), torn bags, etc. But, it also can save your life. <Read More>
Optimism bias "the tendency of individuals to underestimate the likelihood they will experience adverse events." <Read More>
Forty million Americans are at risk of having their homes flooded - more than three times as many people as federal flood maps show. A group of US and UK scientists have presented their findings at the American Geophysical Union meeting. An important read for our river dwelling communities. Read more from the BBC.
Did you ever think you could get something done in half an hour and three hours later you're still working on it? It's what humans do, and it's called planning fallacy. <Read More>
Infection can be a dangerous side affect of a burn. A sterile burn sheet can help to prevent infection setting in before medical attention is available. A burn sheet is a laminated, spun bounded blanket that can be used to provide a sterile environment to help protect a burn victim from infection. Burn victims are highly susceptible; a sterile burn sheet will help lower this risk.
Triage is the sorting of victims based on the urgency of their needs. You need to be prepared to take care of yourself and loved ones, because if there are people in worse condition than you are in, they will get taken care of first. What's important to you may not be important to
emergency responders. Definition.
Some people are allergic to latex. Nitrile gloves remove the risk of a reaction. Upwards of 6% of the population is allergic to latex. Learn more.
The city’s point-of-sale outlets keep 4 to 5 days of food in stock on average. The supply is at risk if there's a mass event. Learn more here.