Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Best Solar Cookers 2016

If you are a fan of picnics and outdoor grilling, you’ll definitely do justice to the benefits of cooking right in the sun.

With no risk of accidental fires and minimum energy costs, a solar cooker can quickly prepare a delicious meal that will look and taste just like the one cooked in a traditional oven.

In our solar cooker review we’ve selected some of the best, and yet simple solar cookers, to guide you through their main characteristics and assist in choosing the best bet.




Click on the link below to see the comparison of solar cookers at TopReviews.best:






Monday, August 22, 2016

Germans told to stock up for a disaster



For the first time since the Cold War the German government is advising citizens to stockpile food and water for use in a national emergency.

Some opposition MPs said the new civil defence concept, to go before ministers on Wednesday, was scaremongering.

Citizens are advised to store enough food to last them 10 days, because initially a disaster might put national emergency services beyond reach.

Five days' water - two litres (half a gallon) per person daily - is advised.

Click on the link below to read the article posted at msn.com:






Monday, August 8, 2016

CERT Refresher Courses

I am happy to announce that our free CERT refresher has moved to Anderson Foothill Library 1135 S 2100 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84108. This class will be held in the large downstairs meeting room. The information covered in these classes is from the 2011 version of the CERT manual, with some location specific material.                    

Here is the schedule for the remainder of 2016:
                                         
Sat. Aug. 13      Disaster Preparedness       10 am to noon
Sat. Sept. 10     Fire Suppression               10 am to noon
Sat. Oct. 8        Disaster Medical part 1      10 am to noon
Sat. Nov. 12      Disaster Medical part 2        2 pm to 4 pm
Sat. Dec. 10      Light Search and Rescue   10 am to noon  
                                                                                     
Susan Collier
S.E. CERT Division Supervisor
Salt Lake City Emergency Management
Susan.Collier@slcgov.com
801.513.4848

Saturday, August 6, 2016

20 must-haves in your car emergency kit

 A car emergency kit is one of those things that you don't think much about until it's too late. Then you'll wish you didn't leave home without one.

Although some of these incidents occur in people's driveways, many take place away from home. The more remote the area and the more inclement the weather, the more likely the contents of a car emergency kit will come in handy -- even if you have a roadside assistance plan and can contact help. "A car emergency kit is designed to help you survive until help arrives,"

Click on the following link to read the full article at BankRate.com:


20 must-haves 
in your car emergency kit



Saturday, July 30, 2016

What is CERT?






Prepping in an Urban Setting



If you live in the midst of the bustling city and you want to get prepared for emergencies, you face some unique challenges. Limited interior space for food and water storage is only the beginning of your difficulties. How to evacuate among large crowds, then how to find and communicate with friends and family, near and far, can also be complicated. Preparing emergency shelter, light and power sources as well as how and where to cook a meal will also need some advance planning.

Where to begin? You should start with the basics like everyone else—water first, emergency kits second, food storage next, then other supplies; you might have to go about it a bit differently, that’s all. Here are a few issues that you’ll probably face, along with some suggestions for dealing with them.


Click on the link below to read the full article from Emergency Essentials: