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Making Your Dwelling Fire Hazard-Free

Making Your Dwelling Fire Hazard-Free Fire Safety Checklist The kitchen is the single most likely place for a residential fire to start. We have addressed that here. But for everything else, read on. Fire Safety is an important topic for our family meetings. A residential fire is the most likely danger to your home and […]

Kitchens: Your Biggest Fire Hazard

Kitchens: Your Biggest Fire Hazard Fire Safety Checklist One of the most common causes of residential fires is unattended cooking. The National Fire Protection Association has statistics showing that 40% of all house fires are caused by cooking related incidents. Even children can get involved in fire prevention so during some of your family meetings […]

17 Essential Items for Your Bug-Out Bag

Bug-Out Bags / 72 hr. Kits You never know when you may have to evacuate your family on short notice. From Hurricane Katrina to the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the very real threat of natural disasters or even man made disasters could make you want to pack up your family and flee on […]

Quality Counts When it Comes to SURVIVAL

Quality Counts When it Comes to SURVIVAL ! I have been testing 72 hour survival kits from various suppliers both online and off for consumer research in regards to our product line. At a recent show where I was a vendor I overheard a customer state to his friend “That’s Expensive.! I bought a kit […]

Water Filtration and Purification

Next to air, water is what man needs most. In a challenging situation, it is critical to be able to find, store or treat water. Our bodies are about 80% liquids. We lose water in three ways: perspiration, breathing and urination. Dehydration of 6 to 8% of the body’s weight results in decreased body efficiency. […]

Emergency communications

Emergency Communications Information During local, state and national emergencies the importance of our country’s communications system which includes telecommunications, broadcast, cable and satellite systems can become strained. When the power is off, phones go out and the internet is down, when police, fire, and hospital services are overwhelmed, amateur radio operators are there to take […]

Water Storage

Water Storage is important. Having an ample supply of safe, clean, purified water is a top priority in an emergency. A normally active person needs to drink at least two quarts of water each day. Hot environments can double that amount. Children, nursing mothers and ill people will need even more. You will also need […]

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What we can learn from Hurricane Irene

Last week I was dealing with several personal situations. A very close and dear friend that I grew up with lost his dad (Jed) to cancer. Being present to comfort my buddy while we both waited for Jed to pass on brought back vivid memories of my mom’s death last year.Needless to say, as tough […]

Do you have a Survival Plan – Questions & Answers

PLAN for YOUR Family’s Survival As a former USAF survival specialist and the founder of Bayou Security and Survival, I am always being asked questions by my local customers. Questions like What is a Bug Out Bag / 72 Hr. Kit ? and What’s the difference ? What does Survive in Place mean? What are the […]

Survival Today Online

    You can call me “Mac”.  I got my first taste of SURVIVAL in the Air Force in the 70’s. As a result of a government fluke I was trained as a “Aircrew Life Support Specialists”. At that time I was hoping to gain experience in a field that would later serve to get […]