September is National Preparedness Month!

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Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month?

FEMA has set aside the month of September to educate people about the importance of preparedness for natural and man-made disasters.

You can learn more about National Preparedness Month at Ready.Gov.

National Preparedness Month: Are You Prepared?

In honor of National Preparedness Month, we thought we'd put together an ultimate guide to natural disaster preparedness. There is tons of information about these topics on our site, so we've gone through all of it and picked out the absolute best tips for surviving tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and droughts.

Check it out below, and be sure to follow the links to the original articles for the full list of natural disaster preparedness tips!

Tornado Preparedness

It is a well-known fact that the United States has the most frequent and powerful tornadoes in the world. Hence, tornado survival should be every prepper’s priority as far as natural disasters are concerned. Although your area may not be regularly hit by these gigantic and dangerous whirlwinds, there is no reason for you not to prepare for them. You never know when one could strike.

Tornados can often lead to power outages. Don't be left in the dark:


Preparing for a tornado involves collecting essential survival items beforehand, picking out a safe spot in your home, creating an emergency communications plan, and knowing what to do in a tornado whether you're inside or outside.

Check out our Tornado Preparedness Tips here, and for even more tornado survival tips…

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Preparedness

If hurricane survival is your goal, then preparedness is the solution. Being prepared is the most effective way to increase your chances of surviving natural disasters. We all know the destructive power of hurricanes, with the storm surges and flooding as well as the turbulent winds.

To prepare for a hurricane, you need to put together a supply kit, cover your windows, and gather plenty of food and water.

Looking to build up your tornado preparedness stockpile?

You'll want some long-lasting canned food.


Check out our Hurricane Survival Tips here.

Flood Preparedness

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When it comes to flood survival, it is important to know as much as you can about this natural disaster. There is no need to be reminded of the devastation caused by floods, since they happen every year in our country. Properties are destroyed, lives are lost, and recovery is painful and difficult.

Flood preparation can be tricky since it happens so quickly, but there are always a few basic survival steps to follow. For example, you should always build an emergency kit, have a family communications plan, and waterproof your home.

Being caught in a sinking vehicle can be a terrifying feeling. Prepare yourself with this awesome little tool:


Click here for our Flood Survival Tips.

Wildfire Preparedness

Wildfire Preparedness

Every year, more than a million acres of woodland are burned. A wildfire can be started by cigarettes, matches, sparks from a train’s exhaust, or campfires. The sad thing is that 90% of the time, wildfires are caused by humans, intentional or not.

Wildfire survival is a shared responsibility. Nobody wants to be caught in the middle of a large fire, let alone deal with the damage after. Like we always say, preparedness is the key.

Did you know that many wildfires are started by campfires getting out of control? Play it safe with this ultra efficient rocket stove from Biolite that is not only safer than a campfire, but ALSO powers your small electronics: 


Click here for our wildfire survival tips, and for even more tips…

Drought Preparedness

Drought Preparedness

Sometimes we ignore the fact that droughts can increase the possibility of other natural disasters such as landslides, flash floods and even wildfires. Drought is basically water shortage caused by dry spells, but what is more interesting is it can happen anywhere in the country.

When water's short, you may need to get it from uncommon sources. This filter will help you purify water so it's safe to drink:


When you think about it, the best solution relies on planning, preparation, and preservation. Water is essential in our daily lives as well as our survival. It is best to avoid the incidence of drought by conserving this renewable yet limited resource.

Click here for our drought survival tips.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on September 11, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.


4 Responses to :
September is National Preparedness Month!

  1. Get Prepared says:

    Another resource to check out, particularly if you have a well or have friends and family with wells, is the Emergency Well Tube. This is a tool that allows water to be drawn from a well without electricity.

  2. Anonymous says:

    How does a person obtain a well tube?

  3. PJ Pires says:

    USA is a great and crazy country. OMG!

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