Here are some thoughts on making an emergency water supply for your home.
If there has been a hurricane, earthquake or other natural disaster, you may have to turn off your home's gas, water or other utilities yourself. Here is how to do it.
This article breaks down the process of getting drinking water from a fire hydrant in an emergency situation and explains why you should only do so in an emergency.
Do you need to replace an exterior handrail and are suffering from sticker shock? The prices of low-quality metal railings is outrageous. Save a mint by building and installing your own galvanized steel handrail. This guide will show you how.
The Atlantic hurricane season will be here before you know it, and now is the time to prepare for a hurricane. Getting a head start on hurricane preparedness can help you avoid last-minute expenses and unnecessary stress should a storm head your way.
Resourcefulness, creativity, hands-on skills, knowledge, self-sufficiency and sustainability are but a few of the things preppers can learn from watching the BBC series "Wartime Farm."
If you live in Florida or Texas—or any other state that has experienced the wrath of a hurricane—you know the importance of hurricane preparedness.
It's important to plan ahead for the first rains. This article shared tips for preparing your property and garden for rainfall after a drought.
Food is not the most essential item in survival, emergency, or disaster preparedness kits. Learn which essentials you'll need to survive without power or transportation.
Here are a few resources people returning to hurricane- or flood-ravaged homes should have.
Winter storms can bring heavy winds and feet of snow. Are you prepared to go days without power in the freezing cold?
What are the most important foods that should be in your emergency food supply? Having adequate supplies in your long-term food storage is essential.
A GFCI or RCD is a safety device designed to shut off power in the event of an electrical "leak." These devices can save your life and should be fitted to all extension leads.
Two of the most dangerous health hazards found in our homes are black mold and carbon monoxide. Learn the signs and symptoms of exposure and what you can do to protect your family.
The rash of current wild fires (particularly wildfire in Arizona and Colorado) should spur one to think of ways to keep the home safe. Whatever you can do to protect your home is worth doing now.
Working at a height can be hazardous. This guide provides some tips on how to stay safe while working up a ladder, how to erect it, and safety tips for working on roofs.
Think you're prepared for an emergency? I thought I was when our power went out for nine days, but I was wrong. Here are the life-saving tips I learned.
A snowy winter may bring power outages. Having a few simple supplies at home can keep you comfortable even if the electricity is off for a few days.
Sandbags are one of the best ways to protect a house against low-level floodwaters. Here's a guide on where to source them or make your own.
Learn the best and safest way to get rid of dangerous glass garbage. How to get rid of smashed glass safely. How do you deal with broken crockery? Can you put broken glass in the recycling bin?