Thursday, April 26, 2012

Survival Gear of the Month: The WaterBOB

Like a lot of you, I want to be prepared when an emergency strikes. One of the most important resources that we need to think about is water. You can survive for a month without eating, but just a few days without water. One practical product I found is the waterBOB. When you're not sure if water will be available in the next few days, fill this bad boy up & you'll have an extra hundred gallons of water. A must have in any survival kit.

Here's a description from the makers of waterBOB...
The waterBOB® is a water containment system that holds up to 100 gallons of fresh drinking water in any standard bathtub in the event of an emergency. Constructed of heavy duty food grade plastic, the waterBOB® keeps water fresh and clean for drinking, cooking, washing and flushing. Water stored in an open bathtub, with dirt, soap film and exposure to debris will spoil and become useless.

During a hurricane or tropical storm, water main breaks and storm surges can interrupt or even contaminate your water supply. It is during these conditions the waterBOB® may be used for temporary water storage. Constructed of heavy duty plastic that is FDA compliant for food storage, the waterBOB® keeps water fresh and clean for up to 4 weeks.

The waterBOB® is very easy to use. Simply lay the liner in any standard bathtub, attach the fill sock to the faucet and fill the bladder to capacity, which takes approximately 20 minutes. A siphon pump is included to easily dispense the water into jugs or pitchers. Never wait in line again to buy expensive bottled water! Be prepared with the waterBOB®.
  • A person can live a month without food but only a few days without water.
  • The average person uses over 140 gallons of water each day for drinking, bathing, laundry, dishes and watering lawns.
  • According to FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), in case of an emergency you should store at least one gallon of water per person per day and have at least a three-day supply. However, individual water needs vary per person, depending on age, physical condition, activity and climate. Children, nursing mothers and ill people need more water and very hot temperatures can double the amount of water needed.
  • If you have pets, allow a minimum of gallon per day for each dog or cat.
  • Contaminated water can cause such diseases as dysentery, typhoid and hepatitis.
  • The Center for Disease Control receives over 4,000 cases each year of illness due to drinking contaminated water.
  • If unsure about water, bringing it to a rolling boil for 1 minute will kill most organisms.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Zombie Apocalypse: Know Thy Enemy

"Know thy enemy and know thyself, find naught in fear of 100 battles..." -Sun Tzu, Art of War

Do you, like me, believe that it is a matter of time before zombies take over the world? When the foremost tactician told us about knowing our enemy to win “a hundred of our battles”, I think he wasn’t talking about the undead. But I believe that this adage still applies. We should learn more about these creatures of doom in order to have a better shot at surviving a zombie holocaust.

How do we learn more about the the living dead? Well, watch more movies & TV about them of course! Here is my list of required viewing…

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