Eco-Friendly Floating Home

Here is another idea for your OFF Grid Homestead a floating home. When you see the pictures and watch the video you will see what I thin is a lot of wasted space. Having said that it would be very easy with all that space to make it more usable. You just have to put your mind to it.

Italian architect Giancarlo Zema has designed a new eco-friendly floating home. The WaterNest 100 is a circular pod-like structure that provides 100 sq m (1,076 sq ft) of living space. Up to 98 percent of the structure is made of recycled materials and it is powered by a roof-top solar array.

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Zema is no stranger to designing innovative aquatic residences. His previous concepts have included the Trilobis 65 yacht-cum-home, a semi-submerged cliff-side dwelling and a five-level floating apartment block. Unlike these designs, however, the WaterNest 100 feels practical and like something you might actually live in one day.

A Floating Home Bedroom

A Floating Home Bedroom

“The inspiration came from observing the aquatic nests of water birds all over the world where they can live and growing their babies in total harmony with nature,” explains Zema to Gizmag. “So I thought of designing something similar that can help us to embrace life and allow us to live a floating experience in a natural and energy saving habitat.”

The WaterNest 100 has a 60 sq m (646 sq ft) solar array integrated into its roof (Image: G…
It’s designed for being moored on rivers, lakes, bays, atolls and calm seas. The gorgeous curved structure is 12 m (39 ft) in diameter and 4 m (13 ft) high. It has a recycled aluminum hull, a laminated wooden supporting frame, and curved wooden cladding and partition walls that are treated to be weather-resistant.

Electricity is generated via a 60 sq m (646 sq ft) solar array that is integrated into the roof of the structure. Amorphous solar panels are used, which are shaped to match the curve of the building’s roof. EcoFloLife, which has developed the WaterNest 100 based on Zema’s design, says the array has a peak output of 4 kWp, but that the WaterNest 100 can operate on around 1 kWp.

In addition, a micro-ventilation system is employed, with ceiling and floor air grilles allowing for the introduction of fresh air to the interior. EcoFloLife says an automated temperature control system ensures very low energy consumption and minimal maintenance.

floating home dinning room

A Floating Home Dinning Room

The WaterNest 100 uses a micro-ventilation system with ceiling and floor air grilles (Imag…
The interior of the WaterNest 100 can be configured in a variety of different ways, each generally incorporating a central square space and accommodating up to a family of four with two bedrooms. As well as being used as a residential unit, it’s possible to set up as an office, lounge bar, restaurant, shop or exhibition space.

A home automation system allows users to control lighting, draw curtains and blinds, and control the sound system. Preset lighting, air conditioning and sound profiles can be triggered, and users can monitor energy consumption and temperature. EcoFloLife also suggests a variety of different eco-friendly furniture options.

Zema says that the WaterNest 100 will be realized very soon. We’re waiting to hear back on more detail of when that might be, if any prototypes have already been produced and how much a WaterNest 100 might set you back.

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What to do to Defend Yourself and Homestead

When a Disaster situation happens, it’s highly likely that at some point, you’re going to have to know what to do to protect yourself and those you care about. Whenever there’s chaos in an area, those who intent on doing harm to others will look to find someone to target. They will want to steal your possessions from you, take your money – and in some cases, cause you and or your family physical harm. For the sake of yourself and those you care about, you need to defiantly be prepared.

One way that you can be prepared is by having the right weapons to defend yourself, your family, and home. Remember that the closer someone is near to you and able to grab you or a family member the higher the stakes become. A person intent on causing bodily harm will not care what he (or she) has to do to defeat you or get you out of their way, so you will want to defuse the situation as soon as possible, which means before it may happen.

This is why sometimes you will need to have guns in the home. Hopefully most times you will not even have to use them in order to scare people off who intend to rob you or harm you. In many cases, all it takes is for that person to see that you have a gun and particularly the self-confidence and they will chose a different path and run off.

You will need a gun that’s capable of long range shooting, such as a rifle, and for short range a shot gun, or a pistol. When there’s a disaster situation going on in your area, you should keep your gun on you at all times. More important keep your wits about you. Use you first weapon of choice your brain.

Besides a gun, you could also benefit from having a knife as a weapon. You can keep these on you for hand to hand combat, and a knife can quickly convince your opponent to leave you alone. Keep in mind though that you need to train with it, statistics have shown that people that do not know how to defend themselves properly especially with a weapon will have that weapon taken off them and used against them. When using a weapon most people rely on that weapon, you still have your brain, your other hand, knees, elbows, feet, etc. to defend yourself use them all, do not just depend on that knife or baseball bat. I personally prefer just my hands (mostly using my brain) to defend myself.

Sometimes, though, the best course of action is to run or hide if you are facing too many opponents. Two to one or three to one are terrible odds and you could get seriously injured or even killed. So if you do not feel that your chances of surviving a disaster situation is in your favor, then hide and remain hidden until the threat has passed. Teach all your family members to do the same. There is definitely no shame from hiding from a fight that will not come out in your favor.

You will want to know how to defend yourself physically if you do not have access to a weapon. Plus, sometimes, having self-defense skills may be the only weapon that you will need. Like I have said the main skill you have is the use of your brain, use it to its potential.

When you have the right knowledge and strength, you can use that to your advantage in a survival situation. The reason to have the knowledge of martial arts is so that you will have the skills and knowledge to give you the edge in the event that you can’t get to your weapon or that you are outnumbered.

Martial arts can even the playing field when you are up against more than one opponent and getting a weapon or hiding is not an option. You can learn the skills of martial arts by taking classes that teach karate, kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu, Tae kwon do and more, really take the time to educate yourself on the martial arts, there are clubs that only train in the traditional aspects, (nothing wrong with this there are amazing martial artists that can comes out of this) but you will need a club that has everything from distance fighting such as kicking distance, to closer such as boxing, to infighting, then ground fighting. You will want to be all rounded. Again your best defense and offence is to utilize your brain.

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Attack Proof Your Home

Attack proof your home, the average home isn’t anywhere near as attack proof, protected and secure as we would like to think. Even worse than that, the conventional wisdom that is passed off as “house security recommendations and advice” is practically useless. All it really does is to help keep the honest people honest; it does not keep those bad people out. Why, do you know it is fairly easy to kick the average front door locked with a deadbolt wide open!
The issue is that a lot of house security procedures do not take into consideration an attack by armed enemies. All the security measures only help to keep out individuals who wish to quietly sneak into your home then sneak back out. If someone who really does not care about the noise these measures will not keep them out. After all, a locked window isn’t much of a deterrent to the attacker if they have a rock, tool, or baseball bat in hand.
The most typical and the easiest entry points for those robbers, aggressors, and criminals are the first floor windows and doors. To attack proof your home and make it more secure against these intruders start with these areas and make them stronger.

The Details

• Replace Hinge Screws. The screws holding your front door hinges are only around 3/4 inch long and will just go into the door frame. That is not very much security to relay on. Replacing these screws with 3-inch case-hardened screws, that are long enough the screws will go into the stud behind the frame. If you have hinges on the outside make sure you have NRP hinges. (None Removable Pins).
• Security Door Strikers. Deadbolt’s are great but only if they are installed into something strong enough to hold them. The typical door frame is wood, not metal. If it was metal, it would be real hard to kick it open. The metal striker plate is small and only mounted into the door frame. When kicked, the deadbolt will break the doorframe itself, which is the weakest part of the system (of course). By replacing the normal striker plate with a security striker plate, these can be 12 inches to 60 inches long, the force of the kick is spread over a larger area, making it a lot harder to break through the door open. Be sure to put the security striker in with 3-inch case hardened screws.
• Door Clubs. These devices connect the door knob side of the door to the floor. The drawbacks to this system are that it has to be manually locked after closing the door and cannot be opened from the outside. However, once in place, the door club makes it almost impossible to kick the door open. Any intruder would have to break the door down in order to get in, probably hurting themselves in the process.
• Replace Sliding Glass Doors. Sliding patio glass doors are the least secure area of any home. They are typically hidden at the back of the house, where neighbors can’t see what an intruder might be doing. The door might be difficult to pop off its track, but all it takes is a rock or hammer to turn that door into a pile of broken glass. Your best option is to install a regular entry door and apply the security measures mentioned above. Window Security Bars. Like the sliding glass door, windows are easy to break through if the intruder doesn’t care about broken glass. The best solution for this is to install security bars. The bars attach to the brick or siding of the home. While it would be possible to get them off by hooking a chain to a truck, they make it impossible to easily break in through a window.
• Window Security Film. If you don’t like the idea of putting burglar bars over your windows, cover the inside of them with security film. This usually has to be installed by a professional installer, but since this precaution protects the window from breaking, it’s well worth the effort. An intruder would have to pound on the window with a hammer to get it to break. The film is also great for protection and safety in an earthquake.

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DIY Solar Food Dehydrator

Have you ever thought about building your own Solar Powered Food Dehydrator? If so then this fairly easy step by step tutorial will show you how to build your own homesteading solar food dehydrator which uses the sun’s powerful rays to remove moisture from vegetables, fruits, herbs, and even flowers. These thinly sliced fruits and vegetables that are evenly and generously spaced apart will shrink over a period of hours upon removable from their trays.

Guess what? All the materials you need to build this simple Solar Powered Food Dehydrator do it yourself project can be found at your local home improvement store, and it does not really cost that much.

If you happen to live in an area where the weather conditions are hot, sunny and with low humidity you are in great shape to build your own Solar Powered Food Dehydrator that can collect sufficient solar heat quickly which can quickly reach 120F or even hotter.

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Food Storage Long-Term without Spoilage

For long term storage most of the food that we buy at the supermarket will only last a few months to a year packed. The only exception to this rule are goods that are preserved longer by canning these can last for years, if the seal is not broken. You will want to check the expiration date on the package to see how short or long the life expectancy of that product is. Food manufacturing producers and processors do not concern themselves with the additional costs of packaging for long-term storage due to the fact that most people do not keep food around for a long time. However, this does not apply to survivalists; who like to store and stockpile their food supplies for years.

This will mean that preppers and survivalists will have to repackage the foods and supplies they purchase for long term storage. Properly packaging and storing these foods will preserve them much longer, even up to 20 years. Food storage long-term without spoilage will mean having proper packaging that will help seal out insects, rodents, microorganisms, moisture, and oxygen, keeping the taste of the foods fresh and retaining its nutritional value.

Particulars

  • Gathering Supplies. In addition to your food supplies, you will need to have the right kind of containers and other supplies to store the supplies. This includes:
  • food grade five gallons buckets
  • 6 gallon aluminized Mylar bags
  • Oxygen absorbers

The food grade buckets you can get locally from your local home improvement store, the Mylar bags and oxygen absorbers you may have to purchase online.

  • Collect materials. Items such as a vacuum cleaner with a hose, a hair straighter, or a clothing iron to seal the Mylar bags. You may want to have a rubber mallet to help you close the buckets to ensure a proper seal, although this is not absolutely necessary.
  • Food packaging. You will want to pack as much food in the containers as possible; this will help save some money on storage. Place the Mylar bags into the buckets and fill them with the dry food to about an inch high from the top. Most people will only fill one type of food in each container, but you may want to store foods together that will be prepared together. Using multiple bags in the containers will help you stay organized.
  • Create Seal. For the food to keep fresh for a long time, the container must be completely sealed so that oxygen does not get to it. Mylar bags are excellent for this as you can melt the opening with heat to form an airtight seal. Using an Iron or hair straightener, melt together the top two inches of the bag but leave two inches of a gap unsealed at one side of the top.
  • Remove oxygen. This is the most important step in the process. Put the oxygen absorber into the bag. For flour, sugar, milk powder and other essential baked goods, you will need an oxygen absorber 750 cc per container. For beans, pasta and whole grains, you need a 1000cc oxygen absorber for each container. They work quickly to absorb oxygen, so you will want to quickly move on this. Once the oxygen absorber is put into the container you will want to suck out as much air as possible with the vacuum cleaner hose.
  • Sealing the Bag. With the oxygen removed it is time to close and seal the bag. This is done pretty much the same way that the seal was first started: with a hot clothing iron or hair straightener. Be sure to hold the bag closed while sealing so that more air cannot sneak in. You will want to work quickly so that the oxygen absorber does not get used up with the room air instead of in the container.
  • Secure the Container. The sealed bags keep food fresh, but will not protect it against rodents. Fold the flap down and put it into the bucket, then secure the lid on top. To secure the lid hit the edges all around the top with a rubber mallet or you can use your hands to force the lid down tight.
  • Check the Contents. Ensure to mark the bucket with the contents inside. If you have stored more than one type of food together, set the amount and quantity of each. Do not rely on just your memory as you may forget, especially if the items are stored for several years.

Store Supplies. All the food supplies should be kept in a cool, dry place. While your stores are protected from moisture, you still do not want mold or mildew on the outside of the bucket. Heat can cause the food to lose their nutritional value quickly, so a cool location will help keep it fresh.

Most food supplies stored in this way should stay fresh and usable for 20 years or more. While the Mylar Bags themselves are not able to keep rodents out, the container can. The containers themselves are not airtight, so using the two together will help ensure optimal protection for your food supplies.

The key to this system is to absorb the oxygen and keep it out hence the oxygen absorbers. Not only do they protect the foods against oxidation, but insects cannot survive in your food without oxygen. Also any bacteria cannot survive without oxygen present. In this method, the food will be fresh and usable when you open it, as it was the day you packed it.

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Winter Homestead Survival

If you are located in an area where the climate can get really cold in the winter, you really need to get prepared. This does not mean leave it for when the cold strikes , this means preparing all year round for your winter homestead survival. This means stockpiling fire wood, making sure you solar system is up and working batteries charged, water supplies is in order, food supplies in order, protecting the homestead from the cold by insulating, and making sure all areas of the home are tight, fireplace wood stove are clean and ready, etc. etc.

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It is really nice to have some heavy duty machinery to remove snow on the homestead.

The Best Batteries For Your Off-Grid Energy

The “Achilles heel” of solar, wind, or other power generating devices is the battery bank. These systems can be extremely expensive (and difficult) but is an necessity. The question always comes up “what is the best battery to use for an energy system?” So if you are using batteries to store your Off-Grid energy using solar, wind, water or any other method then you should follow the link and read this really great article on “The 3 Best Batteries For An Off-Grid Energy System“. It even explains how to bring any battery back to life. So if you are interested in restoring a battery checkout this post.. The 3 Best Batteries For An Off-Grid Energy System

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Pemmican The Survival Super Food

Pemmican was invented by the natives of North America, pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers. These people spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time.

Pemmican was light, compact, high in protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and if done properly can last anywhere from a few years (decades) up to a lifetime without refrigeration!

Pemmican consists of lean, dried meat which is crushed to a powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. Back in those days the natives made it with bison, deer, or elk but nowadays it is usually made with beef. Crushed, dried berries can be added as well.

A man could subsist entirely on pemmican, drawing on the fat for energy, the protein for strength and vitamins for health. There are a few cases in history of people living for months only out of pemmican.

Well I have never made Pemmican but it is definitely on my list. Anything that would aide in my survival is high on my list.

Pemmican cooking

Here Is How to Make Pemmican

You’ll need:

  • 4 cups lean meat or a pound (deer, beef, caribou or moose)
  • 3 cups blueberries (or other dried fruits)
  • 2 cups rendered fat (or 1/2 pounds)
  • Optional – about 1 shot of honey (you can add nuts but they will lower the self life)

Get about a pound and a half of lean, grass-fed shoulder roast and let it firm up in the freezer so you can slice it thin.

Add salt and pepper. Set the oven to the lowest possible temperature (around 150 degrees) and put the strips of meat directly onto the rack. Crack the oven door to prevent moisture buildup.

At this point, you can also put a handful of frozen wild blueberries on a small oven pan to dry out with the meat.

Let the meat dry out for about fifteen hours, or until it is crispy. Toss it in the food processor until it becomes a powder. Do the same with the blueberries. In the old days they’d pound it with a rock to turn it into a “powder”.

For the fat portion of pemmican, you can use tallow (rendered beef or mutton fat) or lard (rendered pork fat). Cut up your fat in small pieces and place the fat into the crockpot. Set the crock pot on low heat and remove it only after it becomes completely liquid. Use a strainer to avoid all the crispy bits; you just want the pure, liquid fat.

Mix the meat and berry powder together, then slowly add the hot liquid fat. Pour just enough so that the fat soaks into the powder – slowly.

Let it firm up, then cut it into squares or roll it into a ball.

If done and stored correctly it can last for decades. Wrap these “pemmican balls” in wax paper and store them in a ziplock bag in a cool, dark place.

Back in the 1800, the Metis (one of the recognized Aboriginal peoples in Canada) would go southwest onto the prairie, slaughter buffalo, convert it into pemmican and carry it north to trade at the North West Company posts. For these people on the edge of the prairie the pemmican trade was as important a source of trade goods as was the fur trade for the Indians further north. And this is because for a serious journey, almost all foods would have been too heavy to carry.

If you’ll ever have to bug out – especially without a car – keep this in mind: Pemmican is the most compact, light, natural and nutritious supply of food you can take with you.

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Survival Skills We Need To Know

Our modern society is highly dependent upon we’ll call the “system.” Not only do we rely upon utility services to bring us electricity, water and natural gas, but also on an incredibly complex supply chain which provides us with everything from food to computers. Without that supply chain, most of us wouldn’t know what to do.

This situation is actually becoming worse, rather than better. When I compare my generation (I’m in my 50s) to that of my children, I see some striking differences. In my generation it was normal for a boy to grow up learning how to do a wide variety of trade skills from his father, and seemingly everyone knew how to do basic carpentry and mechanic work. But that’s no longer normal.

If we extrapolate it back, we can see that my father’s generation knew even more – and my grandparent’s generation even more. Those older generations were much more closely tied to the roots of an agricultural society, where people were self-reliant. There are multiple skills they had which modern society no longer considers necessary.

But if we were to have a breakdown in society, those skills which we never bothered to learn would become essential. Those who don’t know these skills would either have to learn or die trying.

Here are 10 skills our grandparents knew that most of us have long forgotten:

1. Gardening for Food

Vegetable Garden

During World War II, there was a campaign for people to plant “Victory Gardens” at their homes. These vegetable gardens were needed to alleviate food shortages, because so much of the nation’s produce was being sent overseas to keep our troops and those of our allies fighting. With fewer men available to work the farms, there was less produce available.

This custom of having a vegetable garden in one’s backyard survived for many years after the war was over, but it gradually died out. Today, when many people think of gardening, they are thinking of a flower garden. While those are nice to look at, they don’t give you much to eat.

2. Animal Husbandry

pig

 

Although the industrial revolution took place more than 100 years ago, many people continued to raise at least a small amount of their own livestock at home. This led to cities enacting ordinances limiting what animals people could keep within city limits.

3. Food Preservation

Food Preservation

It’s rare to find people who preserve their own foods, but in our grandparent’s generation, it was common. Canning food, smoking meats and even making one’s own sausage were all common home tasks, which ensured that people had enough food to get through the winter. Today, it’s rare to find people who know these methods of food preservation, let alone having the equipment needed.

4. Blacksmithing

Blacksmith

Maybe we don’t need blacksmiths today, but if an EMP hit the country and we were without electrical power, the skills of a blacksmith would allow people to have their tools repaired — and new ones fashioned. Since the manufacturing plants presumably would be shut down, that ability would be essential for rebuilding America.

5. Basic Carpentry

Basic Carpentry

Everyone should know how to make basic repairs to their home. Without the ability to repair damage from a natural disaster, it might not be possible to use the home as a survival shelter.

6. Basic Mechanical Repair

Mechanical Repair

Depending upon the type of disaster that hits, the family car may just end up being a large paperweight. But there are many survival scenarios where it would be useful to be able to fix your car, keeping it running for general use. As long as there is gasoline, that car would be useful.

7. Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine

The roots of medicine were herbal medicine. While doctors have existed for millennia, it hasn’t been until recent times that those doctors had such a wide range of pharmaceuticals to work with. Before that, doctors made their own medicines.

8. Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Riding a horse is actually more complicated than the movies make it appear. Breaking a horse is a skill that few know. Likewise, there are few today, outside of the drivers for the Budweiser Clydesdales, who know how to hitch and drive a team of horses. But in America’s past, our ancestors drove teams with as many as 40 horse or mules in them.

9. Hunting

Hunting

Real hunting, at least what they did in the past, involved knowing the animal’s habits and staking out a place where the animals were likely to come. It required patience, understanding of the animals being hunted — and a pretty good shot with the rifle.

10. Butchering an Animal

Butcher

Raising an animal is one thing, butchering it is another. Few hunters even know how to properly butcher an animal, as most take them to a butcher for cutting up and packaging. Yet, an animal which is not properly cleaned and butchered can cause disease. You can also waste a lot of good meat by not doing it correctly.

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What Plans Do You Have In Mind?

Sometimes, the best Emergency Preparedness Plans comes in the form of avoidance. This can be especially true when the emergency happens way out of your expectations and you are not readily equipped with all the necessary survival tools to allow you manage to stay safe and recover from the emergency. Fire is one of the emergencies that you may not have expected to occur at all, but it does happen. It helps if you are able to come up with some early emergency preparedness plans as you’ll never know when an emergency will creep up on you and bite you in the rear. Below are some ideas that you may want to consider when preparing your “Emergency Preparedness Plans”:

1. If you are thinking of purchasing some property to build a home, as your first emergency preparedness attempt you should find out more about the property. What type of land is it situated on is it bedrock base or a sand type base? A lot of areas are not doing these types of studies. Where I live in the Northwest of North America it is a very high seismic zone, so the area I live in the surrounding areas have been tested and are given a rating. Unfortunately for me when I purchased there was no studies done and the piece of property I purchased is on a sand base (My home may just slide away). So take the time to find out if the property or home you are thinking of purchasing is located within an active fault line, a passageway of typhoon or a place where swamp is likely to occur. You should also take the time to check out what type of area you live in now so that you can get prepared. This will give you a better idea of how to go about getting prepared.

2. Once you’ve chosen a property to purchase and you are going to build, work with a contractor who knows about the area and who can build you a safe home for the type of emergency type of disaster you may expect. If you already own your home you should check to see if any studies have been done on the types of emergency disasters you may expect in your area. You should then have your home inspected to check its level of sturdiness and make upgrades as required. Make sure the house is built with various entrance and exits, this is a very good emergency preparedness plan should you need to escape from your home immediately.

3. In your Emergency Preparedness Plans make it clear that everybody in the family should be ready just in case an emergency appears. Let your family know of your emergency preparedness plan so that everyone understands what he or she should do when emergency strikes. You might want to create a spot where everyone is supposed to meet up when an emergency appears. The spot can either be outside or somewhere safe. Everyone should have contact numbers to get in contact with each other. A great idea is to have an out of town contact, this way information can be passed on.

4. Your “Emergency Plan” once completed should always be looked at and revised when necessary. Plus you plan is of no use if you and your family do not take the time to practice. Take the time to practice fire drills, earthquake drills, evacuation plans, etc. with your family members this is vital, you want to ensure that everybody understands his or her role upon the occurrence of fire or any other types of disasters when they hit. You are encouraged to contact the local authorities and emergency preparedness centers as they are ready to lend a helping hand.

5. If you have children does their childcare or school have an emergency plan in place? If they do not it may be up to you and other parents to get involved and start working on one. If they do have a plan you may want to take a look at it and see if it is sufficient, if not you may want to point it out or get involved and make changes. I did just that when my kids started school, they had a plan but it was not much of a plan as I saw it so I got involved. It was hard at the start as the school was in a union and they were saying I was taking someone’s job. They left me alone after a while as I pointed out that maybe their Safety Officer was not doing their job, plus they had no clue. I have not been involved for a few years now but the same plan is still in effect.

6. Do you have family that needs special care such as the elderly, are they in a home? Does that home have an emergency plan? Do you have someone at home with special needs? You will have to plan for them. You will have to take into consideration when the family is separated and what to do in this case.

7. Pets, animals, and livestock will have to be also taking into consideration in your plan. There are many people that have pets and other animals such as horses that are very near and dear to them and that are treated as family members. The list can go on and on, these are just a few items to take into consideration. It is up to you. There is tons of information available; it is a matter of finding out what will pertain to your certain situation. Hopefully if you take the time to look around this site you will find enough information to get a start toward making your Family Emergency Preparedness Plans. 

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