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  • At their core, natural disasters are emotions from the earth, and, similar to human emotions, they can come out of nowhere with little time to prepare or react to them. Over the past century, there have been three disasters that have caused some of the worst damage of our time. Historians and weather experts have long documented earthquakes, but, in

  • From tornados to wildfires, we’re breaking down the four main misconceptions people have when they think of common natural disasters. Tornados | Have you heard you’re supposed to seek shelter in a highway overpass or under a bridge during a tornado? Well, don’t. This is probably one of the worst places to be during a tornado. In reality, seeking shelter under

  • It’s been a busy year for natural disasters. From record breaking hurricanes in the south to devastating wildfires in the west, 2018 has been unpredictable. This year has proven that being prepared is key to survival when disaster strikes near your home. So, what were the worst disasters of 2018 and how do we prepare for 2019? Hurricane Michael landed on

  • By now we know the importance of being prepared for any and all unexpected situations. Perhaps you and your family find yourselves unable to leave your home because of unexpected flooding from a storm, or maybe you’re stranded on the side of the road because of a flat tire or dead car battery. At Sustain, we believe in being prepared for

  • It’s difficult to know when disaster will strike near your home. Though it’s possible to plan for certain disasters like hurricanes, we aren’t always given ample time to find safe ground from tornados, earthquakes, or flash floods. We shouldn’t wait for disasters to strike before we prepare, which is why Sustain wants you and your family to have a collective strategy

  • Whether it’s a hurricane, earthquake, wildfire, tornado, or flood, natural disasters displace thousands of individuals on a yearly basis. The best way you and your family can be prepared for these unexpected events is by creating a plan in advance. Below we’ve included items you may want to consider when creating your disaster checklist and adding your emergency stockpile: Liquids | Remember,

  • Whether it is hiking through Yellowstone, pitching a tent in the Smoky Mountains, or spending a few days along the shore of Lake Superior, everyone should take time now and again to get away from the daily grind and see what Mother Nature has to offer. Summer and fall are great times to hit the trail and Sustain is

  • Steve Greenberg explains the importance of being prepared before a storm hits. Steve goes over the contents included in each of the survival bags, the Comfort2, Comfort4 and Essential2. There is always a risk of losing power during or after a storm and without electricity city water pumps could be offline and you will not have water at your residence,

  • Analysis of Hurricane Harvey, which drowned Houston, confirms predictions that the storms are likely to get bigger, be more intense and last longer. Hurricane Harvey, which inundated the Houston area with up to 60 inches of rain last August, was one of the most outlandish storms ever to hit the U.S. Ironically, it crossed a Gulf of Mexico that had been

  • Buying a kit and stocking up on additional supplies is a great step toward being better prepared. But, having the stuff you might need is only part of the equation. You need to take the time to put together a practical, realistic plan for what to do if a crisis occurs. One reason a plan is important is that in a

  • When deciding what to keep on hand in the food pantry to use during emergencies, many people focus strictly upon shelf-life and calories. While we do need those calories, especially if we are performing more physical work than normal, we cannot overlook the need for proper nutrition. Don't get me wrong. During a simple power outage, there is absolutely

  • Any preparedness plan begins with water. Conventional wisdom dictates the human body can survive up to three days without water. The reality is that dehydration sets in far sooner than three days. Symptoms of mild dehydration include thirst, muscle cramps, and headache. These are things we can sometimes just work through with a little effort, though it isn't a fun time.

  • One of the primary considerations when shopping for emergency gear is budget.  Few of us are independently wealthy and therefore we need to make every dollar count.  One of the best ways to do that is to invest in quality rather than shopping strictly based on price. If you buy something that’s good quality, you’ll have to replace it far less

  • When packing your ‘Bug Out Bag’ you want to include important documents (or copies) just in case you need them after an emergency. For example, lets say that there is a high confidence forecast of a hurricane impact in your area and you have decided to leave. As you are putting ‘stuff’ in your vehicle, you realize that your home

  • The Official 2018 Bug Out Bag Checklist. See our top picks for over 100+ reviewed items! Knives, fire starters, filters, shelters, backpacks, and more… We’ve reviewed thousands of items, threw out all the junk, and kept the best. In this thorough resource you will find the gear you actually need. Having a bug out bag ready to go gives you a significant