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The Lost Ways

by gold stone (2019-05-30)

Sometimes there are some The Lost Ways Review stored hazardous materials or chemicals. Such materials must be stored in some sturdy place. It is advisable to store all hazardous products in their proper containers, and keep them in cabinets attached to the walls with a secured and powerful latch.Always remember to keep fire extinguishers. They are a necessity in tall buildings; however, placing them in homes can also be beneficial in times of need. A fire erupted as results of an earthquake can further intensify the damage. Keeping a fire extinguisher can help you minimize the damage.You can consider all the possible losses, but securing your life is the primary objective in case of an earthquake. Unfortunately, people are not ready for any such disasters which result in heavy losses to life and property. Surely with these tips, you will be able to reduce the damages from this natural calamity and taking the necessary precautions is the key to life."The time has come to get our houses in order.... There is a portent of stormy weather ahead to which we had better give heed" (President Gordon B. Hinckley "To the Boys and to the Men," Ensign, Nov. 1998, 53). Tragedy can strike at any time. We need to be ready, church leaders have counseled members for decades to be prepared in case of an emergency. With that counsel LDS members have been instructed to have a 72 hour kit in case of an emergency. Usually this involves food and supplies for 72 hours that one can survive on packed into a bucket, backpack, waterproof bag, or some other kind of container. However one thing that is typically missing is often times the most important resource in an emergency: water. Sure there may be a bottle of water, but under normal circumstances a human must consume at least a half a gallon of water a day to survive. That would add about 12 pounds to your lightweight 72 hour kit. There are a few items that are fairly inexpensive that can be added to a 72 hour kit that could help provide water for the whole family.The first and what I think is the best item is a backpacking water filter. This is such a innovative device, basically it is a pump with a filter that you can pump drinkable water out of any non-chemically polluted water source. That means rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, rain puddles, etc would be fair game to drinking. As long as there is water near by your family will not die of dehydration. Some of these contraptions can pump over 300 gallons of water with have having to change filters. That is enough water for a family of 4 for six months. That is about 1 ton of water for a piece of equipment that weights less than one pound. You can pick one up at most camping stores for about $40.