Wildfires are typically associated with the summer months but in truth, they can occur anywhere and anytime. Whereas typical causes are lightening, droughts and freaks of nature, human carelessness as well as human intent and maliciousness can cause a wildfire as well.
In todays blast from the near past, I share an article I wrote a while back with suggestions for preparing your home and your family for a wildfire. While this information may not seem relevant to you now, the suggestions for prepping your home well in advance of any threat are timeless. When a wildfire is headed your way, it will be too late to take these preventative measures and when that happens, evacuation may be your only option.
THE FINAL WORD
From time to time I feature bonus articles that are buried in the Backdoor Survival archives. I hope you enjoy this one.
For additional tips on making your home fire safe, consider downloading a free homeowner’s checklist: How to Make Your Home Fire Safe.
Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!
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Kershaw OSO Sweet Knife: You can’t beat a Kershaw knife for quality at a reasonable price point. Typically under $23, this knife will become your favorite for every day carry. And that includes the ladies, too.
Coleman Rugged Battery Powered Lantern: This sturdy Coleman has a runtime of up to 28 hours on the low setting and 18 hours on the high setting but does require D cell batteries. Personally, I have both a battery operated and propane lantern. Of course by now you know that I like redundancy with my preps.
Dorcy LED Wireless Motion Sensor Flood Lite: Don’t let the $20 price lead you to think this wireless flood light is wimpy. I have two of these and feel that these lights are worth double the price. Using D-cell batteries, the Dorcy floodlight will light up a dark room or a dark stairway in an instant. I can not recommend these enough.
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