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When and if you lose power, we'll give you some tips on staying warm, and keeping your family warm until the power comes back on.

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Need some examples of how to cook when the electricity goes out and you are left with no stove to cook with? We give you examples of how you can cook with or without pots and pans.

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Do you have an old piece of cast iron passed down in your family or use one that needs more than a little cleanup? We will give you some tips and tricks on how to get your old worn-out cast iron usable and functional again.

One of the things that people with cast iron do is not ever use water or soap on them, thus not needing to worry about rust getting to it. You certainly can clean cast iron without using them, and therefore you won’t have to worry about rust either.

If it is too late and you already have rust, take it to a machine shop and have it sandblasted. Once you get it back from them, season it immediately.

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Though you cannot predict when an emergency will happen that will end up with an evacuation of your home, it happens more often than you think. According to a 2017 FEMA report, more than 8 million people were evacuated due to a crisis or emergency. Here are some of the people that were affected by those evacuations:

  • Flooding in February near the Oroville Dam in California caused an evacuation of over 180,000 people.
  • Hurricane Harvey struck Texas in August and resulted in the evacuation of over 780,000 people.
  • Hurricane Irma struck Florida in September and resulted in evacuation orders covering a record 6.8 million residents.
  • Wildfires in California forced the evacuation of over 100,000 residents.

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True survival requires five basic things to be fulfilled: oxygen, water, food, shelter, and self-defense. When you can fulfill these five needs, you have everything you require to survive.

Although there are only five things that are required for you to survive, there are ten steps that need to be taken for you to achieve these five things.

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