Entries by Tim Pengelly

Weathering the Winter Storm

Preparation is never an all-or-nothing proposition. Even if you didn’t have time to put together a complete Ready kit before the snow and ice set in, you can still make some last-minute preparations and take safety precautions for what lies ahead.

The Pilgrims’ Preparedness

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday with a rich tradition in America that dates back to some of our earliest founders. Many of the things we take for granted today, from fresh food to warm homes, were ongoing challenges for the Pilgrims. Situations we experience only during emergencies were faced by the Pilgrims every day, and […]

November is National Family Caregivers Month: Is Your Loved One Ready for Emergencies?

Each year, more Americans are caring for a loved one with a chronic condition or disability.  There are as many as 90 million family caregivers in the U.S. today. While administering daily care is extremely important, caregivers must also take steps to help those they care for be prepared for unexpected emergencies. We recently sat […]

How to Be Prepared for Vacation

It’s the middle of summer, and prime time for vacation season. Unfortunately, it’s also peak season for some natural disasters, such as tornadoes, hurricanes and extreme heat. If you are about to hit the beach condo or make a cross-country RV trip, here are a few steps to take to stay prepared on the go: […]