Posts Tagged ‘preparedness’

Be Financially Prepared for Natural Disasters

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

by Catherine Haug, August 2020

Here in NW Montana, we face forest fire risks every summer. We also have risks of earthquakes. For those who live in or near a flood plain, there is risk of flooding, especially in the spring. In the winter, you could be shut-in due to heavy snowstorm or black ice storm.

It makes sense to be prepared!

The following notes are from an article in the Daily Inter Lake, but Jesse Rigler of Edward Jones in Kalispell, MT. Sorry I didn’t write down the date of the article. (more…)

Preparing for disaster, advice for seniors

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

by Catherine Haug, July 8, 2017

A reader sent me a link to an interesting article on a website intending to sell the reader burial insurance. The article is titled “11 Critical Ways Seniors Can Prepare for Disaster,” by John Hawthorne (1).  It does have good advice, but I’m reluctant to make a link to the article because of its advertising intent. So I will paraphrase it in this post, adding my comments or additional information as applicable. You can always google the title and author’s name for the link.

To see all articles concerning preparedness on this site, go to Emergency Preparedness Articles. (more…)

Preparedness: Lighting a Fire

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

By Catherine Haug, Feb 23, 2016

The article below was submitted by Dr. Bruce Nelson, a member of BERT (Bigfork Emergency Response Team), who organized the Bigfork Preparedness Fairs for several years. I have edited his article for formatting.

Not all of us have wood stoves and know how to light a fire with matches and twigs. To avoid finding yourself without these tools when you need them most, what do you do? Dr. Nelson provides excellent suggestions, which I follow with a few suggestions of my own, and a list of related preparedness and survival articles on this site. (more…)