Ontario prepper businesses see Trump bump

It's not quite this bad, but some are stocking up on supplies for the Trump era.Some disaster supply stores are reporting a spike in orders of survivalist gear, especially from the U.S.

There may be a silver lining to that mushroom cloud of anxiety over Donald Trump.

Business is booming for some local retailers who specialize in survivalist, or so-called “prepper,” supplies.

Robert Studer, who runs the Oshawa-based online store Survival Central, estimates there’s been a 25 per cent increase in orders for items like generators and bulk freeze- dried food since November. Continue reading

Preparing a Winter Emergency Kit For Your Car

Winter DrivingWith the change in temperature the last few days, made me realize winter isn’t far off , so I thought it would be prudent and timely to share with you a quick post on preparing an emergency kit for your car.

In the age of good highways, sophisticated cars, and ever-present cell phones, we worry less than ever about the hazards of winter driving. We shouldn’t be so flippant about the risks of winter travel. Continue reading

FEMA Seeks Applicants for Youth Preparedness Council

FEMA Youth CouncilFrom: FEMA.gov

Release date:
January 26, 2016
Release Number:
HQ-16-007

Washington – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking applicants for its Youth Preparedness Council. FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council was formed in 2012 to bring together leaders from across the country who are interested and engaged in advocating youth preparedness. Council members are selected based on their dedication to public service, their efforts in making a difference in their communities, and their potential to expand their impact as national advocates for youth preparedness. Continue reading