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Water Outage? Boil-in-Bag Cooking can Help!

Expect water shortage/outage during a disaster You may have experienced water shut-off usually due to pipe maintenances. It is pretty inconvenient but when disasters hit, water supply will most likely be disrupted for days or possibly weeks.  How do you prepare meals in such conditions with limited amount of water?  Benefits of boil-in-bag cooking Easy […]

9 MUST items seniors recommend that you will need during an emergency!

Safetyip would like to feature voices from seniors who had experienced various disasters in Japan, focusing on the useful items that they used during and after an emergency.  Let’s listen to the reasons why those items were useful.  Those advices can help you reviewing your own list when preparing the emergency kit. 1. Medication “Medication […]

What is the BEST life-saving decision?

Is your knowledge up-to-date?    WARNAING!  Overconfidence from your past experiences and knowledge could put you in danger in the event of a disaster.  Continuous effort to update yourself with repeated trainings will increase your chance for survival. Train yourself and expect “unexpected” There are many books and online information available in public but we […]

Earthquakes in Canada

Earthquakes are common in the world   Fact 1: Earthquake can strike anytime and anywhere in the world Seismic Intensity scale (intensity or severity of ground shaking at a given location) may be small or large but earthquakes are NOT an unusual phenomena especially on earthquake belts (plate boundaries) where the most earthquakes occur. Source: […]

10 years since the great east Japan earthquake and tsunami

3.11 : The 10th memorial day At 2:46pm on March 11th 2011, the magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit northeast coast of Japan followed by devastating tsunami. Tsunami reached the highest of 40m height and it had caused tragic damages to Eastern region of Japan.  Over 15,000 death (+ over 3,000 related death) was reported and there are […]

Household emergency kit

Are you prepared for home evacuation? There are times that it would be safer to stay home.  It is recommended to gather supplies for the entire family to live for 3 to 7 days. Check list – basic Non-perishable food: three-day to one-week supply, with a manual can opener Water: 4 litres per person, per […]

What do you need for your grab-and-go bag?

Build a grab-and-go bag for quick evacuation Province of BC recommends to include the following basic items in your grab-and-go bag. Check list Food (ready to eat) and water Small battery-powered or hand-crank radio Battery-powered or hand-crank flashlight Extra batteries Small first-aid kit and personal medications Personal toiletries and items, such as an extra pair […]