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There is a lot of Learning Material that can be quite useful in learning more about preparing for emergencies.

To see some suggested Learning Material, click this link.

In addition to these, there are several types of Learning Material that you may want to consider as you Prepare For Later.

Articles - Below are some article topics that you might start collecting to help you better prepare your family. These may be in the form of handouts or newspaper articles. Just get a folder or a book and insert them as you collect them.

  • Food Storage Tips
  • Gardening Tips
  • Water Storage Tips

Books - Below are some books to consider reading and or obtaining to help better prepare your family.

  • Canning & Bottling Books
  • Cooking & Recipe Books
  • Entertainment Books - Put in your 72 Hour Emergency Kit
  • Family History Books - Safeguard these
  • Farmer’s Almanacs
  • First Aid Books - Put in your First Aid Kit
  • Food Storage Books
  • Gardening Books
  • Joke Books - Put in your 72 Hour Emergency Kit
  • Planting Books
  • Pruning Books
  • Religious Books - Put in your 72 Hour Emergency Kit
  • Repair Books (e.g. Auto) - Keep basic auto repair books in your Auto Emergency Kit

High Tech How To Info - There may be a need to know something about high tech usage during an emergency. This kind of information would include the following:

  • How to use a digital camera
  • How to use an audio recorder to record a message
  • How to use a movie camera
  • How to use email
  • How to use the Internet
  • How to start a computer
  • How to grab the important parts of a computer if evacuation is necessary. 

Instructions - There may be some value in collecting information that could instruct the reader on how to perform certain functions during an emergency. Below are some of the things that fall into this category:

  • How to Signal SOS
  • How to turn off gas valve into house
  • How to turn off water valve into house
  • How to turn off electricity
  • How to jump start a car
  • How to change a tire
  • How to install tire chains
  • How to use a GPS device 

Maps - There may be several types of maps that you may want access to in case of an emergency as follows:

  • Highway Maps
  • Topographical Maps
  • Evacuation Routes
  • Hazard Maps
  • Neighborhood Maps - Use these to mark the safe houses of neighbors that your kids can call upon for help, if needed. Point out safe houses to your kids as you drive by. 

Web Sites - Below are some web sites that may help you better prepare your family.


The following link was made known to us by an alert student named Natalie. It has tons of good ideas. Click this link, then click on the Emergency Preparedness tab:




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