emergency

Stress-Test Your Budget With A 'Financial Fire Drill'

What would you do if you lost your job? Do you have savings or an emergency fund ready? If you’ve already established a plan for what to do if the worst happens, try stress-testing that plan with a financial fire drill: go a single month without touching your primary income.


How Big Is Your Emergency Fund?

The topic of emergency funds seems to be harmless enough. But there’s actually quite a bit of debate over them. Experts don’t always agree on how big an emergency fund should be, or even where that money should be parked. We want to know what your emergency fund looks like.


What Emergency Services Workers Can Teach Businesses About Collaboration

Emergency services workers are used to organising team communication and making rapid decisions. What lessons can they teach other businesses as we all struggle to get people to learn how to run a group video conferencing session effectively?


More Numbers You Should Add To Your Emergency Contacts Group

By now you hopefully have at least one contact in your phone’s address book labelled as ICE (in case of emergency). In addition to this person, you might want to create an ICE group for quick access to all sorts of support you might need.


Know How To Protect Your Pets When Disaster Strikes

Does your bushfire or flood plan include how you’ll deal with your pets? US agency FEMA has a detailed guide on taking care of your pets during a disaster.


The Best Productivity Tricks You Can Learn From Firefighters

Firefighters are always a just call away, ready to tackle potentially dangerous situations. But while their job probably carries significant stress and responsibility, their methods and tricks can still apply to your job and everyday life.


This 1950s Video Guide Teaches You To Live Off The Land If You Have To

With luck, you’ll never find yourself alone, far from civilisation, faced with the task of ensuring your own survival. If you do, this 1950s training video from the US Navy has some valuable tips and tricks to help you find safe food and water, build shelter, and take care of yourself.


30 Essential Things You Should Keep In Your Car

Some of us keep absolutely nothing in our car boots, while others have enough packed to live in their cars for weeks. Somewhere in between is this list of 30 things we think every car owner should always have on hand.


Scan And Save Images Of Your Passport And Prescriptions When Travelling

Before you pack your bags for that late winter getaway, take a moment to scan and archive your important documents, like your primary passport pages and the labels for any of your prescriptions. Making sure they’re available even if your bags are lost or stolen will make it easier to get help if you need it.


Create Multiple ICE Contacts For Different Possible Emergencies

When preparing for emergencies, sorting important information by situation can save precious time. Reddit user Amesly suggests creating special contacts like “Car Accident” with all the information you’ll need for that situation.