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What To Look For When Choosing A Fireproof Document Safe

You never know when disaster will strike, so it’s a good idea to store all of your important documents in a fireproof safe. If you’re looking to buy one for your home or office, here are the features you should keep an eye out for.

Seven Emergency Preparedness Tips You May Not Know

It’s always a good idea to make sure you’re ready for whatever life throws your way. Emergency preparedness isn’t about doomsday prepping, though, it’s about being ready for the realistic events that can disrupt life at any time. Here are some lesser-known things you should do as you establish you and your family’s emergency plan.

Your Fire Extinguisher Needs Quick, Regular Maintenance

If you ever need to use your fire extinguisher, you probably want it to work. The powder in some extinguishers can settle and harden at the bottom, making them unusable. To prevent this, conduct some quick maintenance every six months or so.

Is Your Friend 'Sleep It Off' Drunk Or 'Call 000' Drunk?

The night is no longer young. Your friend, life of the party a few hours ago, is passed out on the couch. But how drunk are they? Do they just need a helping shoulder to stagger off to bed, or is this the level of drunk that warrants a call to the hospital?

Learn Survival Skills From The 340-Page Tokyo Disaster Preparedness Guide

This massive, informative guide on survival basics from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government will teach you how to turn pants into a backpack, how to make an emergency lantern with a plastic bottle, and much more.

This Chart Explains How To Start A Fire In The Rain

Nobody wants to start a fire in the rain, but sometimes you have to. The Art of Manliness put together a visual guide that makes it easy to remember the steps to get a fire going.

Three Simple Ways Eyeglasses Can Help You Survive In The Wilderness

You might think that having to wear glasses is a handicap, but in a survival situation it’s just another tool to work with.

Be Ready For Anything In The Wilderness With This DIY Survival Watch

It’s always good to be prepared when you’re trekking out into the wilderness, but survival gear can take up all of your space that’s better served for tasty things like sandwiches. This custom five-in-one survival watch has you covered.

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.

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