1. Determine the location of the frozen pipe. This can be done by touching or by running your hand along accessible water pipes in the home while feeling for extremely cold spots. If a cold portion of pipe is encountered; thaw it gently, preferably using a hair dryer. DO NOT use a propane torch, as… Read More »
It’s important to know how cold weather can affect your heart, especially if you have cardiovascular disease. Many people don’t realize how much they exert themselves when they are not conditioned for it simply by walking through snow. Even those that are accustomed to being outdoors in winter can accidentally suffer hypothermia if certain precautions… Read More »
If you have to travel here are links to the road reports for ND and the surrounding areas North Dakota Minnesota Manitoba South Dakota Survival kit for winter driving: BLANKETS!!! I can’t stress this enough, warmth is so very important!!! You can build a little cooker/heater, just research it on google or your web browser!… Read More »
Carbon Monoxide is an odorless gas that kills. http://www.cdc.gov/co/faqs.htm From Wikipedia information on Carbon Monoxide detectors. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_monoxide_detector I hope the snow doesn’t fly for awhile, but you never know. So be prepared to handle it!
What would you do if an emergency or disaster hits your area? How would you communicate with your spouse, children, or parents and other family members when everyone is scattered at school, work, or out and about doing errands? Having a plan on where to meet, who your emergency contacts are, a way to… Read More »
I have scoured everything I can find in regards to whether it is better to buy combination smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors or, if it is better to have them separate devices. I have not been able to find anything on that exact topic. I did find a lot of information on placement of… Read More »