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Ice Storms – Storm Preparedness Checklist

  • By Chris Gilmour
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  • April 14, 2018

​How to Prepare for an Ice Storm ​If you would like to skip right to the action list, ​​then scroll down to the ​Winter Storm Preparedness Checklist, below the ​intro. ​Montreal Ice Storm of 1998 & Ice Storm of 2013 ​Do you remember the Montreal Ice Storm of 1998 or...

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Traveling to Tsunami & Earthquake Zones – Part 2

  • By Chris Gilmour
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  • February 24, 2018

​In part one I told a story about a sea kayaking trip in Haida Gawii that taught me "ignorance is NOT bliss."  This experience changed my life and set me up to be a better naturalist, a more aware and educated world traveler, and better prepared for earthquakes, tsunamis and...

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Top Apps To Help You & Your Family Stay Safe & Prepared

  • By Chris Gilmour
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  • October 22, 2017

​SCROLL DOWN to go directly to the list of top emergency preparedness apps or check out the intro video (differnt information than the blog post) or read the whole post to get the most!​Introduction​In today's post, we are going to look at ​my top 10 apps for emergency preparedness. These...

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10 Lessons We Can All Learn From The Recent String of Natural Disasters…

  • By Chris Gilmour
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  • October 13, 2017

​I had the great fortune of conducting an interview with Emily Ruff from the Florida School of Holistic Living and the Herbal Action Network. Emily was in Orlando, Florida during Hurricane Irma. We spoke in the days before the storm and again the week after about her lessons in disaster...

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Getting Started in Personal & Family Disaster Preparedness – Part 1

  • By Chris Gilmour
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  • September 30, 2017

​​ ​Getting Started in ​Personal & Family Disaster Preparedness ​Personal and ​Family Disaster preparedness can be an overwhelming topic. I hope to simplify it and make it actionable for you in the next couple of posts.  ​The other day, someone asked me, “How do you sleep at night when you’re...

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Part 2 – Learning from Hurricane Irma & Harvey – Preparing for Climate Change

  • By Chris Gilmour
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  • September 13, 2017

What can we learn from Natural Disasters such as Hurricane Irma & Harvey to be better prepared for Climate Change? ​Click here if you missed part 1 with Lessons 1 - 3 Lesson #4 - Don’t assume the government and emergency services will be there to help you - In...

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6 Lessons from Hurricane Irma & Harvey in Preparing for Natural Disasters & Climate Change

  • By Chris Gilmour
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  • September 5, 2017

Want the key points? - Scroll to the 6 -  "What We Can Do Now.." Sections  As I write this, my Facebook feed and every major news station is full of stories of all the "extreme" weather events happening simultaneously around the world. Hurricane Irma & Hurricane Harvey have just...

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