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Welcome to The Disaster Diaries of Rhyane Jane, a serial fiction podcast about disaster preparedness and survival! We hope you enjoy Season 1 of the show. Season 2 is currently in development, and let's just say that it's even bigger and better than the first season. Stay tuned...September 2024. 🌊

Item of the Week: ID & Important Documents

Sep 12, 2022

Why do you need identification and other documents in your emergency kit?

Well, it’s not to fuel a makeshift fire (that’s what waterproof matches are for). It’s to be able to rebuild your life after a disaster or emergency. 

Think about it. If your house is destroyed in a hurricane, for example, do you have a...

Item of the Week: Medical Kit

Dec 6, 2019

DDRJ Item of the Week - Medical Kit

What kind of medical supplies do you need in your emergency kit to...?

  • Protect from bodily fluids
    • Latex or other sterile gloves
    • Breathing barriers
  • Protect or prevent wounds
    • Sterile dressings
    • Fabric adhesive or liquid bandages
    • Soft-wrap elastic (ace) bandages
    • Micropore paper tape
    • Fabric adhesive dressing

Item of the Week: Maps

Aug 21, 2019

Why do you need maps in your emergency kit?

Well, you may not always have access to GPS. If you can’t access your smartphone or if you can’t access the cellular network, you may need a map to find your way to an emergency shelter and or an evacuation camp.

So, what kinds of maps do you need in your emergency kit?

Item of the Week: Water

Jun 5, 2019

How do you create and store an emergency water supply?

1. Calculate the amount of water you need. You’ll want at least 1 gallon per day per person or pet for at least 3 days. This water will be for both drinking and hygiene.

  • 1 person = 1 gallon X 1 (person) X 3 (days) = 3 gallons total
  • 4 people = 1 gallon X...

Item of the Week: Food

Apr 16, 2019

What food should you keep in your emergency kit? And how much?

For each person, you’ll want to have at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food items. Ideally, you should have foods that don’t make people thirsty (i.e., low sodium foods) and foods that are specific to individual dietary restrictions (i.e.,...