7 Essential Items you should have in your Emergency Survival Kit

InfoGraph1By: Mina Arano of More Prepared

Emergencies come undeclared. No, you don’t have to panic. Just ensure you are prepared to face them by keeping your emergency survival kit with the following 7 essentials in it.

  1. Food- Food, an essential component of your kit, should be carried in adequate quantities. Add a 3-day supply of non-perishable food to your kit. Keep a check on expiration of packaged foods. Freeze dried food, bars and specially formulated foods have significantly high shelf life, ranging from 5 to 25 years, so it is a good idea to carry these as well. Don’t forget your toddler, add formula and baby food to meet up the requirements. Add pet food, if you have one.
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Another Nuclear Reactor in Japan Leaking Radioactive Water

Map of JapanFrom: Fire Earth

Takahama nuclear power plant west of Tokyo leaks radioactive water

A pressurized water reactor (PWR) at Japan’s Takahama nuclear power plant, located in Fukui Prefecture, about 120km northwest of Osaka metropolitan area (pop: ~ 19 million) and 380km west of Tokyo, is leaking radioactive water.

The reactor would have been the fourth resume operation after the the nationwide shutdown of nuclear power stations that followed the triple  meltdown at Fukushima in March 2011.

At least 34 liters of radioactive water (about 64,000 becquerels of radioactivity) have escaped Takahama’s reactor No. 4, said the plant operator, Kansai Electric Power. Continue reading