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Urban fire survival

We are going to look at the old saying "Where there's smoke there's fire"

Use your own good judgement with the following and feel free to share this blog.

It's Autumn in Australia and already the news outlets are reporting stories of house fires and smoke smoke inhalation around the country.

Let's face it, smoke alarms do get annoying going off at seemingly nothing sometimes but don't disable them; replace the batteries at least yearly or simply upgrade to a 10 year battery smoke alarm.

Have an extra large fire blanket like the one we sell in our online store and have an ABE fire extinguisher and have them somewhere easy to get to and not buried. Have a good hose fitted to your front and back taps and make sure they are long enough to reach all of your fence lines. If your neighbour has a build up of clutter and aren't proactive it won't hurt to have a good spare hose rolled up with an inline click in connector fitted ready to go.

Extreme weather and unforeseen circumstances sometimes bring bigger problems like using candles in a black out that a pet can knock over. We much prefer garden solar lights and dynamo torches.

Similarly using alternative cooking sources can leak and explode or have victims overcome with carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide alarms can be helpful to monitor levels and gas hose leak detectors are also available. Realistically there is no substitute for adequate ventilation. Alternative cooking sources should not be used for heating, we much prefer going back to basics like old school woollen blankets and jumpers which can often be bought inexpensively from Op shops.

The thing to remember as a prepper is self reliance. We are trying to gain control of what we can when things are going out of control leaving the government and their emergency branches more resources to get things back in order as quickly as possible.

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