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Emergency Preparedness pt.3 - Friday, September 30, 2011

September is National Emergency Preparedness month in the United States. This is the perfect opportunity to take three major steps in getting you and your family ready for any natural disasters: research, make a kit and make a plan. This entry will discuss the last of these steps, making a plan.

Establishing a plan of action for you and your family can be key, especially if you aren’t all together when an emergency situation happens. You should establish a plan to meet up if you are evacuating your home. You also need to check with your business and child’s school or daycare and be aware of their emergency plans as well. Having practice runs of what you plan to do in emergency situations can also be a good idea to make sure you have everything worked out.

Once you have collected all the information you need, you can sit down with your family/friends and share what you know. Encourage them to ask questions and make sure everything is clear to everyone. Consider putting an outline of your plan and/or maps of your local area where they can go to look if they have questions. This is also a good time to address any special needs you or your family may have and make sure everyone knows how to deal with them.

Following these steps can make all the difference in the world when disaster strikes. Being prepared can lessen the fear and panic that often occurs in an emergency and that will help keep your family safe.

Emergency Preparedness pt. 2 - Friday, September 23, 2011
September is National Emergency Preparedness month in the United States. This is the perfect opportunity to take three major steps in getting you and your family ready for any natural disasters: research, make a kit and make a plan. This entry will discuss the second of these steps, making an emergency kit.

Assembling a stockpile of emergency supplies is a key component to emergency preparedness. It is recommended that you store enough food and water to last you and your family for at least 3 days. The recommended amount of water is one gallon per person per day, and that is for drinking and cleaning purposes. It is very important to keep track of the expiration dates for the food and any bottled water you stock. To avoid any illness that could be contacted from eating expired food be sure and dispose of any food that is too old.

Depending on the type of food you decide to stock, you will need something to cook with. This can often lead to another danger if people aren’t very careful about what they use and where they use it to cook your food. Using gases to cook, such as propane or kerosene must be done outside in a well-ventilated area to avoid carbon dioxide poisoning. If it is unlikely you will be able to cook out doors you should consider meals that don’t require heat or an alternative fuel source. Jelled ethanol products; such as BLAZE can be a great alternative to cooking simple meals in emergency situations as they can be used safely indoors.

In addition to your food and water storage it is also important to have a flashlight and battery powered radio, in case of a power loss. You will also need to double-check the battery size that all your equipment takes and be sure and stock up on those as well. Candles and matches are also good things to have on hand as a back up. A tool kit is also important to have in you supply to open things or turn off utilities if need be. Stock some baby wipes/moist towelettes to help keep clean.

Customizing your kit specifically to your family is very important. Make sure you always have enough of the medications you and your family need to take in case of a disaster that will shut down your pharmacy. If you have young children be sure and have food that they will be able to eat. 

Emergency Preparedness pt.1 - Thursday, September 15, 2011

September is National Emergency Preparedness month in the United States. This is the perfect opportunity to take three major steps in getting you and your family ready for any natural disasters: research, make a kit and make a plan. This entry will discuss the first of these steps, research.

The most important first step in preparing for emergencies is to research the weather potentials for your area. As we have seen natural disasters are not always limited to traditional areas but it is very important to be most prepared for those threats that are most likely to occur to you. Many of the things you need to prepare for natural disasters will also work for man-made occurrences as well. Having a basic understanding of what you need to survive can help tremendously.

Your local branch of the American Red Cross and FEMA are a great source of information about potential dangers in your area. Figuring out what your community’s disaster plan can help you plan your personal plan accordingly. Once you have a basic understanding of the situations that could happen around you, then you are ready to move onto the next step!

New Look for Blaze Products! - Monday, August 22, 2011

We are so excited to announce the re-launch of our Food Service portion of our website! Now we can better provide information on all of our canned fuel products for Food Service professionals. Click over to the Food Service tab and take a look at our layout.

4th of July Party Ideas! - Tuesday, June 28, 2011

All over the country people celebrate the 4th of July with cookouts and picnics filled with family and friends. A successful party doesn’t have to be overly complicated. Simple red white and blue decorations and a basic menu leave you more time to enjoy your party.

The best part of any celebration, besides the company, is the food! Try this fun, festive and delicious dessert!

Red Velvet Cake

1 ½ cups sugar 1 ounce water

½ cup shortening 1 ounce red food coloring

2 cups flour 1 cup buttermilk

2 tablespoons cocoa 2 whole eggs

1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon vinegar 1teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 350.

Premix water, food coloring and buttermilk. Set aside. Combine sugar, shortening, flour, cocoa and salt. Add milk mixture. Beat until well blended. Add eggs one at a time, beating mixture in between. Add vanilla. Beat for 1 minute.

Mix vinegar and baking soda together. Add to the batter and mix by hand.

Bake in two, greased, 9 in. pans for 30 minutes.

Frost with you favorite frosting and try some different red, white and blue piping!

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You can also get creative with your decorations. Create your own unique decorations and encourage your guests to do the same! Either have your guest bring in their own creations or have a fun station where they can create their own decorations. This will give your party a unique look and give your guests something fun to do!

Have some more ideas? Please share them below!

We hope you have an amazing holiday weekend! Remember, keep your food at a safe temperature to keep your guests happy and healthy!

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