Close Out Sale for Red Cross Items!

Due to the Oregon Trail Chapter online store transitioning from the Oregon Red Cross website to the National online store, there are a few items that were developed locally that […]

Prepare-aphernalia: The Survival Shotgun

We often discuss the importance of having an easy to grab emergency kit prepared for the necessities of surviving without help for a few days. Earthquakes and Tsunamis have been […]

Foodie Survival Kit

We often remind people to pack foods they like in their emergency kits. Why? When you’re in the midst of upheaval, you don’t need to be trying to choke down […]

Just Three Days

Talk about knowing how to survive when disaster strikes! You’ve heard about the 33 miners who survived inside a collapsed Chilean mine for 17 days, right? What a story of […]

Prepare-aphernalia: Made In Oregon Multi-Tool

One of my favorite items of prepare-aphernalia is the multi-tool. It’s small, entirely functional and the perfect addition to a disaster kit. Heck, it’s even one of The 10 Essentials! […]

Safe(ty) Travels

When I went to Mexico, I brought along books, a swimsuit, some sunscreen, flip flops…and aspirin. Note that aspirin alone doesn’t make a first aid kit, but I was traveling […]

Sheldon is prepared. Are you?

On last night’s episode of The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) shows off his emergency supplies kit to a guest who will staying with him for a few days. […]

Together We Prepare Lents

Several years back the Red Cross decided to expand our reach in the realm of neighborhood disasters. Instead of only responding to disasters we would implement a program to help […]

The Perfect Housewarming Gift…

With the new homebuyer tax credit, there will surely be lots of people buying houses in the next couple of months. And what better housewarming gift than a disaster kit? […]