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Gift idea #5: So your dad will be ready when the time comes

If you’ve got a dad like Disaster Dude John Saunders, then he will definitely like to receive a disaster preparedness kit. This kit features over 85 essential items that will help support you during the first 72 hours of an emergency. All item...

Gift idea #6: Gifts for the Mad Golfer

While we’re on the topic of survival kits, we also found this survival kit for the Mad Golfer. The Mad Golfer Survival kit contains:  1 Exploding Golf Ball, 1 Jet Streamer Golf Ball, 1 Unputtable Golf Ball, 1 disappearing golf ball, 1 Eject-A-...

Gift Idea #7: Gifts for the adventurer

And for the adventurer dad, why not make him his own Camping Survival Kit? This kit could contain a thermal blanket, foot warmers, light sticks, and of course, any camper’s survival kit should include this manual for Wilderness and Remote First Aid.

Gift Idea #8: First Aid for any dad

What dad wouldn’t appreciate his own First Aid kit for his car? Here’s one from Red Cross.  Here is a list of other items that could be included in an emergency car kit.

Science of tornadoes – a fun at-home experiment!

It's tornado season here in Ontario. We normally don’t hear many stories in the news about tornadoes in this part of the world, however, they can and do happen here. We recently saw a taste of Mother Nature’s fury when a tornado touched down in Leami...

Red Cross teaching sailors to say “ahoy!” to First Aid

A shipmate is not paying attention because of commotion on deck.  He steps back and falls into the cargo hold. He is conscious, but cannot get to his feet.  What do you do? The Red Cross is helping seafarers prepare for situations like these and m...

Red Cross remembers “Black Friday”

Twenty-five years ago today was a day that many Ontarians will never forget. Known as “Black Friday,” 13 separate twisters crossed Southern Ontario during the late afternoon and early evening, killing several people, injuring hundreds more and cau...

Keeping your pets cool

Some of you would have met my pup, Shelby, last week when I introduced her as a Red Cross lifejacket model. She’s barely two years old and this will be my second summer with her. That said, I’ve never had pets before and I didn’t know how badly the h...

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