Susan Layton

Film Producer - ASL Performer - Life Learner

Category: Emergency Elle

Safe Water – A MUST!

BP-WaterSupplyPixWhat do the numbers: 6, 7, and 2 have in common?  E Coli!  Within the last SIX MONTHS in SEVEN confirmed areas in the US and Canada, including TWO cities this past weekend in northern Utah, public water systems were contaminated with E Coli!  Each instance has required a complete shut OFF to the entire city’s access and use to their public water systems!  This has confirmed my opinion of the question: Is water storage important?  My answer, and your answer, should and MUST be a resounding: YES!   Each of those communities have had to boil ALL water for drinking, pet needs, bathing, gardening and well, basically, everything else!  I am sure they are counting their blessings that they still had the means to boil their water!  I think it is safe to say that boiling E-V-E-R-Y drop they used and consumed had to have been a bit inconvenient, to say the least!

Water4Sure, they could have run to the store and purchased some bottled water for their needs. But as we all know, bottled water, at a time of crisis, run off shelves like water off a ducks back!  So we can’t rely on last minute water purchasing either.

What can we do BEFORE the crisis occurs?  What preparations can we make BEFORE the emergency? We can have access to clean water, but how???  There are a couple of things to consider.Water2

First, consider adding one or more of the following to your emergency kit: water filtersicon, water purifiersicon, purifier tabletsicon, micro filtersicon, water storageicon systems, desalinatorsicon, 4 ounce  water pouchescleaning systemsicon.  These filters, purifiers and systems are made specifically for our families.  Water-related emergencies WILL occur.  Having safe water to use and consume during these catastrophes is critical.  That is the ONLY reason these are made and made available to each of us! Be sure you are ready!

Water5Second, whether or not you include filters, purifiers and systems in your kit, learn the know-hows of preparing your water to make safe for your family.  Don’t wait for an emergency to learn the do’s and don’ts.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers great information: “Make Water Safe” (pdf) and “Drink Safe Water” (pdf).  Add these informational documents to your 72-hour kits!

Bottom line: Do what you need to do so you are not without water!  Water contamination comes with ZERO notice.  Just ask each of these communities, each and every member. Prepare now and have peace later, knowing your family will have safe water for their needs!

Other websites and resources on water-related emergencies preparations:

The and Emergency Essentials.


Water Filtration


*The water system picture courtesy of Emergency Essentials.

Emergency Elle: “Dehydrating Heaven”

Mmmm! Can you taste it?  A scrumptious little taste of heaven, right out of your dehydratoricon!  After you see what Emergency Elle has in store for you, you will be salivating, err… I mean grabbing your own dehydrator to begin your stairway to dehydrating heaven!

Emergency Elle: “Dehydrating Heaven

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Emergency Elle uses an Oster 5712 Steamer and a Nesco Food Dehydrator.


FOOD STEAMER: You can find this and other great steamers on Amazon.

FOOD DEHYDRATOR and ACCESSORIES: You can find this and other great dehydrators and accessories on both Amazon and Emergency Essentials.


Making and Using Dried Foods” (book) and other cookbooks and guides to drying and dehydrating foods.





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Emergency Elle: “Emergency Fitness #2”

Preparing yourself physically for an emergency has never been so awesome!  You’re probably asking yourselves, what is the perfect workout equipment?  Emergency Elle declares, “#10 cans!”  Yes, these beautiful cans are adjustable to meet your fitness level and perfect for working on “Endurance and Stamina”!  Whoo!  So grab some chopped onions, powdered milk, beans, wheat or whatever else you have and let’s get to work!

Emergency Elle: “Emergency Fitness #2”


Equipment Used In This Video:

Plastic shelves

Five #10 cansicon


One water bottle

Walking shoes

Alternative Equipment:

Any sturdy shelves

Five items (food products or other)


Emergency Elle in “Gas Half Full”

One word: SUSPENSEFUL!  Don’t worry, this movie has a happy ending!  However, life is not like every fairy tale with suspenseful beginnings and happy endings.  Oh sure, and most definitely, look at life like a ‘glass half full’ but as Emergency Elle says, remember the same for your car!  This is a must watch, must share, and must remember! …

Emergency Elle in “Gas Half Full”



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Emergency Fitness #1!

We all know that emergencies can be absolutely exhausting and physically demanding, to say the least!  It all starts with the adrenaline that rushes through you – and that alone can take a toll on your body. But it usually doesn’t end with just an adrenaline frenzy!  There is usually many hours of walking, building, shoveling, carrying, lifting and so much more that is required of us during an emergency.  Time to rest usually doesn’t’ come until long after the emergency has subsided.  So … PHYSICALLY preparing for an emergency should be on the top of our “MUST DO” and “START NOW” list!

Join Emergency Elle in getting yourself physically prepared for whatever emergency may come your way!  This fitness regimen is unlike any other fitness program you’ve seen or done before!  This is “Emergency Fitness”!  Not only are we working on building strength, but we’re also focusing on endurance and stamina! (Because emergencies require a lot of that from us.)

Invite your entire family and friends to join you and Emergency Elle, in getting physically ready for “that” emergency that WILL come our way!

Emergency Fitness #1

Equipment Required: Backpack, water bottles and walking shoes.


Have fun!



Emergency Elle uses a Large Backpack from Emergency Essentials.

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Up to 70% OFF!!!!

Crazy deals: Up to 70% OFF right now at Emergency Essentialsicon!  These deals only last till 5/31!!!

Emergency Kits up to 43% OFF!!!  Kits prepare you for most emergencies!  Don’t be without an emergency kit!  Ideal places to keep your emergency kit: Your home, your work, car, and children’s school.



Deal28-3 These buckets are easy to stack and store AND they’re packed with 126 single-serving pouches each – enough to feed one person with breakfasts, lunch or dinner for an entire month!!!  Wow!




This is a great book: Just Dutch It! Book  – Learn how to use your food storage – dutch oven style! YUM!!!  Recipes that can include several food items or just a few!  Tips for successful dutch oven cooking are included!




Deal28-2 Combo Sale!  Fruit, Vegetable, Entrees, Side Dishes, Freeze-Dried, Samplers.  These COMBO ESSENTIALS are amazing ways to build your food storage!



Deal28-5 MREs are a fantastic way to add long-term and ready-to-eat meals to your 72-hour kits!  The MRE Marinara Sauce with Meatballs is an excellent choice to add to your meals!





iconThis One Year Food Supply includes a great variety of food!  Over $1000 off is a pretty hefty steal of a deal!  All in those beautiful #10 cans!







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Emergency Elle: “SUPER POWERS!”

Oh my!  Mother Nature has gone a bit crazy with natural disasters lately!  Will we ever survive these WITHOUT super powers?  Oh, Emergency Elle knows the secret to obtaining SUPER POWERS!!!  This is a video you DON’T want to miss!  ….

Emergency Elle: “SUPER POWERS!”


For the secret SUPER POWER checklist, CLICK HERE!

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Introducing … Emergency Elle!

She’s quirky! She’s spunky!  And she is SUPER SAFETY SMART!  You’re gonna love Emergency Elle! Here is her very first video!

“Introducing … Emergency Elle”

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