Surviving in Water: Use What You've Got!

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Most of the content you'll find on this blog and in my books is geared toward moms and dads who need ways to prepare for storms and natural disasters they'll face with their kids.

There's a reason for that: it's what I face most often in my life.

As a military family, we moved frequently. Now, in the civilian world, we move just as often. Each new place we live brings with it new adventures, but new dangers, as well.

One of the most important things I've learned from living in different places is to expect the unexpected.

While most of my planning goes into facing power outages while trying to keep my kids busy, I firmly believe that it's also important to plan for other bad situations you might find yourself in.

For example: water.

If you're not comfortable with treading water or being afloat in water, now is the time to start working on that fear. If you're landlocked, you might not need to know about this, but for the rest of us, it's a good idea to have some swimming skills. (And even if you are landlocked, it's still a good idea to have some water skills in case you need to rescue someone.)

I came across a really cool, informative video today on Facebook. It's all about how you can use your pants to create a makeshift life preserver for yourself.

Have you ever heard of this?

I definitely hadn't.

Check out the video here and make sure you let me know what you think! Is something you've tried before? Do you think you could show your kids how to do this?

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