Preparing for Emergencies

Flashlight, batteries, lantern, and first aid kit - emergency preparedness

What comes to mind when you think of emergency preparedness? If you live on the west coast of the United States, you probably think of preparing for an earthquake. If you live on the southern coast, perhaps you think of preparing for tropical storms. If you live in the mid-west, you probably think of preparing for tornadoes. No matter where you live, though, it’s important to be prepared for any type of emergency that may come your way.

Although flash floods, blizzards, and other such emergencies seem to be most common, emergencies aren’t limited to “acts of God”. Other types of emergencies may include:

  • Food poisoning or food disease
  • Fire or explosion in a public place
  • Major power outage
  • Toxic chemical spills
  • Nuclear power plant emergency

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and other local organizations and governments have put out fliers, pamphlets, and dedicated entire websites to help you and your family prepare for the worst. Families are strongly encouraged to make emergency preparations including:

  • Emergency training. Your entire family should be taught what to do in certain situations. For example, children should know that electrical wires should always be considered live. Your family should also be taught what to do if their clothes are on fire or if they see someone drowning. They also need to know the safest place to stand in case of an earthquake and so on.
  • An emergency plan. Take one night a month to discuss with your family what you will do in case of an emergency. The discussion should include an evacuation plan and set place that you will meet. Every month, review the plan and discuss any updates.
  • An emergency supplies kit. Your family should have an emergency supplies kit containing multiple changes of clothes, non-perishable food items, toilet paper, water, hygiene products, feminine hygiene product, blankets, and much more in order to help you be prepared for an emergency. The supplies kit should be kept in an accessible location for a quick grab if necessary.

These and other elements are extremely important in order to be prepared for an emergency, but it’s also important to think about the long term. If the power were to go out for an extended period of time, how would you cook your food?

Thanks to technological innovations, there are a lot of tools and gadgets that can help make our lives more comfortable, even in the event of a disaster. Solar ovens and dishes are a great way for families to enjoy warm food, even in a situation where they have no electricity. Collecting dishes including a Fissler solar pressure skillet, Fissler solar casserole dish, Fissler solar stew pot, Fissler solar wok, and others to be able to use in case of an emergency is a great way to prepare for the long term.

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Shop solar and standard cookware or browse our other home products.

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Wedding Registry Tips

When it comes time to register for wedding gifts, many couples feel overwhelmed by the task. Maybe they aren’t sure exactly what they need or are afraid of looking greedy if they register for too much. If you’re in a similar situation, here are some tips about how to put together a wedding registry that your guests will find helpful.

  • Register early. Some people will want to send gifts as soon as you announce your engagement, so having a registry from the get-go is helpful.
  • Register at two or three locations, but no more. Your family and friends will appreciate being able to have options, but you don’t want to overwhelm them either. If you register at an online store, you don’t have to worry about whether there’s a location near your guests.
  • Speaking of options, make sure to register for things at various price points so that guests can shop within the budget that they are comfortable with. Don’t be afraid to put some more expensive items on the registry, but have other things to choose from as well.
  • It’s up to you whether you want to completely update your whole kitchen, but even if you choose not to, consider upgrading any dated or worn kitchen items that you already have, especially if you know you’ll use them a lot in the coming years.
  • Don’t be afraid to add some “wish list” items. It’s not always about being 100% practical. If you’ve been dreaming of something for your home, let people know. If something doesn’t seem “traditional,” but represents something you enjoy doing as a couple, it’s definitely still appropriate for your registry.
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Cold-Pressed Juice—At Home!

Citrus fruit and juice

If you love the extra nutrients and pure taste of cold-pressed juice, but balk at the high price of a single serving bottle at your local grocery store, then perhaps a Hurom Slow Juicer is for you.

Cold-pressed juice is great because the slow juicing process minimizes oxidation in order to maximize the nutritional benefits, flavor, and even the color of fruit juice. Hurom products have been on the market since 1979, and have proven to be reliable appliances that offer the best product possible. Since cold-pressed juice usually doesn’t have a long shelf life, if you want to have fresh juice any time, then the convenience of a Hurom juicer can’t be beat.

At rolandshop.com, we have a large collection of Hurom products so you can have all the benefits of cold-pressed juice at home.

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K-Food Video Contest Voting Window Open!

K-Food Video Contest Voting Window Open!

Our K-Food Video Contest Voting period will be open during the whole month of February! We promise you that you will enjoy all the entertaining and creative cooking videos from our participants. It's your time to make your vote count! 

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2016 K-Food Video Contest

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