Gifting loved ones with peace of mind is better than any tangible gift. When disasters and emergencies occur, you want to know your family will be prepared. These seven survival items are essential to everyone’s emergency kit.
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If you live in a hurricane- or tornado-prone area, you are no stranger to power outages, floods and going days without, possibly weeks without city utilities. You are prepared by keeping food, water, flashlights and extra batteries in the pantry, garage or basement, but do you have an emergency vehicle kit? An emergency vehicle kit is a bug-out bag that stays in your car, filled with all the essentials to see you through until help arrives. Like your disaster kit at home, your emergency vehicle kit includes food, water, a way to stay warm, but also tools like a shovel and other important things to help get your car back on the road if you are stranded. In this article, you will find 28 essentials to keep in your car.
Earthquakes happen without warning and can have devastating consequences. After Northern California experienced its worst earthquake in 25 years, it is a good reminder for us to be prepared for anything. In this article, Earthquake Preparedness, I give you all the fundamentals on how to create an earthquake survival kit and how to protect yourself when the violent shakes start to happen.
If you have children, you have probably purchased plenty of dollar store glow sticks. They are fun for a few hours. However, have you thought about purchasing light sticks for yourself? As a back up light source that requires no batteries or electricity, light sticks have a wide variety of functions. Pack a few in your camping gear for these ten suggested uses.
Ice storms, blizzards and other severe winter weather can force you to stay inside your home. Before the storm hits, be prepared to go without electricity for at least three days. You should not wait until the day before weathermen predict a severe winter storm. Get last minute emergency gear now, while it is still in stock. Following is a list of 15 items to get now.
A whiteout or blizzard can make driving conditions so hazardous that you voluntarily pull over to wait out the storm. The first thing you need to do is call for help if you find yourself trapped on the road during severe winter weather. Until help arrives, you will need to focus on staying safe, hydrated and warm. Pull your emergency vehicle kit out of the trunk or back seat and follow these 10 rules:
Snow and ice can cause traffic backups for hours or if you are on a road less traveled, it might be a long time before someone can rescue you. You will want an emergency kit in your car to keep you safe, warm and hydrated while forced to wait it out.
Relearn your ABCs from a Veteran who shares their experiences in stopping aggressive bleeding in this how-to article on gunshot and other serious wounds.
Well it finally happened; you are stuck in situation where you have limited resources, and no way to get out.