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Archive for February, 2009

February 28, 2009

Instead of running your car’s gas tank to “E” keep it 1/2 full.  This way if you need to go somewhere in an emergency you are not stopping at the nearest gas station first, instead your 100 miles away.  Emergency preparedness is everyones job.

Emergency Cooking and Heating

Author: RaissessCob
February 21, 2009

If you have a propane outdoor grill or a camping stove that is the perfect emergency cooking arangement.  Just make sure to use these items outdoors.  Also, you may want to look at emergency heating products getting an indoor propane heaters with a built in sensors that will let you heat our home safely.

Emergency Water

Author: casino
February 18, 2009

With respect to emergency water, buy bottled water or boxed water this way your emergency water will be ready to go.   Please note most emergency water that you buy lasts for 5 years  and you’ll need to rotate your water as needed by the expiration dates so that the water stays fresh.  

February 1, 2009

There may come a time when you face an emergency or natural disaster and find yourself unable to sleep in your home. These tips for emergency shelter and sleeping are designed to help you prepare and amass the supplies needed in case this eventuality should happen to you and your family.  Solar blankets are a must. You will also want to consider air mattresses, pop up canopies, flashlights, and other creature comforts and necessities.

Solar blankets are absolutely an essential part of any emergency shelter and sleeping plan. Solar blankets are aluminized and are handy in many situations. Not only can a solar blanket keep you warm in a pinch, but if you are stranded in your car on a hot day you can use the solar blanket to deflect the sun and keep your car cooler by putting it in the windows that the sun is directly hitting. In cases of extreme cold, a solar blanket can keep you warm by storing your own body temperature. Just wrap yourself up in the silver blanket and let it’s nearly magical properties keep you warm and toasty.

Many of the supplies needed for a good emergency shelter and sleeping plan can be folded up, deflated or otherwise stored to be space efficient. A good idea would be to keep at the very least a solar blanket or two and some flashlights in the trunk of your car or truck. You never know when you may need them and they take up very little room. An air mattress and a pump to inflate it can make the difference between a good night’s sleep or tossing and turning on a hard surface such as the ground or an emergency shelter’s floor.A good point to remember when considering your emergency shelter and sleeping needs is that you cannot anticipate where you will need to seek shelter. It could be that you’ll find yourself out in nature and things like solar blankets and flashlights and rain gear will be especially important. Pop up canopies and deluxe privacy tent rooms are also available. If you find yourself seeking shelter in an emergency shelter after a natural disaster, you will want pillows and blankets and an air mattress or pop up cot for maximum comfort in your time of distress. 

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