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July 28, 2010


Bottled water, food bars, fire extinguisher, flashlight, tool kit, jumper cables, windshield scraper, tow rope, wire, duct tape, electrical tape, leather gloves, road flares and/or reflective sign, solar blanket, shovel, knife, facial tissue, paper towels, fix a flat or air compressor, jack, sand and sand, maps, compasss, cell phone, 12 volt strobe light, marine flares, CB radio, paper and pen, whistle, a first aid kit, leather gloves, hand and body warmers.

July 24, 2010




Kid carriers

Suitecase with wheels

Duffle bag

Plastic five gallon buckets with lids

Garbage can with wheels



Hand truck or dolly

Wagon or other four wheel carts

Vehicles – car, truck, RV, boat, bicycle, motorcycle, trailer, campers.

emergency-kit.jpg   Many people make the mistake  of thinking that emergencies happpen to other folks.  Being prepared should be a part of your normal daily living.  Here are a few ideas to help you get started.

Establish a modest preparedness budget.  Get a three day emergency kit, emergency candles, a couple of solar blankets, some emergency food and water, and a first aid kit.  These are the basics.  Once you have the basics you can add additional supplies as needed.

Get reliable emergency preparedness information for your specific area from reliable sources governmental sources. 

Don’t think that everything has to be done all at once.  Gathering your supplies and applicable information is a process that should be reviewed every six months or so.   The main thing is to be consistent. 

Within a short period of time you will have the necessary emergency supplies to take care of yourself, your significant other, and/or your family. 

Don’t forget make a bring up in your planner or mark your calander to review your emergency supplies and preparedness plan every six months.

July 10, 2010

After a crisis occurs, it often brings a huge physical and emotional upheaval, resulting in needless panic and distress for survivors and victims. Sometimes it even happens that with the occurrence of a natural disaster the existing government system fails to meet the demands of innocent civilians. This is only because the damage that results after a disaster appears colossal as against the immediate available emergency supplies. Lack of proper supplies has taken the lives of many who could have survived had there been adequate search and rescue supplies available. With the right search and rescue supplies and equipments, a noticeably positive change can be brought to a crisis situation. There are many voluntary and non-voluntary organizations that work for search and rehabilitation during natural disasters. Community Emergency and Response Team CERTS are one such organization that works toward emergency preparedness and the hazards that occur suddenly.  Search and rescue could be classified into different types including, mountain rescue, urban search and rescue, combat search and rescue, and sea rescue.

So what rescue supplies are to be used during an urban crisis?

In most disaster situations it often takes considerable time for the search and rescue team to arrive. Since lives are at stake during that time, it depends on the victim to control the situation and take action, albeit with available disaster supplies. There are different types of rescue materials available in the market. Diverse rescue supplies are required during crisis.

Some are discussed below:

Reflective Vests:

The reflective vests are one of the best supplies to give to those in control. Since they can easily be seen from a distance due to the color, it helps the rescue operators to easily locate each other. The bright color of the vest acts as an instant notification for the search and rescue team to cue in on the location of the victim.

Lights and Horns:

Emergency lights, communication devices, and bullhorns also help to a great extent during the operation. In fact the bull horn or megaphone often helps the rescue operation go smooth. It enables the staff to produce loud sounds to direct people or it also helps the rescuers to understanding that help is needed.

Blankets and Bags:

Solar blankets and sleeping bags make important contents in keeping trauma victims warm. The solar blankets and sleeping bags help a great extent to use during temperature drops or overnight stay. A body bag also may help in transporting a dead person back to a specific area.

It is always best to keep search and rescue supplies ready as it often takes time for the first responders and/or rescue and search teams to reach an accident site. With the use of tools like flashlights, crow bars, shovels, fireman’s axe, sled hammers, ropes, etc…a situation can be controlled to a large extent. Staying alert to natural disasters is everyone’s basic responsibility, especially if he/she resides in a disaster-prone region like for flooding, hurricanes, tornados, fire prone areas, and other elements of your particular area.

Pet sitters.

Author: Nancy
July 6, 2010

With respect to places that will take your pet.  Check out dogster.com, catster.com, and petpop.com for sitters.  These sites are useful in other respects besided pet sitters.  Nancy

Emergency Forms

Author: Mark
July 3, 2010

I looked at your printable emergency forms on your web site in the free information.  They are good and a lot of people will use them.  Nevertheless, I would suggest putting all of your emergency contact information, checklists, and plans on a zip drive.  Thats my preference since I travel with a lap top most of the time.

July 1, 2010
Knowing When to Evacuate

For many years, hurricanes have been a cause for concern in the Southeast United States. When storm season hits, people tune into local news services and other information sources in an attempt to figure out the best course of action. More recently, wild fires have decimated huge swaths of the California landscape. Residents there have had increased cause to pay attention to warnings and advisories.

Calls for evacuation are transmitted in many ways, including via radio. It’s especially helpful for concerned homeowners to keep an emergency radio at hand just in case the worst happens. By staying connected to the authorities, you can ensure the safety and security of your family during an evacuation.

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