Archive for April, 2011

Pet Emergency Supplies

April 30, 2011 @ 12:29 pm posted by

I have a pet carrier all supplied with all of my pet’s emergency food and water including portable bowls, first aid supplies,  and all of our pet survival gear.  We keep an empty duffly bag in the carrier along with all of our pet gear.  Basically, we then just remove all of the items from the carrier, put them in an empty duffle bag, and insert our pet and we are ready to go.

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Additional items to include in your first aid kit.

April 27, 2011 @ 5:03 pm posted by

first-aid-kit.jpgIn additon, to the normal items in your first aid kit, make sure your first aid kit contains Ipecac syrup to treat poisoning and/or keep numbers of the Poison Control Center, and other such numbers you may need. 

burn-free.jpgIn addition, most people forget about burns and having some burn free spray or patches really helps.

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Extra Cash will be needed in a major emergency.

April 22, 2011 @ 5:50 pm posted by

I would recommend that the first thing you will need in a major emergency evacuation, like the Katrina event would be $100 – $500 in cash.  As people were leaving and had to fill up their car with gas they found out the stations were not taking credit cards and you had to have cash only.  Lines at the ATM’s were long and the machines ran out of cash quickly.  Emergency preparedness planning is the key.

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Emergency Food – Transport

April 14, 2011 @ 10:48 am posted by Lester

The duffle bag idea is an OK idea for gathering your emergency staples in the kitchen and would work to carry the items to your car, but if you have to carry your emergency food for any distance a backpack is really the only way to go.  Being a hiker, I know.  Make it easy on your self to transport your emergency gear.

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Keep at least a 1/2 tank of gas.

April 11, 2011 @ 9:35 am posted by

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.

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Emergency Cooking and Heating

April 7, 2011 @ 2:49 am posted by

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.

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Emergency Water

April 4, 2011 @ 10:15 am posted by

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.

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Emergency Shelter and Sleeping

April 1, 2011 @ 1:07 am posted by Sam

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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