Archive for September, 2012

first-aid-kit.jpgIf you are looking for a creative gift for a young babysitter, consider giving a first aid kit and include a nice portable first aid book with the kit.  Its a great gift that shows you care and will most likely will come in handy.  I would also suggest these two items as great gifts for teenagers as well.

First Aid Book

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Fire Evacuation

September 25, 2012 @ 4:48 am posted by

People that live in wooded areas should be prepared for a evacuation due to forest fires.  Most people don’t expect to experience this or anything like this.  In a forest fire most houses burn down from the roof, due to flying sparks hitting the asphalt shingled roof.  I have to ask, how many people are prepared for an emergency evacuation and have their emergency kits packed and ready to go and also know where all their important documents are?  I would start be getting all of your importand document into a document fire bag or fire box.

Document Fire Bag

Then each member of your family should have there own basic 3 day personalized emergency kit , fire document system, and clothing bag.  You will feel so much better, especially if you never need to evacuate your home due to a fire and/or any other emergency.

emergency kit

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Emergency Candles

September 20, 2012 @ 9:17 pm posted by

Emergency CandlesCandles were essential years ago in America.  Emergency candles like the ones pictures above last for 120 hours.  Candles can be used for lighting, cooking, and a little heat, in an emergency situation.

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Emergency Preparedness starts with a plan.

September 17, 2012 @ 8:10 pm posted by

Everyone’s situation is different.  Different medical, physical, pet, and family needs, besides the basic emergency kit, with some extra food and water.  Our family has a meeting place where family members can gather in case of an emergency. Then we have another meeting place outside of town.  You maybe could use a relative’s house in another state in case of a statewide emergency plan like a dirty bomb or hurricane.  Your own emergency plan, is the key and once you have the plan built adding your supplies and updating your supplies and plan every yeear is easy.

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Rehearsal for an emergency situation.

September 12, 2012 @ 10:50 pm posted by

You really need to think beyond just your employer’s emergency preparedness plan.  You should determine which types of emergencies are most likely to effect you and your family.  Consider medical emergencies, utility disruptions, terrorism, building lock downs, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, ice storms, etc…

You really need to make a plan for each emergency and then review your communication scenarios.  Being prepared depends on what your family needs in order to be comfortable and secure in the middle of an emergency situation.

Once you have made your ititial plan and gathered your emergency gear; do your rehearsal; and then review your plan and supplies every six months.  As you keep bringing up your plan, in six months, you’ll be amazed at the improvement you’ll be able to make in your plan.  Emergency forms, list, and resources.

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Camping Supplies can be used as Emergency Supplies

September 7, 2012 @ 10:43 pm posted by

camping suppliesI am an avid outdoorsmans and our family does a lot of camping.  Nevertheless, with respect to emergency supplies, I bet I have over 1/2 of my emergency supplies in my garage.   I would imagine a lot of other outdoor people do as well.  We made a list of all our camping supplies that we could use in the case of an emergency.

We have a outdoor camp stove with pots, pans, etc…,  a lanter, shake flashlights, various hand tools, knives, axes, saws,  a 1, 2, and 5 gallon water containers, an outdoor toilet and supplies, sleeping bags and blankets, a tent, a portable canopy, gloves, hats, outdoor clothing, water bottles, water purifiers, and lots of duffle bags and 5 gallon buckets.

We think we are prepared, but we do need to add some emergency food bars and water.

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Port-A-Pottie in a Bucket

September 3, 2012 @ 1:43 pm posted by

If you have an emergency kit in a 5 gallon bucket you can turn that bucket into an emergency Port-A-Pottie and/or you can use the bucket to carry water or other things.

Port-A-Pottie in a Bucket

If your going to use your bucket as a toilet we suggest adding a simple waste bag called a WAG bag.  The bag contain a bioactive non-toxic gelling power called Pooh-Power. The powder gels the waste, neutralizes odors, initiates the decay process and accelerates decomposition and WAG bags degrade within 6 to 8 months when deposited in landfills.
Wag Bag

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