Archive for January, 2013

Put everything on wheels that’s my moto.

January 15, 2013 @ 3:00 pm posted by Preparation

Emergency Supplies ToteI like to make just about everthing I own portable.  For example, I have my garage equipment, tools, cabnets, shelves, and work benches on wheels.  Just about anyone can move anything or redesign the shop any time without doing heavy lifting.

Enclosed is a picture of a ready to roll 55 gallon emergency supply tote with wheels.  This tote is great if you have a larger group of people to protect. You’ll be glad you put wheels under your emergency supplies and made all your gear portable.   Putting all your gear in 5 gallon buckets, backpacks, and/or bags in also a great way to make all your supplies, portable emergency supplies.

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Emergency Supplies – Storage Ideas

January 2, 2013 @ 10:30 am posted by

You put lots of time and effort in acquiring your emergency supplies and preparing for a disaster of evacuation.  However, all planning would hardly matter if you are not organized enough. If on a cold winter night you cannot finding your emergency solar blanket and the sleeping bag then all the planning has failed miserably. Hence you always need to be organized while executing the storage of items concerning your emergency supplies before a disaster strikes. Storing all the emergency supplies in a marked bag makes the users aware of their presence and also helps in finding the specific ones easily at the time of a crisis. It is always wise to make all the supplies portable so that they can easily be carried as per your requirements.

Having a basic emergency kit will help to put your mind at ease, as well as having all the equipments ready for an unexpected emergency. However knowing how to use the tools is also equally important. Below are some simple tips and tricks to follow while organizing your emergency storage items:

- To begin with, consider your trauma kits or the first aid kits as the primary item for your emergency storage. Make sure that when you purchase those they come with a container or backpack to hold all the necessary emergency supplies like bandages, creams, splints and other things together.

- If you purchase separate medical supplies make sure that the container is large enough to hold all the supplies and can easily be kept in an easy-to-find location.

- Backpacks and plastic cases are the best to be used for your first aid kit or trauma kit.

- Label all the supplies with their names so that there is no confusion while finding the same. – Using a large and heavy duty rubber 55 gallon tote on wheels to store and move a large supply of emergency gear or to store all the backpacks in one place is another great idea.

- Equipments like first aid supplies, emergency shelter rations, sleeping linens should all be kept separately marked. – Organize yourself for an emergency disaster drill and practice locating the equipments kept in storage.

What are the basic items to store? Some essential items to consider while preparing for a disaster seems always apparent these are the things which we use in our day to practice. So what are the items to compile as emergency supplies in your disaster management kit? These include the following:

- Water forms the basic element of life. Make sure that you have enough storage space to store water for you and your family. A 50 gallon drum is a preferred choice. A small amount of bleach like 1 tablespoon per gallon of water can be added as a precaution to fight water borne diseases or better yet get a good water treatment kit.  Also, you can use the water in your hot water heater provided you filter the before using it and/or buying prepackaged water is always a good idea.   – Keep ready a supply of non-perishable food that could last for at least of 3 – 5 years is essential. These include food ration bars and food products that can be consumed for a longer period of time.

- Another important item that is a must have in a basic emergency kit and first aid kit. Keep all necessary medication ready in the first aid kit as well and check the expiration dates of all the medicines from time to time.

Remember emergency occurs without any prior notice and it can happen to anyone anywhere hence being ready and having organized supplies to tackle all types of crisis is always a wise decision.

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