Emergency Preparedness Items Make Perfect Holiday Gifts

The holidays are right around the corner, and people are starting to think about what to give their family and friends as gifts. People tend to think of things like clothing, jewelry, and electronics, but the best gift you can give a loved one is safety. Help your family or friends be prepared in the event of an emergency with a first aid or emergency kit.

first aid kitYou never know when an accident might happen. Someone could fall or get cut at home or be involved in a car accident at anytime. In the event that an injury occurs, it may be necessary to provide first aid for oneself or another person. Help your family and friends be ready with a first aid kit that contains bandages, gauze, alcohol pads, gloves, burn cream, antiseptic ointment, ace bandages, and many other supplies that can be used to treat injuries. You can choose from first aid kits and cabinets that can be used at home or kits specifically designed to be carried in vehicles.

car emergency kitCar accidents are especially likely in the winter due to snow and icy roads. Your loved ones could need other supplies in case they are involved in an accident while traveling. An emergency car kit will include an air compressor, tow rope, jumper cables, flashlight with batteries, fire extinguisher, blanket, first aid supplies, and other items that could be invaluable in the event of a motor vehicle accident.

weather radioDuring the winter, storms can knock out power, sometimes for days at a time. If that happens, people need to have a way to get information from forecasters and public officials about upcoming weather, traffic, and emergency measures that may be in effect. An emergency radio is therefore essential.

The holidays are the perfect time to give your friends or family gifts that could help them in the event of an emergency and potentially save a life. First aid kits, emergency car kits, and emergency radios are ideal holiday gifts.

Prepare for Flu Season

Fall means the beginning of flu season. It is a good idea to make sure that you, your family, and your employees get vaccinated, but that may not be enough to protect you from all of the strains that you may encounter this fall and winter. You should take other precautions, such as washing your hands regularly, avoiding contact with sick people, and purchasing flu preparedness supplies to protect you.

flu preparedness kitOne of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of the flu is to practice good hygiene. Washing hands and using hand sanitizer frequently can dramatically reduce people’s chance of catching the flu. A flu preparedness kit contains facial tissues, alcohol prep pads, hand sanitizer, and soap, as well as gloves and face masks.

flu coverallsIf you or your employees need to care for an ill person, either at home or in a health care setting, it is important to cover yourself to prevent you from coming in contact with the flu virus. You can protect yourself by wearing coveralls with a hood, elastic wrists and ankles, and gloves. Coveralls are made from a breathable microporous film laminate to keep you and your employees comfortable. Nitrile exam gloves will allow you to protect yourselves while carrying out your jobs.

pouch style maskThe flu virus can be spread through coughing and sneezing, so it is important that you and your employees also cover your faces to prevent you from getting sick. Pouch style masks will filter out bacteria and particles so you can breathe in clean air. The masks are held in place by knitted headbands, and large breathing chambers make breathing easier and cooler than it is with other masks.

particulate respirator maskParticulate respirator masks with valves offer protection and comfort even when worn all day. They provide four levels of protection from dry and oily particulates, and exhalation valves release uncomfortable moist air.

The flu is expected to be a serious problem again this year. Take proactive steps now to protect yourself, your employees, and your family from the virus.

Ebola has also been in the news lately as it has affected many people overseas. While the chance of contracting Ebola in the United States is low, many of the same precautions that are used to protect health care workers from the flu can also prevent them from contracting Ebola if they should come in contact with a patient who has the virus.

Prepare Your Loved Ones for an Emergency This Holiday Season

The holidays will be here soon, and now is the time to begin thinking about gifts for the important people in your life. One of the best ways to show someone that you care is to provide a useful gift that can keep that person safe and comfortable in the event of an emergency.

A breakdown can happen at any time of the year, day or night. A car emergency kit can help your family member or friend be prepared in the event of a motor vehicle problem. Car emergency kits include booster cables, tow ropes, tools, and protective clothing needed to help someone deal with an auto emergency.

first aid kitEvery home and car should have a first aid kit. A kit contains all of the products needed to treat many common medical problems and can make a difference in the event of an emergency when a hospital is not close by.

Fire is a concern all year, but even more in the winter, when many people are using fireplaces and wood stoves to heat their homes. Every home should have a fire extinguisher to provide protection.

flash lightPower outages can happen at any time, but they are more likely in the winter, when strong storms can strike. Help your friend or family member be prepared with flashlights, lanterns, and an emergency solar generator to provide light and power even in the face of a storm.

If a storm drops heavy snow, it may be difficult to get to a supermarket. Help your family or friend be prepared with a supply of emergency food and water.

The holiday season is the perfect time to be sure that the people you care about will be protected and comfortable in the event of an emergency. Survival and emergency preparedness items make idealholiday gifts.

September Is National Preparedness Month

first aid kitSeptember is National Preparedness Month, which is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a way to educate the American public about how to prepare for a variety of disasters that could disrupt their day-to-day lives.

Disasters can take many forms, including heavy snow storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, fires, water main breaks, terrorist attacks, chemical contamination, pandemics, or other scenarios. In the event of a disaster, emergency responders may not be able to reach people quickly. It is therefore essential for families, businesses, schools, hospitals, and other people and organizations to have plans and supplies in place to deal with events and situations that may arise.

flashlightYou should have enough food, water, and medication on hand to last you and other members of your household at least three days in case you do not have water service or access to a supermarket or pharmacy. Have flashlights and batteries in case you lose electricity. Buy a NOAA weather radio so you can receive up-to-date weather forecasts and special instructions. Buy or assemble a first aid kit.

Register to receive emergency notifications from state and local officials on your cell phone. Discuss how you and family members will contact each other if you are separated when disaster strikes. Choose a location where you can assemble. Plan how you will evacuate if necessary. Consider the special needs of children, senior citizens, and individuals with disabilities. Also consider how you will care for pets.

Find out what emergency preparedness plans are in place in your community. Ask state and local officials about what types of emergencies they are prepared for and what types of supplies and resources they have available. Ask about what types of services, such as shelters, will be available in the event of a disaster. Ask how officials will communicate with the public to share information and instructions. Discuss emergency preparedness with your employer and your children’s school or daycare.

Everyone should be prepared for an emergency. You never know when disaster may strike or what form it may take. Learn more about what plans are in place and come up with a plan for your own family. Being prepared can put your mind at ease and help you get through the challenges that you could face if an emergency arises.

Be Prepared This Hurricane Season

Hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November 30. With the threat of severe weather that could leave you without power and make food and water unavailable for several days, it is essential to be prepared.

A hurricane readiness kit has all of the essentials you will need to make it through the first few days after a hurricane. It comes with a highly visible orange backpack stocked with 50 square feet of Home Guard Barrier sheeting to protect your house, a 30-piece first aid kit, a three-day supply of food and water with a five-year shelf life, a flashlight, a water-resistant AM/FM radio, batteries, a 12-hour lightstick, a particulate respirator mask, an emergency poncho, biohazard waste bags, gloves, a water bag, a bottle for bleach, a utility wrench, an emergency whistle, a family communications plan, and an emergency manual.

radioIn the event of a natural disaster such as a hurricane, you will need to be able to listen to weather reports and special safety instructions from state and local authorities. It is therefore imperative that you have a radio available to listen to AM or FM stations or NOAA channels. Emergency radios can be run on batteries or solar power. Some have built-in features that can provide light or allow you to charge your cell phone or iPod. Emergency radios can also come with built-in LED lights so you can see at night. Some radios can be powered with a crank, AC adapter, computer’s USB port, or rechargeable batteries.

generatorAfter a hurricane, you will want to keep your cell phone and other technological devices charged and operational. A solar-powered generator will enable you to keep your cell phone, GPS, tablet, or laptop charged even if you lose power. Larger solar generators can power appliances, such as refrigerators, freezers, and home health care equipment. A solar panel kit can even be used to charge a car battery or purify the air in your car. Portable generators can also be fueled by gas and keep your appliances and electronic devices running.

Hurricane season is upon us, and it is essential to be prepared for the possibility that severe weather will strike. If you lose power or access to fresh food and water, you can be ready with a hurricane preparedness kit and supplies.

Choose the Right Supplies to Prepare for Your Camping Trip

If you are planning a camping trip this summer, the right gear is essential. You will need some basic supplies to make your time in the woods or at a campground safe and comfortable.

tentThe first thing you will need when camping is shelter. Tents are available in a variety of sizes to accommodate just one person or as many as seven or more. You can also choose a screen house or canopy, as well as accessories and camping furniture.

The next important part of your camping preparation is food. You can choose hiker food with a five-year shelf life if you are planning an extended trip or intend to go camping several times in the future. A cooler will help you keep your fresh food cold, and a barbecue set will let you cook up a delicious meal. You will also need clean drinking water. Rather than carry cases of bottled water, consider a water filter and purifier.

lanternYou will need light for those dark nights in the woods or at the campground. An LED lantern can illuminate a much larger area than you could with a flashlight.

You will want to stay clean on your camping trip. Portable toilets, portable showers, and privacy enclosures can help you stay comfortable when you are away from home.

first aid kitSafety is another important concern on your camping trip. Be sure to pack an outdoor first aid kit that contains all the supplies you will need to treat an injury.

You will also want to be able to stay in touch with others while you are camping. Take along a weather radio and a two-way radio to help you stay informed of conditions and be able to call for help if necessary.

If you are planning to go camping in the woods, you will need to be able to navigate to avoid losing your way. A GPS unit will help you know your location at all times so you will never get lost.

If your camping trip will include an outing on a river or lake in a boat or kayak, be sure to pack your life vest for safety.

Having the right tools and accessories available is also important on your camping trip. Swiss army products, multi-tools, and car accessories are essential so that you will be prepared for anything.

Whether you are planning an overnight stay at a campground or a week-long foray into the woods, be sure to pack all the equipment and supplies you will need to make your camping trip safe and enjoyable.

Survival Supply Has All the First Aid Supplies Your Business Needs

Survival Supply carries a complete line of industrial first aid kits and first aid stations to treat on-the-job injuries. Whether you or your employees work with hazardous materials, outdoors, or on the road, our industrial first aid kits and first aid stations contain all the supplies you will need to keep yourself and your employees safe.

industrial first aid kitOur industrial first aid kits include bandages, gauze pads, triangular slings, aspirin, alcohol pads, antiseptic wipes, antibiotic ointment, burn cream, first aid tape, instant cold compresses, sterile eye pads, vinyl gloves, scissors, tweezers, and first aid guides. Some of our kits also contain supplies needed for performing CPR and dealing with bloodborne pathogens. Our kits contain enough supplies to treat 10 to 150 people.

first aid stationIf you work in an office, factory, or other location with a large number of employees, one of Survival Supply’s first aid stations can provide all the supplies you will need to keep them safe. The shelves in our first aid stations come stocked with bandages, ointments, antiseptic, trauma pads, gloves, burn spray, eye wash, insect bite cream, CPR mouth shields, pain relievers, gloves, cold compresses, and first aid guides. Our first aid stations contain enough supplies to treat up to 200 employees.

Survival Supply also sells supplies separately to replenish your first aid kit or station. We sell unitized ammonia inhalant, antiseptic, bandages, bloodborne pathogen supplies, burn creams, cold compresses, eye wash, first aid tape, and wound dressings.

Survival Supply has all of the first aid supplies you will need to keep your employees safe at work. Choose from our line of industrial first aid kits, first aid stations, and refills to be prepared for any emergency that might arise.

Choose Survival Supply for Your Greenhouse or Storage Needs

If you enjoy gardening, you don’t need to limit your plant or vegetable growing to the spring and summer. A greenhouse from Survival Supply will allow you to grow plants and food in your yard year-round and provide protection from extreme temperatures, snow, ice, and frost.

greenhouseOur portable greenhouses have metal frames with durable, translucent polyethylene covers or heavy-duty polycarbonate panels to protect your crops or flowers from the elements. While they are durable, our greenhouses are also light enough to easily transport from one location to another.

Our greenhouses come in a variety of sizes and round or peak styles. Our greenhouse kits are constructed with sturdy steel frames that can stand up to heavy winds and rain. They are easy to set up and do not require any field cutting or drilling. The translucent polyethylene covers allow natural light in but will protect your plants from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

metal greenhouseSurvival Supply’s metal greenhouse kits have UV-resistant polycarbonate walls that allow sunlight in but do not have the safety issues associated with glass. Polycarbonate is one of the strongest polymers known and can stand up to all weather without rusting or rotting. Our metal greenhouses are constructed with quality materials and are easy to assemble.

We also offer peak style organic growers greenhouses with a compact design, innovative features, and quality construction. They are assembled with wing nuts and bolts at every connection point and do not require any tools.

Survival Supply’s round style organic growers greenhouses allow a lot of sunlight in for your plants and feature screened air vents on the front and back panels for superior airflow and ventilation. They are constructed with all-steel frames and covered with triple-layer, heat-bonded, rip-stop, translucent covers that are waterproof and UV-treated, both inside and out.

portable garageSurvival Supply also carries portable garages, carports, and canopies to protect your vehicle from rain, snow, ice, and wind. Our portable garages and carports are available in a variety of sizes and shapes and constructed with strong galvanized or powder-coated steel frames and polyethylene covers that are rip-stop, UV-resistant, waterproof, rot-proof, and mildew-resistant.

We also carry a selection of sheds to shelter your tools, lawnmower, or other equipment from the elements. Our storage sheds are constructed with all-weather, maintenance-free vinyl and are fire-retardant. They are available in a variety of sizes and come with or without floors and foundations.

Survival Supply also carries a line of sleeping accessories, including privacy shelters, shower rooms, cots, air mattresses, tents, Quickbeds, and sleeping bags, as well as Pack-Away picnic sets.

Choose Survival Supply for Your Summer Camp First Aid Needs

If you work at a summer camp, it is essential to be prepared for any type of injury that may occur outside, such as a fall, bite, or burn. Survival Supply has summer camp first aid kits with everything you need.

Survival Supply’s Camping Trauma Kit is perfect for large groups playing sports or camping. It provides everything you need to treat cuts, scrapes, burns, and poison ivy, including bandages, pain relievers, tweezers, first aid and burn treatments, and an emergency blanket.

trauma kit 100Our trauma kits for 50 or 100 people are designed to treat more serious injuries. They include a cervical collar, splint kit, multi trauma dressings, bandages, blood stoppers, and a solar blanket.

Survival Supply’s Trauma Pak with QuikClot can stop bleeding and control serious trauma until the victim can get more advanced treatment. It includes bandages, duct tape, a triangular bandage, and antiseptic wipes.

The Tactical Field Trauma Kit with QuikClot is designed to be used when venturing out into the wilderness. It contains bandages, QuikClot, burn and bite medication, and dressings for wounds.

outdoor first aid kitSurvival Supply’s 107-piece Outdoor First Aid Kit is ideal for hiking, camping, marine trips, home, and auto. It includes bandages, pain relievers, treatments for burns and insect bites, sunscreen, a finger splint, scissors, and tweezers.

205 outdoor first aid kitOur 205-piece Outdoor Kit contains bandages, gauze pads, pain relievers, burn and insect bite treatments, a cold compress, sterile eye pad, sunscreen, finger splint, scissors, and tweezers.

Survival Supply’s Team Sports Medic First Aid Kit can be used to treat a variety of sport-related injuries. It includes scissors, tweezers, thermometers, bandages, cold packs, pain relievers, gauze, trauma pads, and eye pads.

The 209-piece First Aid Station includes bandages, gauze, a trauma pad, first aid/burn cream, antibiotic ointment, first aid tape, scissors, tweezers, a CPR face shield, and gloves. It does not include medications.

Survival Supply also carries cold compresses, WoundSeal blood clot powder, snake bite kits, Wound Medic, splinter and tick removal kits, poison ivy and poison oak treatments, saline eyewash, burn gel, and insect bite treatments.

If you run a summer camp, it is important to be prepared for any injuries or problems that your campers may experience. Survival Supply’s summer camp first aid kits have everything you need.

Survival Supply Sport First Aid Kits Have Everything You Need to Treat Injuries on the Field

Whether you coach a Little League team or a professional football team, injuries can happen. Be prepared with a sport first aid kit from Survival Supply that contains everything you will need to quickly respond to an injury.

economy sportSurvival Supply’s Economy Sport and Little League first aid kits come complete with wipes, a variety of bandages, first aid cream, adhesive tape, tweezers, sterile sponges, safety pins, triple antibiotic cream, iodine wipes, latex gloves, alcohol wipes, hand soap, instant ice packs, scissors, and a first aid book. We also offer individual Little League first aid kits with the essentials.

little leagueOur Essential Sport First Aid Kit is ideal for Little League or any other sport. It includes an ice pack, scissors, anti-bacterial wipes, anti-septic swabs, alcohol pads, tweezers, burn ointment, gauze pads, bandages, and a first aid card.

triangularSurvival Supply’s triangular first aid kit is perfect for outdoor activities. It includes a highly reflective triangle on the front of the bag for visibility at night. The kit includes a cold compress, emergency blanket, scissors, abdominal pad, triangular bandage, gauze roll, adhesive tape, forceps, gauze pads, gloves, alcohol prep pads, towelettes, adhesive strips, tongue depressors, and a first aid card.

Our sport first aid kits come packaged in a pouch, duffel bag, or plastic case to make them easy to transport on and off the field.

Survival Supply also carries a line of cold compresses, face masks, hand and toe warmers, and wound seal clot powder applicators and pour packs, which can be purchased separately from our first aid kits.

If you coach a sport, it is essential to be prepared for potential injuries that may occur at any time. Survival Supply has complete first aid kits with everything you will need to help your players if injuries occur.