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.

Wise Emergency Foods from Survival Supply 20 Percent Off

emergency foodIn the event of an emergency, you may not have access to enough food. Be prepared by stocking up on Wise dehydrated and freeze-dried emergency foods. Take advantage of a unique opportunity. From February 15 to 25, Wise Emergency Foods will be 20 percent off.

Dehydrated food has several advantages. The food maintains its original flavor, shape, color, texture, and nutritional value. With water removed, food is condensed and lightweight. When water is added, the food is quickly reconstituted. Wise Foods also have a shelf life of up to 25 years.

Wise Foods uses innovative packaging to make meals that are better protected and easier to store and prepare than other brands. Wise Foods uses a packaging technique that removes the majority of residual oxygen from the pouch and packs it with nitrogen. You will not need to remove an oxygen absorber from each pouch, which will make preparation easier. Simply add hot water, and in 10 to 20 minutes your food will be ready to eat.

While other companies package their emergency food in 10-pound cans, Wise Foods packages meals in four-serving family-size mylar pouches. This packaging makes products easier to store and eat and prolongs the food’s shelf life. Wise Foods are packaged in compact four-gallon square buckets that are easy to store and carry. The containers are notched on the bottom to make them stackable. Wise Foods containers have resealable pull tab lids that are simple to open and close.

Wise Foods offers a variety of meals for your emergency needs, including dehydrated breakfasts, entrees, meats, and rice, and freeze-dried fruits and vegetables. Choose from a wide assortment of tasty, nutritious meals. Take advantage of Survival Supply’s special offer and stock up on Wise Emergency Foods today.

Survival Supply Has Kits for Your Winter Emergency Needs

Winter is the worst time to be stranded if your car breaks down or you get into an accident. Be prepared with one of Survival Supply’s emergency car kits.

all-in-one emergencyOur All-in-One Car Emergency Kit is your most complete option. It includes an air compressor, lightsticks, tow rope, jumper cables, first aid kit, flashlight with batteries, fire extinguisher, mylar “space” blanket, poncho with hood, Swiss-style knife, tire sealant and inflator, gloves, whistle, duct tape, utility knife, “call police” distress flag, and reflective triangle.

Survival Supply’s All-in-One Winter Roadside Kit contains an emergency triangle, folding shovel, jumper cables, flat tire fixer, tow rope, first aid kit, high-visibility blanket, safety vest, utility knife, 14-in-1 pocket tool, heavy-duty work gloves, duct tape, ice scraper with glove, flashlight with batteries, solar blanket, poncho, lightsticks, handwarmers, and bag.

all-in-one deluxeOur All-in-One Deluxe Winter Car Kit contains the same essentials as the All-in-One Winter Roadside Kit. In addition, it includes a revolving signal light, body warmer, adjustable wrench, and 6-in-1 screwdriver.

Survival Supply’s Winter Prepper Kit contains a duffel bag with a reflective triangle, jumper cables, tire inflator and sealant, safety vest, first aid kit, poly fabric blanket, “call police” banner, PVC dotted gloves, large utility knife, duct tape, hand warmers, emergency blanket, poncho, light sticks, hand mitt with ice scraper, flashlight with batteries, and collapsible shovel.

Our All-in-One Ultimate Winter Kit includes jumper cables, tow rope, a collapsible shovel, ice scraper, screwdriver set, tire inflator, emergency triangle, flashlight with batteries, signaling cone for the flashlight, lightsticks, roadside safety manual, survival instruction card, fabric blanket, knit gloves, hand warmer, candles, emergency blanket, and emergency poncho.

Survival Supply’s Ultimate Winter Car Emergency Kit includes 24-hour roadside assistance that will have you covered for up to three service calls. Get help with towing, jump starting your car, changing a tire, getting fluids delivered, and lockouts. In addition, the kit contains jumper cables, tow rope, a collapsible shovel, ice scraper, flashlight with batteries, signaling cone for the flashlight, roadside safety manual, survival instruction card, fabric blanket, knit gloves, hand warmers, candles, and safety matches.

Our #1 selling Severe Weather Winter Travel Kit has been endorsed by television stations across the country. The AAA kit contains a first aid kit, flashlight with batteries, hand warmers, survival blanket, emergency whistle, fleece set (cap, gloves, and scarf), folding shovel, ice scraper, LED safety strobe, emergency candles, waterproof matches, and AAA emergency car care guide.

premium warriorSurvival Supply’s Premium Warrior Road Kit is the best and most advanced AAA-approved emergency car kit. It includes a first aid kit, jumper cables, emergency warning triangle, air compressor with gauge, LED hand-crank flashlight, cotton gloves, emergency poncho, stainless steel multi-tool, emergency whistle, duct tape, Phillips and flat head screwdrivers, fleece set (cap, gloves, and scarf), shop cloths, bungee cords, cable ties, and AAA emergency car care guide.

Survival Supply’s Winter Ready Car Kit includes a fabric blanket, collapsible shovel, flashlight with batteries, signal cone for the flashlight, automotive safety manual, hand warmers, tea light candles, safety matches, cotton knit gloves, foam knee pad, survival instruction card, and ice scraper.

Our Winter Ready Car Emergency Kit contains a flashlight with batteries, emergency blanket, poncho with hood, whistle, folding metal shovel, hand warmers, “call police” distress flag, waterproof matches, candles, and knit gloves.

Survival Supply’s Deluxe All Weather Car Emergency Kit contains a fleece blanket, jumper cables, air compressor with built-in gauge, tow rope, tire sealant and inflator, pliers, screwdrivers, emergency tape, bungee cord, flashlight with batteries, repair wire, and first aid kit.

Our Ever Ready Weather Kit includes jumper cables, blanket, tow rope, shovel, hand warmers, work gloves, matches, candles, rain poncho, triangle with pedestal, SOS sign, lightsticks, flashlight with batteries, first aid card and kit, gasoline antifreeze, and foam kneeling pad.

Survival Supply’s Winter Cross Country Kit includes roadside assistance for up to three calls for towing, jump starts, tire changes, fluid delivery, and lockout assistance. The kit includes jumper cables, tow rope, collapsible shovel, tire sealant, pliers, 2-in-1 screwdriver, cable ties, window-mounted triangle, flashlight with batteries, signaling cone for the flashlight, roadside safety manual, utility knife, blanket, knit gloves, reflective vest, rain poncho, candles, safety matches, shop cloth, and first aid kit.

Our Premium Auto Emergency Kit includes jumper cables, tow rope, an air compressor, 14-piece socket tool set, Phillips and flat head screwdrivers, cable ties, roadside triangle, flashlight with batteries, signaling cone, fabric blanket, knit gloves, nitrile gloves, reflective vest, rain poncho, and first aid kit.

Our Winter Survival Kit includes jumper cables, an emergency ration pack, emergency water, flashlight with batteries, signal cone for the flashlight, automotive safety manual, first aid kit, emergency poncho, blanket, hand warmers, tie down straps, cotton knit gloves, PVC tape, and a utility knife.

Survival Supply’s Winter Outdoor Kit contains an emergency blanket, hand warmer, tea light candle, safety matches, moist towelette, adhesive strips, and lip balm.

Winter poses more risks than other seasons. Don’t find yourself unprepared for an emergency. Survival Supply has everything you need to be ready for the unexpected when traveling this winter.

Survival Supply Offers Emergency Water and Purification Kits

FEMA, the Department of Homeland Security, and other safety experts recommend keeping one gallon of water per person per day on hand in case of an emergency. This should include 50 percent potable water for drinking and cooking and 50 percent for hygiene.

Emergency water needs to have a long shelf life to last in storage. Canned water lasts longer than water stored in other types of containers. The technology was developed during World War II and has evolved over the years. While bottled water has a shelf life of two years, the Department of Homeland Security and the American Red Cross recommend replacing emergency bottled water every six months.

Survival Supply’s canned water is produced in the United States and meets the highest FDA standards for water preservation. Canned water produced today has a shelf life of up to 30 years. Alka canned emergency water is processed through multiple micro filtration, ultraviolet, and ozone infusion processes to make it the purest and safest drinking water. It contains natural calcium to provide active cellular hydration and regulate your body’s pH level, which is necessary to maintain health. Water pouches offer a shelf life of up to five years.

water filtration bottleSurvival Supply also carries a line of water purification tools to remove impurities from water that has been contaminated and make it safe to drink. We offer a water filtration bottle designed with technology from NASA that can effectively filter most impurities from contaminated water. Level 1 filters are carbon-based and can reduce chlorine, taste, and odor. Level 2 filtration uses a 2 micron pore size and positively charged electro-adsorption process to draw and trap harmful agents that are much smaller than the pores.

Our nano-silver membrane filters can eliminate over 600 types of bacteria. PurifiCups use a silver membrane filter to remove up to 99.99 percent of bacteria, parasites, and pathogens and provide up to 24 gallons of pure drinking water.

siphon microfilterSurvival Supply also offers Katadyn Siphons that can filter water in any container by using gravity. Simply place the ceramic filter in the container, place the container on higher ground, and the siphon will filter the water. It has a silver-impregnated, cleanable ceramic element and can purify up to 5,000 gallons of water.

 

vario microfilterOur vario microfilters use ceramic and pleated microfiltration to filter water under a variety of conditions. They use replaceable carbon, so water always tastes fresh. A cleanable ceramic disc extends the life of the primary microfilter.

Survival Supply also carries faucet-mounted, chemical-free, pocket, and hiking microfilters. Our mini ceramic microfilter is the lightest, most compact filter available. It can fit in a coat pocket or waist pack and is capable of filtering up to 2,000 gallons of water. We also carry TRK drip microfilters and KFT Expedition high-capacity filtration systems, as well as desalination kits to filter sea water.

Whether you are looking for drinking water to store in the event of an emergency or a means of filtering contaminated water, Survival Supply has everything you need to be sure that you and your family will have safe drinking water whenever you need it.