Different Types of Survival Kits

If you have an emergency preparedness kit in your home then you probably know how important it is to be prepared for whatever may come next in life. From having something simple like a first aid kit to something that will prepare you a bit more like a solar powered generator there are a variety of degrees of preparedness. One type of item that all people should have in their emergency preparedness kits regardless of how prepared they are or are not is a survival kit. Survival kits will help keep you prepared in even the most dire situations; read on to find out about the different types of survival kits and how they may help save your life some day.

72-Hour Survival Kits – If an emergency strikes and it leaves you unable to leave for help and you find yourself stranded you may wonder how you will survive, especially if you are away from home. This is where a 72-hour survival kit can come in handy. These kits are outfitted with enough supplies to last one person for 72 hours. These kits include the necessities such as food and water but also include things that will come in handy when stranded such as a small first aid kit, a flashlight, and a radio. These items will typically be compactly packed in a fanny pack or backpack so you can strap it on and be ready to go while keeping your hands free.

Earthquake Survival Kits – If you live in an area of the country where earthquakes are common then you are probably aware of how important it is to be prepared incase an earthquake hits. You likely have a basic first aid kit as every household should but do you have other supplies that may come in handy? There are survival kits built by professionals that were created specifically for those who endure earthquakes. By investing in one of these survival kits today you will be prepared for whatever may happen next in the event of an earthquake; also make sure you read up on the steps to take if an earthquake does occur.

These are just two types of survival kits that will come in handy if disaster strikes. By completing research on other types of survival kits you can rest assured that you will be prepared. You may also want to take first aid courses so you can feel comfortable performing any necessary first aid if disaster strikes and you must go into survival mode.

Why You Should Always Have a Vehicle Emergency Kit

Now that winter is in full swing you probably notice how chilly it is outside if you live in a part of the country where cold weather hits. It is no secret that driving in the winter can be more dangerous with snow and icy roads ahead; this is why it is crucial that you have a vehicle emergency kit in your car at all times. If you don’t already have a vehicle emergency kit of some kind in your car then you may not be sure just how useful they can be. Read on to find out more about vehicle emergency kits, roadside emergency kits, and other supplies that will come in handy while on the road.

If you have read our blog before you probably know how important it is that you are always prepared in the event of an emergency. While you may not think about an emergency occurring when you are out on the road it is certainly a possibility, especially in inclement weather. If an emergency does occur whether you are in an accident, you witness an accident, or you simply run out of gas you will find that your vehicle emergency kit will come in handy.

A vehicle emergency kit will include the basics you would expect such as a fully stocked first aid kit. But many emergency car kits include road related items such as road flares, pop up traffic cones, jumper cables, and a blanket that will keep you warm in the event of being trapped in your car. Depending on the emergency kit you purchase you will find that there could be more items that will help on the road or fewer items if you don’t deem the extensive kits necessary. In the end the emergency vehicle kit you choose will be up to you; it is a good idea to evaluate the drives that you regularly take, the climate that you live in, and your driving habits to decide on which kit you should add to your car.

By having an emergency vehicle kit in your car you will be prepared for what may come next while on the road this winter. Make sure your cell phone is also always fully charged so you can rest assured that you will have means of contact if an emergency does occur. You may also want to take a first aid class if you have not before so you will be prepared to help if called to action after an emergency on the road.

How Safety Supplies Can Help in an Emergency

If you have an emergency preparedness kit you are likely someone who likes to be prepared for whatever is going to come next. Whether a storm rolls in or a larger disaster strikes your emergency preparedness kit will help get you through if it is stocked with the right items. You likely have first aid supplies, emergency lights, and a stock of nonperishable food and water in your emergency kit; while all of these items do create an outstanding emergency kit you may want to consider the addition of safety supplies to your emergency kit.

By adding safety supplies you can rest assured that you will truly be prepared in case a disaster does strike. When you think of safety supplies you may think that everything in your emergency kit is a safety supply but there are products you should invest in for physical safety. If you sustain an injury during an emergency you may not be able to help those around you or yourself. So read on to discover which safety supplies will keep you protected if and when an emergency does strike.

The first safety supply that you should consider is a hard hat; you can easily pop a hard hat on if you are experiencing an earthquake or any other disaster that may lead to objects falling on your head. You will be able to explore the aftermath of the disaster without worrying too much about what may fall on your head. You should have a hard hat for every member of your family and place them in a location that is easily accessible in case an emergency occurs without warning. By having a hard hat on if something does fall on your head you may end up with a small headache but you likely won’t suffer the brain damage that you would without the hat.

Next you should add work gloves to your emergency preparedness kit. Whether it gets cold or you need to clean up and move around a material that would cut up your hands after the disaster you will find the work gloves incredibly handy. You should also include at least one pair of safety glasses in your emergency preparedness kit. While you may not be able to think of a scenario in which you would need safety glasses after a disaster it is always better to be on the safe side. And finally you should also include respiratory protection in your emergency preparedness kit. If buildings fall down and debris is floating in the air or a pandemic breaks out these masks will help you keep your family’s lungs and health protected.