What Should Be In A Car Emergency Kit?

Why should you have a car emergency kit? A car emergency kit should be in every driver’s vehicle yet it’s one of the most overlooked types of roadside emergency equipment. If you live in or travel through areas of remote wilderness, or places that regularly experience severe weather, such as snowstorms and thunderstorms, then you’re at risk. Your car emergency kit should have the necessary tools for first aid, food, and water. A car emergency kit can be used when you’re stuck in your vehicle waiting for help to arrive or when you’re forced to leave your car and survive. You should have enough survival gear to last at least 72 hours and have access to a shovel or ax …

Emergency Food

Emergency food becomes necessary when disaster strikes and your grocery stores are forced to close or have run out of food. Interestingly, grocery stores only stock approximately one week’s worth of food at any given time. So running out is a real possibility, especially if they’re forced to close due to bad weather or can’t get resupplied. The question then becomes how much food should you store to keep your family safe. The government would have you believe that 72 hours is enough time for them to restore critical infrastructure and rescue your family. I’m here to tell you that’s baloney. You only have to look at recent examples around the U.S. to see that’s not true. From Hurricane Katrina, …

How To Create An Emergency Plan In 6 Easy Steps

1. Get Your Household Information Squared Away Emergencies happen with little or no warning, so it’s essential to have all your household information easily accessible. That includes insurance documents, birth certificates, passports, and local maps. Place these items inside your emergency kit and have it stowed away. Create secondary copies of each document and place them inside your car emergency kit. Having two sets of prints ensures your prepared to respond to any emergency, on the road or at home. 2. Know Your Local Hazards To build an effective emergency plan, you need to know the hazards that are most likely to affect your family. Is it a tornado, a power outage, a flood? Understanding is important. Because it gives …

MRE Meals To The Rescue For Emergency Situations

There are times when you think that disasters will never strike your area but that is when you’re at your most vulnerable. Many people who have experienced disasters may have also once thought this way much to their later regret. In order to properly prepare for a disaster, you need emergency food such as MRE (meals ready to eat). MRE meals are important in any disasters because it can sustain a family for many days due to its compact design and heavy duty packaging. The meals are formulated by top scientists and chefs of the government in order to give you the nutritional benefits that your body need. Every year, the menus of MRE meals are being replaced so that …

An Emergency Kit Can Save Your Life

Natural Disasters If an emergency kit can save just one life, it would be worth owning. Natural disasters have caused more than 20,000 deaths in the United States. Must-haves such as survival food, emergency water, shelter, sleeping bag and first aid supplies will give you a better chance of surviving disasters like a hurricane, fire, blizzard and an earthquake. The following article will attempt to outline the many different uses an emergency kit may provide you and your family during natural disasters caused by severe weather, extreme heat, and snowstorms. Severe Weather A disaster kit could have saved one of the 6,000 people that died from severe weather in the United States. Thunderstorms, tornados, hurricanes, and floods have been responsible …

Emergency Preparedness Vs Disaster Recovery

First In A Series This is a first in a thoroughgoing number of articles about emergency preparedness, disaster recovery, emergency response, emergency survival, kids survival, and survival safety, that I intend to give to you by the end of September, 2008. A Full Plan The articles should give to you a disaster plan that covers everything that you need to know about survival, for your family disaster preparedness in the coming times. How To Find The Rest Of The Articles To find the rest of the articles, search my name, Tru Keesey, along with the topic that you want to know more about, for example "disaster plan" "survival tips", or "kids survival". List Of Possible Catastrophes (Usual) There is a …

What You Need Know About Survival Food Kits and Emergency Water Rations

If there’s any one thing that’s predictable about an adverse situation, it’s that you can never truly anticipate when and where it will strike. The same can be said for natural disasters. Yes, some regions of the globe are certainly more prone to suffering through inclement and treacherous weather conditions. However, even in the most moderate climates, Mother Nature can rear up, wreaking havoc on everything and everyone in her path. Heavy rains, blizzards, tornados, hurricanes and even earthquakes can occur virtually anywhere, forcing people to stay indoors without electricity for days and possibly weeks at a stretch. If your family suddenly found themselves stuck inside without power for an extended period of time, would you have the necessary resources …

It’s Wildfire Season, Are You Ready?

It’s time to start thinking about wildfire season and getting prepared! On July 3, 2012 our family was headed to Warm River, Idaho, for a family reunion. Due to her work schedule our 18 year old daughter remained at home. Just after 2pm I received a frantic phone call from her saying she could see a large fire burning in the mountains behind our home and she wanted to know what she should do if she had to evacuate. My first reaction was, how bad could it be? She snapped a picture and sent it to me and yes her alarm was justified. This wildfire, known as the Quail Hollow fire, consumed almost 2900 acres and caused the evacuation of …

A Roadside Emergency Kit Gives You Peace of Mind

Why you need a car emergency kit during a road trip? A roadside emergency kit is essential for anyone who decides to plan a road trip. Whether it’s a spur of the moment decision or a well thought out journey, a car emergency kit is a road trip essential. Mainly, if you’re traveling alone or with small children in dead zones with no cell coverage, you may not be able to call for emergency roadside assistance. While taking your car to a certified mechanic is always the best option, sometimes it’s not practical. For that reason, it’s important to always store your kit inside the trunk of your car. The contents of your survival bag will become your last line …

Are You Ready? Emergency Preparedness

There can be a chance for a disaster to strike maybe at unpredictable times. As there may not be enough time to prepare for such events, it can be a good idea and step to make necessary preparations in early times because there may not be enough resources available to survive after a disastrous event if necessary steps are not taken. There may be slightly different preparations for different types of catastrophes. Preparations for an earthquake may differ than preparations made for floods and other events. Emergencies can also be caused without natural disasters like in a severe power outage. In an emergency, the resources of a group can decrease significantly and some time may be needed to restore some …