Being prepared makes a world of difference during an unexpected emergency. Being prepared can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany disasters. Communities, families, and individuals should know what to do in the event of a fire and where to seek shelter during a tornado. They should be ready to evacuate their homes and take refuge in public shelters and know how to care for their basic medical needs.
Having the right emergency survival kits, first-aid kits and emergency supplies on hand ahead of time is like having a spare tire in the trunk of your car: You hope not to have a flat tire, but it’s nice to know that a spare tire is there, ready for use, and to keep you going. Emergency preparedness is essential in this day and age.
You should also be ready to be self-sufficient for at least three days. This may mean providing for your own shelter, first aid, food, water, and sanitation. Three days could be the fastest that emergency services can reach if in the case of a disaster, and going three days without the necessities of life can bring deadly results to you and your family.
Your basic needs are food, water, shelter and sanitation. While we might take these things for granted in our everyday lives – a simple disaster like a hurricane can quickly turn this around. When a storm warning is issues, there is a mad rush to stock up on essential items to see you through. It is far from ideal having to join the crowd and fight for basic, life saving products. Being prepared means you are able to hunker down and ride out such situations as best as possible.
Survival Goods offers a range of emergency supplies for disaster preparedness.
It is easy to store food and water and think you are done however do not underestimate the need for hygienic conditions – even for short term emergencies. Natural disasters frequently disrupt plumbing systems which can render you without running water.
Being able to clean your hands is the number one defense against coming down ill with a virus or bacterial infection. The hygiene bundle contains 78 items to cover the essentials for maintaining high levels of sanitation. The bundle includes a handy camper’s solar shower which will seem luxurious during an emergency. Being able to wash up under a warm shower will undoubtedly boost morale and keep everyone fresh, happy and healthy.
- (2) 11 Piece Clear Solution Hygiene Kit: Including: Nail File, Toothbrush, .85 oz. of Toothpaste, Triple Head Razor, 2oz. Hand Sanitizer, Nail Clippers, .5 oz. Stick Deodorant, 1.5 oz Shave Cream, Comb, 2 oz. Shampoo / Body Bath, .35 oz Hand and Body Lotion
- (2) 13 Piece Female Hygiene Kit: Including: 1 - Plastic Comb, 1 - Hand & Body Lotion, 1 - Toothbrush, 1 - Toothpaste, 1 - Deodorant, 2 - Anti-Bacterial Soap, 1 - Hand Sanitizer, 1 - Pocket Tissue, 3 - Moist Towelettes, 1 - Maxi Pad
- (2) 14 Piece Male Hygiene Kit: Including: 1 - Plastic Comb, 1 - Hand & Body Lotion, 1 - Toothbrush, 1 - Toothpaste, 1 - Deodorant, 2 - Anti-Bacterial Soap, 1 - Hand Sanitizer, 1 - Pocket Tissue, 3 - Moist Towelettes, 1 - Aerosol Shaving Cream, 1 - Razor
- (2) Camper's Solar Shower: Heats 5 gallons of water, good for 3 to 4 showers, includes on / off control, hose and shower head, sturdy handle for hanging and carrying, can also be used for washing dishes.
Another necessity for survival is the ability to produce heat – to boil water, cook food and for warmth. Water sources can be contaminated with an array of bacterial and viral contingents like viral gastroenteritis, cholera, or hepatitis A. Many of these pathogens cause dysentery, an illness you may associate with developing countries. In an emergency situation where water is precious, this sickness would quickly become dire. An external source of heat becomes necessary in cooler temperatures or when attempting to fight of hyperthermia. Being able to start a fire becomes a necessary survival skill. Survival Goods stocks the famous
Wise Fire (Fire Starters)
which are made from inert minerals and recycled wood which is secured by a patented blend of paraffin.
This combination makes the Fire Starters safe to use as well as environmentally friendly. Its non volatile nature means the fire remains contained and is free from unexpected flair ups. These fire starters have a reputation for being able to build a fire basically anywhere, despite the circumstance due to their wind and rain resistance. Each one-cup pouch will burn for up to 30 minutes to allow you to boil water or cook food making these pouches an all-round excellent addition for your evacuation kit.
Aside from absolute necessities, Survival Goods stocks a 60 Watt Power Cell
and a Dynamo Charger
. These products can be used to keep your electronic devices running when the electrical grid is down, allowing you to maintain communication with family, listen into emergency broadcasts and stay up to date with important information.
The Dynamo charger has a lithium battery and light can be used for Iphone, Mobile, PSP, GPS, Camera, Ipod, Ipad, Android and just about any of your personal electronic devices. It uses a hand crank to charge the battery, which then passes its charge onto your devices. This is perfect for adding to your 72 hour kit so you can charge on the run.
The 60 Watt power cell charges or runs: laptops, cellphones (adaptors included), LED lighting and more for power wherever you happen to be! It uses a lithium ion battery for efficiency. It contains universal power distribution to devices requiring 5v to 21v.
This unit is also rechargeable with solar panels which are not included and would need to be sourced separately.
Being able to contact emergency services is vital and these packs help to extend the life of your cellphone battery. Include them in your disaster preparations today.