Prepare now for problems ?
It is worth getting a few basic precautions ready for a disaster. After all, recent historical events have shown us that floods, terror attacks or power outages can happen to any of us at any time. So a disaster kit is never a waste of time.
Get yourself an emergency kit all ready for an impending disaster. A survival kit must contain supplies and vital tools that will help create a person with a basic shelter against the elements, help them keep warm, first aid in case of minor accidents, provide food and water and also a means of signalling anyone who maybe close by to rescue you.
The amount of gear in your kit will depend on how you plan to carry the kit. If you are going to keep it around your person then a small metal tobacco type tin will be just great. If you plan to keep it in you car, then an old tool box should be more than adequate and not take up too much space.
The best idea when planning a survival kit is to stop and think about life without your luxuries. If suddenly I had not food or shelter what would you need to ensure that ourselves and our families the right are able to survive a few days. The ideal plan is therefore to prepare well in advance for all possible survival situations. Being prepared is the key. If you are prepared for every possible situation then you have a very good chance of living through any life threatening circumstances.
With a survival kits ready now, then you can at least be sure of not having to try to find thing at the very last minute in an emergency. Remember, it wont just be you looking to survive. Without power there could be no shops or stores. The time to be prepared is now, so get your emergency survival kit together today.
Below are some survival basics :
Water – we all need at least one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
Food - Buy least a three-day supply of non-perishable food and update it as the best before dates exipre
A whistle or bell to signal for help if you get trapped in your building.
Dust mask – to help filter contaminated air out of your system.
Light – Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a Flashlight. A supply of candles may also help you.
First aid kit - Vital for any emergency situation. It may just save you life if you cant get any medical help quickly
Shelter – Plastic sheeting and duct tape to help make your shelter secure and dry
Basic tools - Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
Local maps – Know you local area well in case you need to escape in an emergency.
And dont forget that you need to carry your survival kit in a suitable container. This container should be large enough to carry everything you need for you and your family and should be:
Waterproof. or Water-repellent (or vacuum sealed in air tight plastic)
Easy to carry.
For Home you should always have the following items close by:
Matches (stored in a watertight contianer)
Wind-up or battery powered clock/radio
Charcoal and lighter fluid
Plastic bags for your rubbish
Paper plates, cups and plastic eating utensils
Camera with batteries and storage card
Plastic sheeting for roof or window repair
Water purification kit
Tool kit, including nails, screws, duct tape, rope