An emergency kit in your car is a necessity whether you are planning to do a lot of traveling or just driving your regular routes. In case disaster strikes and the roads become inaccessible, having emergency supplies at hand can spell the difference between life and death, particularly if you’re trapped in your car.
In developed countries, having clean water at your disposal at anytime is often just expected to always be available. Our water is collected and treated for us by treatment plants to remove contaminants such as heavy metals, bacteria and disease. It’s then delivered to our homes and the only effort required from us is to simply turn on the tap.
Earthquakes are devastating natural disasters. Even though they just last a couple of seconds, they still cause millions of dollars in damage to properties, and countless injuries, and even deaths. The scariest thing about earthquakes is that it hits without warning; as of present time, there is still no way to predict when and where the next earthquake will strike.
Food storage is an important and sometimes challenging part of emergency planning. Families should have enough food stored to last each person at least 4 days at a minimum. To be on the safe side, storing enough food to last a few weeks to a month should be sufficient for most people, but is ultimately up to you and your situation.
Emergencies often happen unexpectedly, so it’s important to be prepared and take the steps necessary to insure you have the supplies you need in a medical situation. A simple first-aid kit that’s easily accessible and portable with all the essential items can make all the difference and prove to be indispensable for providing timely medical treatment. A good first aid kit should contain the following items.