Emergency preparedness is for everyone. The more basic emergency needs that each family or individual can prepare for themselves, the less stress there will be placed on emergency management services. Summer storms, tornadoes and hurricanes often come with damaging winds and rain, and have similar preps even though they occur in different areas of the country. The United States has more tornadoes each year than any other country, averaging over 1000 per year, but the United Kingdom has the highest number of tornadoes per unit of land area, per foreignpolicy.com. Everyone should take the time to make these basic disaster preparedness preps. Have an emergency preparedness plan no matter what region you live in. They may just save your life and the lives of those you care about. [Read more…]
Building Your Own Emergency Medical Kit
Everyone needs at least one emergency medical kit. You should have a kit in each vehicle and in your home. The kit needs to include trauma items for serious events. We recommend the 12 Survivors First Aid Roll up Kit if you want a partially stocked med kit as a starting point.
You can use the emergency medical kit list below to replace items in an existing kit, supplement existing kits and/or build your own customized First Aid Kits (FAK) or individual first aid kit (IFAK) . Our target for this list is to identify items for your FAK that are a step below or near the basic EMT level kit, for a med kit would be useful at home, at work and in the wild. [Read more…]
Our recommendations for best first aid kit for different skill levels, tips for first aid kit use and items missed in many kits.
As part of our emergency preparedness preparations (and because my husband was a Boy Scout), we've been slowly beefing up our stash of emergency medical supplies. In this post we cover our recommendations for best first aid kit for different skill and preparedness levels. These are suitable for car first aid kits, travel emergency kits or home and office. You should have at least one small Basic First Aid Kit for each vehicle, and one or more in your home. We do suggest adding certain items to the First Aid Kits, which are noted below the emergency kit lists. [Read more…]
Most people give very little thought to the storage and shelf-life of over the counter medication, beyond keeping things out of the reach of children. If you stock one or emergency medical kits, you may end up storing medications for longer periods of time. How long is too long to store over the counter medication, and what's the best way to store it? [Read more…]