Whether at home, work or socializing with friends, emergencies can and do happen. Many of which occur when least expected. Being prepared for any emergency can save lives as well as returning home to loved ones safely.
Preparing for an emergency is vital within the home as well. Home emergencies are just as likely to occur as outside emergencies. This is something that everyone may need to consider at some stage, not just outside explorers or hikers. Although being prepared for emergencies is a vital part of their daily life when out on new adventures.
But how does anyone prepare or plan for emergency situations? This article offers information about emergency preparedness and items available to purchase when considering or planning a survival strategy or building a kit.
One of the most useful objects to consider when planning a strategy can be the get home bag. These come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but one day may play a big part in returning a stranded motorist or office worker home safely. It is important however, to consider the ever-changing seasons, so these bags can be adjusted accordingly. For example a sunhat and sunscreen would not be required during the winter months, just as a winter coat and gloves would not be required during summer. An ideal and the most preferred style for a get home bag is a backpack as it leaves both hands free for other things. Messenger bags can also be used, but they can pull on shoulders if too heavy. Either the way, the bag itself needs to be large enough to carry a fair amount of supplies. The get home bag can be kept in a vehicle or in an office, but it needs to be somewhere that is easily reached in emergency situations. Some even choose to keep a small bag on their persons throughout the day. This type of get home bag is considerably smaller. All bags must be ale to carry a sufficient amount of water and water purification tablets.
Emergency preparedness in the home is significantly different to the bags mentioned. For home emergencies a fire extinguishers are good to have as well as recommended. Alternative cooking methods and lighting such as a small camping stoves and oil lamps are essential survival items to consider. But there should also be a strategy in place on where to go should the home become inhabitable. Making sure there is sufficient food available in order to survive also goes a long way when being prepared for an emergency.
When strategizing on everyday essentials with regards to the above emergency preparedness guide, both kits will benefit from the use of essential items such as toilet paper and paper towels. Basic first aid kits are also an important consideration and will be required in the majority of emergency situations. Many of these items can be cost efficient when bought as a package or on their own.