Sunday, October 14, 2012

Advanced First Aid Kits

It's good to have your basic first aid kit for minor injuries. Are you ready for a true emergency and are in survival mode. What if you are left stranded for days without food or clean drinking water? Living in California I am witness to people getting stuck in these kinds of situations. You can see these types of events occur around the nation by just turning on the television. The best thing to have is a resource that keeps you safe and alive. You need a pack that has all the necessities.
A good survival kit has a first aid supply. On top of the first aid you need to be ready for anything. Of course the first thing you think about when it comes to survival is food and water. There are various paks designed to feel multiple people for 72 hours. Inside there are things like food bars, water boxes and 30 water purification tablets. The water purification tablets are like magic making questionable water safe to drink. Even if you get caught away from shelter this food in water should keep you a bit at ease. What if you get caught away from home?
You can find a kit with a tent, plastic sheeting, a roll of duct tape, and 10 emergency blankets.With these emergency blankets 90% of body heat reflects right back you. This is key if your caught out doors or in a cold city. No matter where you are this kit has information on how to survive any disaster inside the er survival guide. If you need to signal help you a whistle and light sticks are good ideas. There are also solar and hand crank powered NOAA weather band am/fm radio, flashlight, and charger. In this day in age the charger is really a difference maker. This charger is special because most of them never need batteries. You charge it by using the hand crank or solar panel. Whether you have a iPhone, blackberry or droid it doesn't matter. Your phone charges and can be ready use for communication. The emergency candles and waterproof matches may also come in handy during survival mode.
A clever item I have noticed inside first aid kits are pry crow bars. Not only may you need to pry something open you may need to pound something or defend yourself. Another good resource inside First aid kits are the potassium iodate pills that are included. These pills help shield the thyroid from radiation damage after an emergency. If there is an emergency and no toilet, you can utilize buckets with snap on toilet seat and sanitation bags. Certain kits really have what you need.
There are many kits out there. Targeted toward different tragedies. A brand that has all the different types of kits is Quake Kare. They are a leading brand for equipment. They have been the industry leading manufacturer and supplier of emergency preparedness kits in the U.S. If you are going to spend your money on a kit you might as well get the leading brand. With the quality items you get inside you can increase your chances of survival.

1 comment:

  1. A healthy supply of first aid supplies can eliminate a minor incident turning into a major drama.

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