It began at the office when us employees thought we were losing our minds, having a seizure, or both. The lights flickered, then poof, we were in the dark. Considering that it was already 3:30 PM, we thought this was a perfect opportunity to wrap things up for the day and head home early. Lucky for us, nearly 5 million other people thought the same thing, which made the drive home thrilling as we inched along in traffic (It took around 2 hours to drive 16 miles).
Category Archives: Preparedness
As we begin rolling out our newest product, the Emergency Power Kit, I thought it would be appropriate to write about some small things we can do to prepare ourselves and our families for the worst; because as they say “it’s better to be safe than sorry.” The recent natural disasters we have seen throughout the world in just the first half of 2011 have made us think twice about our safety in the face of Mother Nature.
One of the first resources I fell upon was Ready.gov. They guide people using these three steps:
- Get a Kit
- Make a Plan
- Be Informed
They also offer disaster specific and state specific resources so there is good information for everyone in the world. So go check Ready.gov out and start preparing now.
There are tons of emergency kits out there so do a little research before you invest to figure out your specific needs. If you are worried about being stranded with no food or water such as in a flood, hurricane, or earthquake you may only be interested in having reserve nourishment. Kits like the Readybox or this Deluxe Emergency Kit have essential items you may need in the event you will not be able to reach clean water or food.
Some of you may be more interested in staying connected in the event of a power outage; you may want to get online, have light, or contact emergency medical services. If this is the case you may need a kit that can meet you power needs. The Emergency Power Kit we offer is one option and I really like this small solar phone charger.
These are just a few suggestions and resources to help you get started when prepare for emergencies. Personally, I believe it is essential to always be aware of the environment around you and respect the dangers (and wonders) Mother Nature presents (heat, cold, wind, earthquakes, storms etc.).