Friday, July 27, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Friday, June 15, 2012
FloodSax – the Sandless Sandbag
FloodSax® – The innovative self-inflating flooding protection system is set to revolutionise the way you control damage due to flooding. The semi-porous inner liner contains hundreds of absorbent crystals which absorb water to 90% capacity in just 3 minutes. Once the water is in there, it stays there and the bags act just like traditional sandbags to keep flood water at bay.
FloodSax® are clean, compact and lightweight so they can be stored in homes and businesses prone to flash flooding or accidental water damage. FloodSax® enable people to defend themselves and react immediately to flooding which can potentially avoid a disaster altogether.
Friday, June 8, 2012
WHAT IF becomes WHAT NOW!
Think about where you may be if a disaster affects your entire regional community where you live or work. You may be in a region where one of these types of events may happen; Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Floods, Tornados, Forest Fires, Winter Storms and the possibility of a Terrorist Attack. You may have to evacuate without warning and with only the clothing on your back. Will you know what to do?
The 10/80/10 Rule:
- 10% of the people will Panic in the case of an emergency
- 80% of the people will Do Nothing and wait for help
- 10% of the people will Be Prepared and know what to do
Most of us fall into the 80% where we wait for help from the First responders and government. Unfortunately you may be limited or have no outside resources available for some time. It may take 72 hours or more for someone to help you. You need to survive on your own.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Medications Prescription or non-Prescription - If you have medications that you have to take on a regular basis, you need to keep at least 3 days worth in your Car Kit. Many drugs break down in the extreme heat of a car, so ask your pharmacist how long they’ll stay safe in your car and how long they’ll stay effective. The life expectancy of your drugs will be different depending on where you live and the season of the year. Add extra eye glasses or contacts if you use them. In addition, consider carrying ibuprofen, anbesol, or even prescription pain medications.
Flashlight and battery powered or hand crank radio - Include extra batteries. There are 8 and 12 hour lightsticks available that make a great addition to your kit.
First Aid kit - with a reference guide. The all purpose first aid kits have all the items for all potential emergencies at home, in the car, outdoors or on the water.
Important documents such as out of state phone numbers of family or friends that can be emergency contacts. All these should be kept in a water proof container. In a 72 hour emergency kit we suggest copies of insurance policies, identification, pictures of every member of the family and bank records.
Comfort items such as toys, books, games, puzzles and deck of playing cards for entertainment. Don’t forget paper and pencils.
Money - Have cash since ATMs and credit cards will not work if the power is out. Note: $30 or $40 in smaller currency like singles, five and tens.
Clothing, Blankets and Sleeping Bags- If you ever wear flip flops, heels, or dress shoes, then consider carrying a pair of quality shoes/boots in your car. Provide a change of clothes. You should either carry clothes for both summer and winter or change the clothing contents of your kit every spring/fall. Stick in at least one pair of quality socks, underwear and gloves as well.
Sanitary supplies - Toilet paper, towelettes, diapers, feminine supplies, personal hygiene items and bleach. Toothbrush, toothpaste, wet-naps, bar of soap, shampoo and conditioner, dental floss pick, hand and body lotion, deodorant gel, twin blade razor, black comb, maxi-pads, shaving cream packet, washcloth and pocket tissue packs.
Other items you may want to consider – matches in water proof container, mess kit, paper cups, plates, plastic utensils, utility knife, plastic sheeting, duct tape, dusk mask tools, body warmers, hand warmers and garbage bags.
Map: Consider making an evacuation route on the map from your local area. Consider a place out of area to meet up if you are separated.
Most kits have everything thrown in the main compartment. Every time you need something, you have to sort through all of the contents. Consider taking some Ziploc freezer bags or packing cubes. Make sure to mark everything very plainly by writing on a strip of duct tape or athletic tape. One method you can use to separate everything is the following system: Fire, Shelter, Water, Food, Medical (prescriptions, pain, stomach, etc.) Trauma (bandages, splints, tweezers, scissors, wound irrigation, etc.) Security, Tools, Pets and Clothes. Once you have made your kit you will have more confidence and peace of mind since you know that your car kit will support you and your family in an emergency rather than just guessing and hoping that everything will work out.