- Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Unexpected emergencies happen. Winter storms, power-outages, and things you have no control over. What you can control is your preparedness from the worst situations to the not so bad, but still unfortunate. Find a large sturdy toolkit or duffle bag to keep in your apartment and fill it with the following survival items. It’s best to keep it in your hallway closet, kitchen, or a safe place you can get to quickly and most likely in the dark.
- Flashlights. Keep at least two large ones in your kit and possibly a smaller one just in case.
- Small radio. This doesn’t have to be anything special, just a battery-powered radio strong enough to get a signal of at least the AM stations. Preset the dial to a reliable local station. A battery-powered alarm clock could also suffice.
- First Aid Kit. You can purchase a fully-stocked kit from any pharmacy with everything you need in one convenient place.
- Batteries. You won’t get very far without these! Make sure you recognize the various types you need and buy a pack or two for each size. You might also want to practice putting the batteries into your flashlights and radio. It can be harder than you think especially when you’re anxious or rushed in an emergency. It should preferably take you less time to change the batteries than it did these guys.