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Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Being Stranded, etc.
You never can anticipate a disaster, getting prepared is extremely important. This article is the basics of what you should always have and maintain in your rig to ensure a better survival rate in case of a disaster. Also to try to help truckers, families, homeowners and anyone interested in some quick survival necessities.
Let’s discuss what you should have on hand that will make a potentially lifesaving difference if a disaster strikes.
1.) A Disaster First Aid Kit Please do not skim over this part. As you might be thinking, “Okay I have one of those easy, I’ll just check that off this list!” -hopefully not you. When you are preparing for a disaster your $10 kit with Band-Aids and ointment in it, most likely will not be enough. Other items to consider:
- Needle and thread / Sutures
- A lighter
- Pain / Allergy Medication
- Backup supply of your prescription meds
For more help ensuring your first-aid kit is ready, check out the Redcross Website
“When you are preparing for a disaster your $10 kit with Band-Aids and ointment in it, most likely will not be enough.”
2.) Light Sabers!
Okay, sorry the Stars Wars fanboy just showed his colors. I meant flashlights / torches. You are going to want at least three different types.
1. A strong LED D-cell flashlight
2. A good headlamp
3. Last but not least, a wind-up flashlight
4. A knife and flint
Time to go back to the Stone Age. A lighter is not always accessible and what if you are stuck somewhere really cold and cannot get out of it? If nothing else you can look pretty cool at a camp fire if you can start the fire without matches. Learn how to properly setup and a light a fire bundle here.
In addition to starting a fire, a knife is the perfect disaster preparedness tool. The possibilities are endless with what you can do with a knife: hunt, carve, cut, self-defense, create shelter, etc.
4.) Water, Water, Water
It can never be said enough that water is essential. There is the rule of three’s; you can survive 3 weeks without food and only 3 days without water. So make it simple on yourself. Store a couple gallons in your cab and also purchase a water purifier pump / tablets. Never go out without a backup supply period.