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A natural extension of our expertise in generator selection is to also research and recommend critical items for all other aspects of emergency preparedness.
Starting with the most credible source of emergency preparedness information that we know, we are leveraging FEMA’s recommendations for a Basic Emergency Supply Kit to help categorize our product recommendations.
FEMA’s first recommendation is to have enough water and non-perishable food for several days.
While there are many many ways a family can stock water and food to meet this recommendation, there are some companies that can provide pre-assembled food kits, and/or water filters to help meet these basic needs. Here are a few of our recommendations in this category.
Next on the FEMA recommendation list is an extra cell phone battery or charger.
While the phone manufacturer or service provider can provide these essentials, Amazon actually provides more choices and is an easy and convenient source delivered directly to your home. There are what seems like countless options available. Here are some links to the basics.
The third item on the FEMA recommendation list is a battery-powered or hand crank radio that can receive NOAA Weather Radio tone alerts.
This is a very important item to help ensure communications during an emergency. Some models can also be used to charge your cell phone as well. Here are a few of our recommendations.
Also on the FEMA recommendation list is a flashlight and extra batteries.
There are countless options for flash lights and batteries and we are happy to provide some links to help facilitate your selection. Amazon is a very good source for flashlights and batteries and you can easily search for various models and have them delivered directly to your home, even during most emergencies. Here are a few of our recommendations.
The fifth item on FEMA’s recommendation list for a Basic Emergency Supply Kit, is a first aid kit.
A first aid kit is a key component of your Emergency Preparedness kit. While someone can assemble their own kit with various bandages, pain reliever medicines, etc., is is easier to purchase a pre-assembled kit with all the necessities. These are convenient, well organized and ready to go. The following are a few of our recommendations.
We have provided our recommendations, for products that fit into the first five categories on FEMA’s list for an Basic Emergency Preparedness Kit, however the list does continue on with other product categories that also include:
- Can opener
- Whistle to signal for help
- Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
FEMA also recommends some additional items to consider adding to an Emergency Supply Kit, which includes:
- Prescription medications and glasses
- Infant formula and diapers
- Pet food, water and supplies for your pet
- Important documents
- Cash and change
- Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
- Fire Extinguisher
- Matches in a waterproof container
We continue to expand our research, in order to recommend solutions for many emergency scenarios, that seem to be occurring with greater and greater frequency.