Emergency preparedness

6 Gadgets you should have in your car for winter emergencies

ARTICLE – Winter is just around the corner, and most people can’t completely avoid driving in the treacherous conditions that typically characterize the season. In addition to being extra cautious behind the wheel, it’s wise to invest in these six winter-ready gadgets. 1. The Trac-Grabber There’s nothing quite like the heart-sinking sound of car wheels spinning …

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Carry a complete set of cookware when you enjoy the great outdoors

We recently told you about the Stanley Mountain Vacuum Coffee System that lets you make fresh coffee while camping or hiking.  Today we have the Stanley Adventure Two Pot Prep and Cook Set that contains all the cookware you’ll need at your campsite.  The Set contains a folding cutting board, two 20oz bowls with lids, one melt-resistant nylon …

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With the Wind ‘n Go lantern, you’ll always have light

The Wind ‘n Go Vers-A-Light is a rechargeable LED lantern that can serve as a hand-held flashlight, camping light, reading light, or an emergency light.  You can carry it or hang it by its loop handle, or you can attach it to metal items with its built-in magnets.  It has 16 white LEDs that operate …

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Safe drinking water is in the bag

If you camp, hike, or enjoy other outdoor activities, you’ll need fresh, safe drinking water, but carrying along enough for your outing can be difficult.  You don’t want to risk drinking water from streams and ponds, because you don’t know if it’s safe.  With the Squeeze Water Filter System, you can have all the drinking …

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This new emergency light needs only water to operate for 72 hours

I recently reviewed the Eton Blackout Buddy, which is a combination night light, emergency pathway lighting, and flashlight in one compact unit.  It’s a great way to have a flashlight in your home with constantly charged batteries when you need one.  Eton’s new Blackout Buddy H2O is a perfect flashlight for your emergency kit in …

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Be prepared for emergencies big and small

This post is brought to you by eBay. All opinions are 100% mine. September is Emergency Preparedness month, and it’s time to think about what you and your family will do if disaster strikes.  Not all emergencies are of the end-0f-the-world or zombie-apocalypse scale.  They can be on a smaller scale, but just as potentially …

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Safely enjoy a campfire anywhere

With the Camco “Big Red Campfire” Propane Camp Fire, you can have a fire without having to gather firewood first.  It uses standard LP gas and has a built-in gas regulator with a 10-ft hose.  Camco says the “realistic log pieces and full ring burner help create the natural look and ambiance of wood log …

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Carry a chainsaw in your pocket

You’ll be ready to take down a tree at a moment’s notice with the Pocket Chainsaw in your gear kit.  The chain has 124 bi-directional teeth, and it’s made of high strength, heat-treated steel – specially coated for rust resistance.  It’s 28″ long, and it comes with hooks and handles; it all stores in a flat tin …

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The Nokero bulb is the “world’s only solar light bulb”

I don’t know if this is the world’s only solar light bulb, but the Nokero Solar Light Bulb certainly looks useful for off-grid situations.  It charges its AA-sized NiMH batteries with a high-efficiency solar panel, and it can provide 6+ hours of 13.5 lumens of light from its four LEDs.  The bulb has a shatter-resistant polycarbonate globe, …

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The Seven Year Flashlight will be ready whenever you need it

The Seven Year Flashlight from Hammacher Schlemmer is a rechargeable flashlight that can hold a charge for seven years.  It has “specially-designed nickel metal hydride batteries that minimize power loss, ensuring reliable, full-power light for seven years on a single charge.”   It produces 200 lumens of light for 6 hours on a full charge, …

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If you own a pickup truck, you’ll have a dry, covered place to sleep in case of emergency with this Rightline Gear tent

Well, the title says it all.  This Rightline Gear tent is bottomless, so you can set it up without emptying the bed of the truck.  It’s made of gray and orange water-resistant polyester fabric with tape-sealed seams (PU 2000mm), and it has fiberglass poles.  It has two gear pockets, a lantern hanging hook, glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls, …

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This backpack holds an already assembled emergency preparedness kit

The Catastrophe Backpack from Herrington is equipped to help you withstand a disaster or to help you assist in recovery efforts.  It has 14 pockets and sleeves that come loaded with a lot of gear:  poncho; thermal blanket; respirator mask; personal hygiene and medical first aid kits; signal mirror and whistle; compass and magnifying glass; …

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September is National Preparedness Month – let Champ Preparedness help you get prepared

Were you aware that it is National Preparedness Month?  Are you part of the sixty percent of Americans determined by the American Red Cross that are wholly unprepared for a disaster?  Emergencies don’t have to be huge things, like hurricanes, tornados, or floods; they can be smaller things like car accidents or smaller damages to your …

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Survival Pucks Compact Emergency Kits

Each of these little 3.25″ diameter X 1.1″ thick canisters contain emergency supplies.  The containers are made of 5000-series aluminum and have knurled screw-on lids; they are waterproof and have waterproof labels.  When you pull the label off, the the lid is a serviceable signal mirror.  What’s inside these little canisters are the kits that can …

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