5 Items for emergency preparedness

Are you still reeling from the destruction of Hurricane Sandy? This destructive hurricane ravaged the East Coast with up to 90 mph winds, 34 inches of snow, and left millions without power.  This devastating disaster can teach all of us the importance of being prepared for emergencies. Here are just a few of the must-have emergency preparedness supplies you need in case another storm or another natural disaster hits.
Are you still reeling from the destruction of Hurricane Sandy? This destructive hurricane ravaged the East Coast with up to 90 mph winds, 34 inches of snow, and left millions without power.  This devastating disaster can teach all of us the importance of being prepared for emergencies. Here are just a few of the must-have emergency preparedness supplies you need in case another storm or another natural disaster hits.

Katadyn MyBottle Water Purifier

Clean water may be hard to find in an emergency situation. The Katadyn MyBottle is designed with a removable and replaceable filter that can eliminate viruses, bacteria and protozoa from water in minutes. Even in extreme conditions with swampy water, the purifier can take away harsh flavor. The bottle is made of BPA-free food-grade plastic and can be filled 155 times before filter needs replacing.

Hope Paige Medical ID Bracelet

Hurricane Sandy left destruction in her wake, most commonly in the form of fallen trees and lost homes. For those seeking refuge in a shelter or alternative home, it is important that you have identification close by. Especially for those with a medical condition or for young children, it is vital to wear a medical ID bracelet to communicate with medical personnel. Medical ID Marketplace creates fashionable medical accessories that easily blend in with everyday pieces and will stand out to medical professionals.

Lifeline Emergency Kit

During a hurricane, make sure to have the resources needed to tackle a number of first aid issues on your own, at least temporarily.  Lifeline manufactures the best in outdoor and road safety products and provide everything you need to treat smaller injuries if they do arise during a hurricane. Emergency kits should hold items such: emergency blankets, bandages, instant cold packs, splints, tweezers and disposable thermometers.

Maglite Flashlight

Hurricanes have the power to knock down trees and take down wires, leaving many homes without electricity. Therefore, always have a battery-powered flashlights on hand instead of candles to avoid a flame igniting a potential gas leak. The Mini MagLite is small enough to store in an emergency kit or with other household items, but will be a helpful resource through a storm or hurricane.

Cold-EEZE

People often forget that with loss of electricity comes loss of heat, and during the winter this is especially unbearable. This can wear on your body and lower your immune system’s ability to fend off illness. Cold-EEZE is an all natural cold remedy that when taken at the first sign, or anytime, is clinically proven to shorten the duration of a cold by nearly half. Available in lozenges, oral sprays, and a new Daytime/Nighttime Quickmelt, this cold remedy is perfect for curing the worst of your cold symptoms including cough, sore throat, hoarseness, nasal congestion and/or post nasal drip. When you’re bearing life’s challenges, keeping yourself well is a welcome comfort.

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