Building a successful disaster prep plan can be accomplished simply by focusing on the essentials. While there is no shortage of products and solutions in the disaster preparation and emergency preparedness areas, there are certain things you need and don't necessarily need.
As such, it’s easy to spend a good deal of money on items you may not end up using during an emergency.
Below, Geneverse goes over a few essentials that will help you get through many different kinds of emergencies, from unforeseen power outages to natural disasters.
1.) Survival Kit
A survival kit is a beneficial thing to focus on first. You can build a handy survival kit with tools, survival gear, and first aid supplies that will be useful during an emergency. Keep these essentials on hand, preferably in a quality water-proof bag and in an accessible area of your home.
- Water Purification Tablets
- Batteries of Various sizes
- Spare Cell Phone (Charged/Prepaid)
- Strike Anywhere Matches or Fire Starter
- MREs (Emergency Food)
2.) Radio (Battery Operated or Hand-Cranked)
It might not be the first thing to come to mind, but having a radio is essential during an emergency, outage, or natural disaster.
You can choose from a regular radio or a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Weather Radio (NOAA). In ideal circumstances, the best measure would be having access to both.
Radio can travel farther than LTE broadcasts, which makes it easier to obtain a signal with the widest reach possible. You can stay updated about local weather and conditions. You will also be able to get updates regarding emergencies close to your location. Radios are available in either battery-operated or hand-cranked models. With a proper radio, you can also transmit emergency broadcasts if needed.
3.) Stored Water
Make sure to store an emergency water supply. Water filter straws geared toward rendering any water safe to drink are also tremendously useful during an emergency.
A few multi-gallon containers full of water on hand will ensure you have enough water to drink during an emergency. Avoid taking your home water system for granted – in certain scenarios, water will be turned off. During a variety of emergencies, your utilities may shut down.
Aim for containers made of polyethylene. Polyethylene is a sturdier material than store-bought gallons of water made from collapsible materials. Make sure your containers are durable and resistant to leaks.
When the lights go out or when occupying spaces with little to no lighting, a headlamp is a small, compact device that can illuminate any situation. You can provide lighting to the area right in front of you while keeping your hands free to perform various emergency tasks.
Being able to see at night or in the dark is essential in just about any emergency. Make sure you keep a stock of batteries or that your headlamp always has a full charge so it can remain at the ready during an emergency or an outage.
5.) Portable Solar Generator
Portable generators come through in the clutch in any emergency. However, gas-powered generators can only be used outdoors due to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Solar generators can be used indoors and do not emit any toxic fumes. Geneverse solar generators can be used anywhere and can hold a full charge for up to one year. If you find yourself without power for multiple days, you can charge your solar generator with Geneverse solar panels. Our fastest models (The PRO Series) can deliver a full charge in 3-4 hours via solar.
Planning for emergencies and stocking up on emergency supplies such as the ones mentioned above will help you weather any storm or unforeseen circumstance. Preparing for the worst will give you and your family confidence during any times of hardship. Geneverse is here to help power your life, rain or shine.
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