Emergency Preparedness Equipment?? What in the world does that have to do with home security? Well, it has nothing (ok, almost nothing) to do with home security. However, it fits into the overall security genre, and that all important category: your personal safety. So, I want to talk about it.
Emergency Preparedness is all about…well, just that. Being prepared in the event of an emergency. So, what sort of items are we carrying in this category?
The main items are survival kits
. We have one or two person survival kits that will provide you with enough food (for two people) for three days. It also has water, first aid items, a flashlight, a sleeping bag, waterproof matches, a lighter, tools (knife, gloves, rope, dust masks), and basic hygiene items. Essentially, everything you would need to survive for a few days in the event of an emergency. And it comes in a sturdy, stylish backpack.
Now, you may be thinking, “That’s great. If I frequently went off in the woods by myself without anyone knowing where I was, I would love this. It would be perfect for me. But I’m not that type of guy (or gal). I would never be in a position to need this. Right?” Wrong.
First of all, there are situations that we can’t plan for. You may be driving, hit a snowstorm and get stuck, with no one around. It happens. This would give you the time and equipment you needed to stay safe. Second of all, in certain areas, natural disaster may force you into a position of necessity that you never imagined. It is far better to be prepared in advance. And heck, most of these items would be useful in your own home if the power went out for a few days.
We think and plan for our home security or our car safety. We take the necessary precuations to protect ourselves and our children if we are travelling, or merely staying at home. That is what emergency preparedness is all about. And that is why it is so important.