Survival Gadget Guide
June 1st, 2012
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This Guest Post is written by Samantha Peters, who is a blogger that enjoys writing about preparedness tips for natural disasters and other emergency situations.¬† Such preparedness includes having the critical survival gadgets written about in this article on hand and easily¬†accessible at all times.
Most disasters are only disastrous because the people caught up in them are unprepared. Whether it’s a temporary power outage, a dangerous storm or a truly catastrophic event, having the tools to keep yourself safe and comfortable could mean the difference between life and death. These gadgets may be available at your local sporting goods store and generally don’t cost too much, but your best bet will be to find them at an¬†online business.
Water Filtration System¬†
You can live for weeks without food, but a lack of water can lead to death within days. Water in a disaster will likely be contaminated with harmful bacteria or chemicals, which makes a water filtration system one of the most valuable survival tools in your arsenal.
Going without electricity doesn’t mean your electronics have to be useless. A portable solar charger collects the sun’s energy and uses it to power a device or charge its battery. Solar chargers can be as small as a wristband or as big as a car, but many of the smaller ones now come with universal adapters to ensure that nearly any gadget can be plugged in and ready to go in no time.
Water may be more important than food, but going hungry isn’t much fun either. Having a portable stove can help you cook up anything that will spoil in a powerless fridge, or heat up your stores of canned goods. Most stoves run on gas, so be sure to have an extra tank waiting to be used.
Radios are the easiest method of communicating and getting updates during a disaster. Rather than trying to power a television and get a signal, you can simply pop in a battery’s radio and start hunting for a broadcast. With a radio, you can learn the severity of any situation, the prognosis for relief and any further safety instructions that could save your life.
A generator is something of a luxury item during a power outage. It’s noisy and consumes fuel, but after a few days getting the lights back on is more than worth it. Smaller, portable generators can also be used to power major appliances without using as much gasoline.
When disaster strikes, there are only two types of people: the prepared and the unprepared. Don’t be one of the casualties on the next day’s news, or subject yourself to a week in the dark while your food supply dwindles. Grab your¬†best credit cards¬†to buy essentials, make yourself a plan, and start planning for your survival today.
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