A Basic Disaster Supply Kit (from FEMA’s website) would include:
- Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
- Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Whistle to signal for help
- Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape toÂ shelter-in-place
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Wrench or pliers toÂ turn off utilities
- Manual can opener for food
- Local maps
- Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
The most important items on that list would be a well stocked first aid kit and a good flashlight. Â I was sent the Pelican Progear High Performance LED Flashlight for review and I think that it would be a perfect addition to your home disaster kit. Â It is small in size but not at all in power! Â This aluminum flashlight emits up to 100 lumens of concentrated light and it’s one of the brightest in its class. Â Using a single AA battery the Pelican 2350 LED flashlight will last you 15 hours. Â At a mere 4.23″ and you can fit it in a side pocket if you are hiking or working around the house. Â My husband loves this flashlight. Â You can buy the Pelican 2350 LED Flashlight for around $30. Â In his opinion you would have to pay 2-3 times what the flashlight costs to find one comparable. Â Plus, he liked that it takes AA batteries because we always have them around the house.
Growing up in Wisconsin I spent my fair share of time in the basement waiting out tornado watches or warnings. Â Did you know that a tornado can happen anytime? Â Yep, if the conditions are right they sure can! Â Have your family prepared for any thing Mother Nature brings your way. Â Some other suggestions that FEMA had was to pack extra things for your family. Â Pet food, everyday items for your baby if you have one, a change of clothes for each family member, coloring books, crayons, games, and even a mess kit with paper products to eat. Â You can never be too prepared! Â If you have power go out in the winter time you could also include blankets and sleeping bags.
While browsing on the Pelican website I found the 2380 model which I loved the features of. Â A dual purpose tactical light with flood and spot light capabilities: A wide light beam illuminates your work area and a focused light beam will light-up long trails. Pelican’s sophisticated slide beam technology instantly alters the beam distance from spot to flood and vice versa. Built-in battery level indicator ensures you will not be left in the dark. Â My husband would love this flashlight. Â *Father’s Day is right around the corner!!*
In addition to the Pelican ProGear Flashlight, Pelican has a variety of cases for your phones & electronics (some are pretty serious), a huge variety of flashlights, and also remote area lights. Â Follow along with Pelican of Facebook and Twitter to find out when they come out with new exciting products!
*Jessie received the Pelican ProGear 2350 LED Flashlight for her to review. Â All opinions written here are her own.