Emergency Kit Essentials
Gathering supplies after an emergency has occurred is daunting at best and dangerous at worst. That is why putting together a home preparedness kit is so important.
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Having emergency items ready can help alleviate the stress that comes with facing the unexpected. Putting a few of these gadgets in your emergency kit helps you prepare for almost anything life puts in your way.
Mobile Klean Portable UV Sanitizer | mobileklean.com
Sanitation is a vitally important aspect of safety during an emergency. Sadly, it’s also one of the easiest to overlook. The Mobile Klean portable UV light makes it easy to disinfect electronic devices and frequently used surfaces, quickly, without having to lug around a bunch of cleaning supplies. The device uses a UV-C light to eliminate viruses, bacteria, and pathogens located on personal objects such as cell phones and keyboards. Just hold the item under the lamp for a few seconds to eliminate up to 99.9% of microorganisms present.
Midland ER210 Emergency Crank Radio | Midlandusa.com
Every home weather kit needs a reliable radio and flashlight; luckily the Midland ER210 is both. The AM/FM radio features NOAA Weather alert channels and an ultra bright flashlight that has a blinking SOS beacon feature. Since digging up batteries is the last thing you’ll have time for during an emergency, the radio has three sustainable power sources to keep itgoing. In addition to a long life rechargeable battery, the radio can also be charged via hand crank or solar energy.
Waterproof Solar Charger | shop.interestingengineering.com
Speaking of solar energy, Mobile Kingdom has a solar charger to keep phones and devices running long after the power has gone out. Their Universal Waterproof Solar Charger has a massive 5,000mAh battery capacity that refills itself just by sitting out in the sun. It has standard ports to work with any mobile adapter so you can use the same one to charge both iPhone and Android devices. Now you can count on staying connected even during prolonged power outages.
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter | Lifestraw.com
Potable water might not be readily available in an emergency, but it’s important to stay hydrated in times of stress. LifeStraw serves as a personal water filtration device that makes nearly any water source safe to drink from. The straw’s hollow fiber membrane removes bacteria, parasites, and microplastics to prevent the majority of waterborne diseases. The straw has an estimated filtration of 1,000 gallons of water, so enough for an individual to drink safely for up to 5 years.
UST 60-Day Duro LED Portable Lantern | Amazon.com
Flash lights and candles are great in a pinch, but sometimes you want to light a whole room. Ultimate Survival Technologies has a 1200 Lumens (super bright) lantern with multiple power settings to keep the darkness at bay. While it requires 6 D batteries to run, the 60-Day Duro lives up to its name by promising a reliable 60 days of run-time when set to the low setting.