Supermoms are always ready for anything. And with the onset of the rainy season and typhoons, they are more prepared than ever for any emergency.
One of the ways moms prepare for the season is through an emergency survival kit. While it is a must-have in every home, most people disregard its importance until a real disaster happens. And moms know that it is best to always be prepared instead of facing disaster unprotected.
Emergency kits should be used when you are mobile and out of basic necessities so heavy, useless items are out of the question. This will give you a better perspective on what to put in your kit. Remember, it’s best to only fill it with essentials that can last you and your family at least a day or two.
Below is a short list of necessities Absolute Pure Distilled Drinking Water has shared with The Manila Times to help families get ready for any storms ahead.
Prepare food. It is best to bring food that requires no preparation and no utensils to eat. Store energy bars, crackers, and even peanuts to keep you full longer. It’s also a good idea to constantly check the expiration date of food placed in your bag.
Pack self-powered chargers and flashlights. Set aside power bank chargers and flashlights just for your emergency survival kits. Choose those that can be charged by hand or by solar power. Other items to place inside include an emergency whistle, and even glow sticks. Glow sticks are a safer alternative to candles.
Include warm bedding. Wool and fleece are your best options since both retain heat even when wet. Wool is flame retardant and fleece is very lightweight. If you are in flood prone areas, pack small life vests and store a rubber boat in case of rising waters.
Prepare a hygiene and first aid kit. The only essentials you need in your hygiene kit include toilet paper, cotton bandana, baby wipes, soap, potty bags, and virus masks. You may also include feminine napkins, toothbrush and toothpaste, and wet wipes. Important things to include in your first aid kits include gauze, gauze pads, medical tapes, painkillers, alcohol wipes, burn/wound cream, and petroleum jelly.
Water is essential. Water is the most important part of your emergency survival kit. It’s best to invest in at least one gallon of water per person per day for at least 72 hours for both drinking and sanitation. There are many things you can survive as long as you have water.