Sue H. says I have a first aid kit,blanket,water and jumper cables.Thank you for the great giveaway! 🙂
With summer is starting to fade, FEMA is trying to keep disaster preparedness in mind, especially since September was National Disaster Preparedness Month. In September they launched the annual consumer awareness campaign with the goal of raising awareness among the average American to be prepared for disasters of all types. Whether it’s an earthquake, mud slide, hurricane or power outage from a severe thunderstorm, disasters can happen at any time and every family should be prepared.
In case you missed (or even if you didn’t) brushing up on your disaster preparedness knowledge, here is a short list of what you might need in an emergency bag for their family to be prepared for when disaster may strike.
Products to pack and have at the ready can run the gamut, including:
- Water (one gallon per person per day)
- Food (ready to eat or requiring minimal water)
- First aid kit and any special needs items for children, seniors or people with disabilities
- Several reliable sources of fire
- Go-bags should even be made for pets with any basic supplies they may need.
One thing on this list that jumps out at me as something that most people probably don’t have in their vehicles or emergency kits are fire products. We actually DO have them in our kits, although until I did this review, I did NOT know that. My hubby had to point them out to me, but after researching this product for this post, I now see how a fire starter could be oh so important, and even life saving. In many cases, the ability to start a fire could be the difference between life and death.
Are you familiar with Zippo products? They are most known for their lighters, but they have many other wonderful products too… inclucing Emergency Fire Starter Kits (very cool gadgets for getting a fire going without matches or a lighter) as well as other products such as a Cedar Fire Starter and a Hand Warmer too.
You can read more about the Emergency Fire Starter here.
Where to purchase? You can purchase these online at Amazon right now where they are on sale for $12.14.
My thoughts? Like I said above, my hubby had to fill me in on all of the details of Fire Starters, and he even had to show me how this little gadget works, but I am so glad that he did. I am also glad that we have this tucked in our emergency kit, as it really could come in handy in the event that were were ever stranded or in need of heat. I love the affordability of this item, and it might even make for a great stocking stuffer for someone on your list!
The Giveaway: ONE lucky SheSaved readers will win an Emergency Fire Starter set from Zippo (includes an extra set of Tinder Sticks)
Here’s how to enter:
Entry #1: Leave a comment answering this question: Name an item that you keep in your vehicle for emergencies?
Entry #3 ~ “Like” SheSaved on Facebook (and if you already do, thank you … give yourself this entry as well)
… I will leave this giveaway open until Sunday night at 10pm, November 4th (mnt time) if you can still comment…you can still win! … once closed, I will select one winner who will have 48 hours to contact me to claim their prize! GOOD LUCK!!
*Disclosure: I did receive this product to facilitate my review. These opinions are my own and were in no way influenced by another person.
The creative and frugal mind behind She Saved for almost 12 years now, Keri Lyn shares her adventures in parenting along with her love for family travel, country living and brand marketing. A self-proclaimed “brand loyalist”, Keri Lyn is known for her strong and enthusiastic voice when it comes to the products and brands that she loves. Passionate about family and the challenge of raising good humans (through the teen years, no less!) Keri Lyn has also served as a brand ambassador to many brands including her time as a Hilton Mom Voyage travel writer and currently an O Mag Insider for O, The Oprah Magazine and the 2019 recipient the O-verall Contribution O-ward.