Saturday, December 14, 2013

Does your giving support #OKready?

Still looking for holiday gift ideas? What better way to say happy holidays than to give the gift of preparedness to your family and friends? The onset of winter is a critical time for safety preparation. Several items that are critical in emergencies also make good gifts to store in a disaster supply kit. Download FEMA’s “Preparedness on a Shoestring” activity module for cost-effective ways to create disaster kits on a budget.  Many of the items may be found around your home including:
  • Adhesive bandages of various sizes;
  • Two pairs of sterile gloves; and
  • Antibiotic ointment.
The gift of preparedness can mean more than the basic supply kit! If it becomes necessary to boil water during an emergency, consider giving a tea kettle as a gift.  Tea kettles are better at boiling water than pots and pans because they are enclosed and the metal interiors allow for more even heating.  A solar charging unit for charging and powering electronic devices would also make a good stocking stuffer.  They range in size from pocket-size to fold-out panel and are powered by the sun, making them useful on clear days when electricity is unavailable.
For more preparedness gift-giving ideas this holiday, visit FEMA.gov.
Disclaimer: The reader recognizes that the Federal government does not endorse any non-Federal entities, organizations, services, or products.

Are you giving for preparation?  What's in YOUR kit?

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