Due to the severe weather, wildfires, and
terrorism many parts of the country has suffered (or is still in
fear of suffering from it), I feel it might be a good idea to be
prepared for whatever may happen so that you may live independent of
public utilities, food and water for a period of time.
A radio that doesn't require electricity (such as a crank radio or
battery ) is essential.
It would be a good idea to stock up on food,
water, and fuel. All items should be properly and safely
stored so that it won't spoil, become contaminated, or represent a
safety hazard (in the case of flammables). Water and fuel
should be stored in proper, approved, containers in a secure
location. All items should be rotated, used periodically, and
replaced with new to avoid the question of spoilage or
contamination. (I previously lived in an area that was in of
being stranded due to flooding.) I stocked up with at least 30
days supply of canned and dried food. I never thought to
rotate the food and was surprised when I moved and discovered canned
goods over 5 years old which I promptly trashed! That food
would have been useless in an emergency!) I did think to
rotate the gasoline into my car instead of filling the tank.
Of course I used proper containers which were stored in an out
building away from my home. Should the fuel ever become
unwanted, it can be donated to your fire department, other
public service agency, or charitable organization.
Remember, a hot water heater can be turned off,
the water drained and used for cooking or drinking.
Be prepared, have a pre-paid calling card
ready for emergency use"
Auto Dialer gives you and your loved ones peace of mind by automatically
dialing up to 9 phone numbers you pre-select at the press of the
"panic" button on its included wireless keychain
Ready to Eat
Flashlight Never Needs Batteries or Bulbs
Dynamo Hand-Crank Flashlight - Never needs
<"This multipurpose unit
provides you with a radio, light and cell phone battery life when
you need them most! The handcranked power generator charges the
internal NiMH battery pack to power the unit for NOAA weather
channels, TV VHF channels and your favorite radio stations. Great
for camping, traveling in the car or anywhere electricity is
nonexistent. 1-year limited warranty."
Radio: Unlike bulky portable radios which
regularly require new batteries, this compact unit has a
rechargeable battery for seven hours of music per charge.
The Cell Phone-Charging Hand-Crank Radio:
Hand-crank device supplies three
important emergency tools: AM/FM/weather band radio, a flashlight,
and a cell phone charger.
Shortwave Radio:Listen to global radio
broadcasts without batteries.
Cobra - Pair, 22 Channel GMRS-FRS Radio -
PR145-2: UHF/FM ReceptionUp to 3-Mile
Range22 ChannelsBattery Saver CircuitryCall Alert, alerts to
incoming callsRoger Beep ToneAuto Squelch to shut out weak
transmissions automaticallyEasy to Read LCD DisplayKeystroke Tone
Live in a 2 story home? How will
you escape in the event of fire?
Generators and equipment:
It would be a good idea to have an electric
generator to power your home or business and provide heating and/or
cooling. A generator should be of adequate output for what you
want to power. You can power your computers, lights, and phone
system, but depending on the generator you may or not also be able
to run your air conditioner, electric range, or electric oven.
Any generator connection should be installed or inspected by a
qualified electrician. Also, I recommend that a generator not
be installed inside your office or home due to carbon monoxide
in the exhaust. I recommend that the generator be located in
an out building or outside to be
Powermate Generator 5.5 HP, 3000 Watt, Gasoline, Model
"Coleman Powermate Generator — 3.5 HP, 1850 Watt,
Gasoline, Model#; PMO401851"
"Coleman Powermate Generator — 11 HP, 5500 Watt,
Gasoline, Model#; PMO52530017"
NorthStar Generator - 5000 Watt
"NorthStar Generator — 2700 Watt, 5 HP"
Guardian Generator Ready
UPS (Uninterrupted Power Source)
An UPS (uninterrupted power
source) will back up your PC allowing enough time to safely
shut it down as well as usually protection from power surges.
I also uses an UPS on my phone system and my VCRs. The UPS
backup keeps my phone system protected and operational. They
also prevent the VCRs from losing memory and will record during a
limited time in the event of power failure.
Belkin Universal UPS - UPS ( external ) - 800 VA - UPS
battery lead acid - 6 output connector(s)
APC Smart-UPS 620VA - UPS ( external ) - 620 VA - UPS
battery lead acid - 4 output connector(s)
APC Back-UPS ES 350 - UPS ( external ) - 350 VA - UPS
battery lead acid - 6 output connector(s)
Belkin Home Office 375VA UPS With Automatic Shutdown
Software - UPS ( external ) - 350 VA - UPS battery - 6 output
APC Back-UPS ES 725 Broadband - UPS - 725 VA - UPS
battery lead acid - 8 output connector(s)
Kerosene heaters are one option of
heating. Since the kerosene heater is producing live, hot
flame care should be exercised that the heater is kept far enough
from furniture or anything that could be combustable to prevent
fire. Also since combustion will produced carbon
momoxide, the area must be properly ventilated. Fuel
should be stored in an approved storage container away from anything
that could be a source that could ignite it.
^^^^^Heat Mate(r) Radiant Kerosene Heater (HMHR1101)^^^^^
"Dyna-Glo 10,000 BTU Radiant Kerosene Heater,
"Ideal for emergencies or recreation, this radiant
heater requires no electricity, heats 500 square feet and operates
12 hours on one filling. Automatic ignition and shut-off.
Dimensions: 22in. x 12in. x 19in."
"Dyna-Glo 23,000 BTU Portable
Kerosene Heater, Model# RMC-95 C7"
"Justrite Kerosene Can — 5 Gallon, Type I, Blue"
Coleman 1-Mantle Kerosene
3.99 lbs Powered by 1.3 pints of
kerosene fuel 7 hours burn