- Posted January 6, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Winter weather 2014
Better way to get ready for sub-zero weather
I bought my wife a backpack full of emergency supplies for Christmas. I did not have to buy each emergency supply item separately. It was already packaged in one container or backpack. I found this backpack at an outdoor recreation store placed on the shelf smartly to where I can find it.
Some of the items within this backpack includes, high calorie food bars, emergency blankets, vinyl tube tent, these items could be set up within your home in case of a power outage. The benefit of buying one backpack with all the supplies in it, you only have to grab this one item then place it in the trunk. Then your car has everything you need before heading out into this sub-zero weather.
I did also buy my wife a two-way radio with a weather/hazards broadcasts access to it. Some of them come with a flashlight built in. Perhaps you may reach EMTs with this two-way radio if you get stuck in your car.
I had trouble finding a solar powered cell phone batteries recharger. They said I had to buy the solar powered cell phone charger on line. This did not come with the backpack. In addition, I had to go to 2 stores to buy this emergency backpack and the Two-way radios.
CNN, will you find supply stores that has these emergency supplies together, then put this link and address to where people can buy to get ready for this bad weather. Then people will be prepared for power outages and in case they are stuck on the roads due to car problems. It just may save lives,