HOLIDAY PREPAREDNESS - UNIQUE GIFT IDEAS
As a preparedness expert, I believe there is no better gift than the gift of safety. If “the storm of the century” was forecast to affect your loved ones, wouldn’t you want them to be prepared? Believe it or not, there are actually some pretty cool preparedness gifts on the market.
Take a look at my top five unique preparedness gifts:
5. Water filtration straw
This is the perfect gift for a camper or someone who loves the outdoors. This straw is lightweight, convenient and removes 99.9% of bacteria and protozoa parasites from water. This straw lasts a long time, as it can filter 1,000 gallons of water!
4. A stylish emergency id bracelet.
“Epic id+ USB & Engraved Emergency ID”
This is a perfect way to ensure important personal and medical information is on your loved ones (such as seniors or those with special needs) who may need help. This comfortable, flexible bracelet includes a built-in flash drive. EMTs, fire and police are trained to look for id bands when responding to calls for help.
3. Emergency Roadside Vehicle Kits
“Junk in the Trunk Roadside Kit” by Damsel in Defense.
This is something every driver should have in the vehicle at all times. If you’re stranded in your vehicle, you don’t want to be left empty-handed. The kit includes jumper cables, a flashlight, first aid kit, a reflective blanket, a poncho, ice scraper, tire gauge and more!
2. NOAA Weather Radio
“E+ Ready Midland Emergency” by Midland USA
Never miss an important weather warning by having a NOAA weather radio. This compact crank radio includes AM/FM radio, weather radio, an LED flashlight and USB charger. It includes a solar hand-crank rechargeable battery for up to 25 hours of normal radio use. It’s also portable, so it’s perfect if you’re always on-the-go!
1. A source of backup power
“Cummins Quiet Connect Standby Generator”
Winter storms, hurricanes and tornadoes can leave many without power for days, weeks or longer. Protect your loved ones from power outages by giving them either a portable or standby generator. A standby generator turns on the second power goes off and days on for the duration of the outage. This provides peace of mind and can even be life-saving. This item is worth the investment in the long-run.