With the winter season comes beautiful glittery mornings, ice and snow sculptures only found during this time of year, crackling fires at our indoor hearths, warm times spent with friends and family… and the not-so-pleasant potential of power outages and getting snowed in by all that beautiful snow.
Are you prepared in case of such an emergency? The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) outlines a Basic Disaster Supplies Kit which includes items you might need in the event of an emergency.
So why am I bringing up this subject? I’d like to introduce you to Smittys Rancho Survival Food and Equipment.
Let me share some Smittys Rancho survival favorites with you:
Keep up to date when the power is out using the Kaito Voyager Emergency Radio. This compact radio can be powered 5 ways – solar, crank, AA batteries, AC and USB. This is good for folks like me that cannot remember to check batteries. *** This item was our Smittys Rancho #4 best-seller for 2014!
Do you depend on a well to provide drinking water? If the power is out, your well won’t be drawing up water for you to drink. The Sawyer Point One Squeeze Water Filtration System easily turns any water source (including melted snow) into potable drinking water. This long lasting, easy to use item is a must-have for your survival kit!
FEMA suggests at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food be kept on hand for emergencies. Smittys Rancho offers many types of emergency foods by ‘Wise’ to help you stock up. From gourmet freeze dried meats to vegetables in sauce, you’ll be cooking up dinner in no time.
Check out some of the selections!
Finally, for safety’s sake, you will also want to make sure you have a well stocked first aid kit on hand. The Sawyer First Aid Kit is compact; weighing just one pound, and is the perfect emergency kit item.
Like my Grandma always liked to say, ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’. Taking some time to prepare now for a winter power outage or snow-in event could make your future emergency a whole lot less painful later.
Stay warm and be prepared, see you next time!