If you’re on the East Coast, you’re currently smack in the middle of Hurricane Sandy. Hopefully you’ve prepared for it and stocked up on all the essentials. If you haven’t yet, here’s a quick checklist of items to toss in an Emergency Bag:
- Water (one gallon per person per day)
- Food (ready to eat or requiring minimal water), plus a manual can opener
- First aid kit and any special needs items for children, seniors or people with disabilities
- Several reliable sources of fire
- Portable radio
- Special emergency bags for pets with any basic supplies they may need.
A basic bag packed with these items is something to always have on hand. Better to be prepared way in advance, then be scrambling in an emergency.
If things are calm and you have the chance, take a look at Zippo’s Emergency Fire Starter Kits. The same Zippo that brings you all those killer butane lighters now has Emergency Fire Starter Kits that use a flint wheel to light water-resistant waxed tinder sticks. It’s all stored in a waterproof case, so this is the perfect accessorty to add to your Emergency Bag, whether it’s for camping, a hurricane or dare we say it… a zombie apocalypse.
Simple to use, these Fire Starter Kits are the size of a regular lighter, so they’re super small and can get you starting a fire in seconds even if you have no matches or lighters handy. They come in a variety of colors, as well as customized ones with artwork like NFL teams. Prices start as low as $9.95, and you can purchase additional packets of wax tinder sticks.
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Giveaway ends on November 12, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on this site. Giveaway is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including District of Columbia) who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. The Winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.