Thursday, October 18, 2012

Get Prepared for National Disasters - Zippo Fire Starter Kit Giveaway

September was National Disaster Preparedness Month, but really it's should be every month.  We should all be aware of being prepared for disasters of all types.  Natural disasters such as earthquakes, mud slide, hurricane or power outage from a severe thunderstorm, disasters can happen any time and it's so important for families to know how to be prepared.

One simple thing a family can do is have an emergency plan, and emergency items on hand just in case.  We have canned food, many food allergy friendly food products that are shelf stable which can be hard to get a hold of in case of an emergency, tons of water, and have a good amount of first aid items including many of my sons medicines.

Some items you should include in your household emergency kit:

  •  Water (one gallon per person per day)
  •  Food (ready to eat or requiring minimal water)
  • First aid kit and any special needs items for children, seniors or people with disabilities
  •  Several reliable sources of fire
  • Manual can opener and other cooking supplies
  • Plates, utensils, and other eating supplies
  • A copy of important documents & phone numbers
  • Warm clothes and rain gear for each family member
  • Flashlight and tons of batteries
  • Heavy work gloves
  • Unscented liquid household bleach and an eyedropper for water purification
  • Personal hygiene items including toilet paper, feminine supplies, hand sanitizer and soap
  • Plastic sheeting, duct tape and a utility knife for covering broken windows
  • Blankets/ Sleeping bags
  • Emergency "bags" should be made for pets with any basic supplies they may need as well
  • Large heavy-duty plastic bags to line a plastic bucket for waste and sanitation
Since we are speaking of emergencies, the ability to start a fire could be the difference between life and death.  So I bring you the Emergency Fire Starter Kits from Zippo.  The Emergency Fire Starter has a reliable flint-wheel ignition, comes with 4 tinder sticks, has a water resistant seal, floats in water, and is in a very lightweight case.  Easy to use, doesn't take up space, and an item that's always good to have in your emergency kit.  Zippo also offers Cedar Fire Starter, and a Hand Warmer available for purchase, both handy to have in your emergency "bag."  

I've added the Zippo Emergency Fire Starter to our families emergency items, and now you get to as well.
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48 comments:

  1. Flashlights!!! Water!!

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  2. We have a fully stocked bug out bag for disaster preparedness including waterproof matches, solar blankets, water purifying tablets, etc.

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  3. I do have an emergency kit for my family, but don't think I have a good fire starter. I will have to add this.

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  4. This is a great post, I so agree with you every month should NDPM. I have my kit ready and I add something new at least every other month.

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  5. We have lots of flashlights and batteries. We also have a couple of boxes of MRE's

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  6. Extra Batteries

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  7. We have a pack with three days worth of food & water for a family of 4 with a mini first aid kit.

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  8. We have a lot of these actually, the sources of fire, the water, the first aid kit, the food (we replace every couple of months), batteries, flashlights and the personal hygiene items

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  9. These are really great tips, wish I could enter the giveaway, what a useful product!

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  10. I have a wind up radio and flashlight.

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  11. we have flashlights all over the house

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  12. flashlights and bottled water
    aunteegem@y;ahoo.com

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  13. I've got a ton of batteries, plus extra cell phone batteries if I have to go a few days without charging it.

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  14. I have a bunch on MRE's

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  15. Tyvm for this giveaway xo

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  16. We have two emergency kits & a first aid kit in our truck.

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  17. First aid kits, bottled water, flashlights and batteries.

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  18. Lots of batteries, flashlights, weather radio, bottled water,flares and duct tape!
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  19. We have water, candles, canned foods, plenty of baby food, and tank for grill

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  20. Maggie Ann True ArmstrongNovember 1, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    Flashlights, sleeping bags, blankets and water.

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  21. we keep enough water stored for a month...6 months worth of food, candles, light sticks, solar radio.....lots more!

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  22. Water filtering pitchers
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  23. We have flashlights, first aid kit, and bottled water.

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  24. fire extinguisher


    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  25. Candles and a flashlight!
    Lexijo213 at yahoo dot com

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  26. We always have flashlights and batteries readily available. We also have water bottles on hand and nonperishable food in storage also.

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  27. A flashlight.

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  28. We have flashlights and candles.

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  29. I have started with flashlights, extra food, candles,

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  30. some flashlights and candles!

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  31. canned goods and firewood

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  32. water ,canned foods and blankets and candles

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  33. canned foods and blankets and flashlights

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  34. This would be the perfect addition for our emergence kit!

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