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.
One reader will win one Emergency Fire Starter Kit from Zippo