Eric LaMarque survived being stranded in the backcountry around Mammoth Mountain. Aron Ralston survived 127 hours of hell after becoming trapped under a boulder. We’re betting that these and other famous survivalists would recommend LED flashlights for emergencies, for the reasons listed below:
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One New Year’s resolution for 2012 all homeowners should consider is to create or update their home emergency kits. The safety and well-being of your family could depend on whether or not you have the proper emergency equipment. Be it a storm, earthquake or flood, there are many scenarios in which an emergency kit will come in handy. So get out that LED flashlight and head up to the attic (or down to the basement), and start assembling your 2012 emergency kit.
For starters, pick a large, sturdy, preferably water- and fire-resistant container that can hold your emergency kit. Make sure it has a solid lid and ample room for larger items such as a backup emergency LED lantern. Next, decide where you will store your kit and make sure there is enough room for everything to fit before you go about filling it.
When disaster strikes, it is common to hear newscasts about preparing your home and family for an emergency, as well as creating an emergency preparedness kit that includes a multi-tool, LED flashlight and a headlamp. However, it is just as important to prepare a kit for your car in the event you get caught in a storm. A roadside or weather emergency generally occurs when you least expect, so it’s best to make sure all your vehicles are storm-ready now – and equipped with an LED flashlight or headlamp – before you end up wishing you had.
Making Your Car Storm Ready
Artists often depict winter as a cranky old man – and for good reason. Winter weather can be harsh and unforgiving, and it isn’t unusual for severe winter storms to wipe out electricity and isolate families in their homes. During such emergencies, preparation is key. Read on to learn how to maintain your winter emergency kit and keep your family happy and safe while Old Man Winter rages outside.