Hi, Jordan Sandler here with More Prepared Minutes. You could be anywhere when a disaster strikes, but you’re most likely to be at home, at work or in your car. That’s why it’s important to be prepared with emergency supplies at each of these places.
Living in Southern California, we’re on the road a lot, so it’s important to be prepared in your car if you’re driving when an emergency happens. Even if you are at home when a disaster strikes, and your home’s prepared, you may still need the supplies in your car. Your home may not be safe to enter or may catch fire after a disaster, like many homes in Japan and San Francisco did after their big quakes.
One of the most important things you can do to be prepared in your car – always keep your gas tank full — fill it when it reaches half a tank. You will be happy you did when you are stuck in a snowstorm or need to evacuate your home quickly. Since your car will be very important after an emergency, make sure it’s in good condition, with a battery that is only a few years old. You’ll need the battery to use the radio or heater. You should also have a change of clothes, sturdy and comfortable shoes, and at least in small bills, since ATMs won’t be working.
Your car’s trunk is great for storage. In addition to the spare tires and jumper cables, keep the emergency supplies you need in something light and portable, like a backpack. The More Prepared Deluxe Backpack Survival Kit has everything you need for 72 hour emergency survival inside — it’s very convenient (starts demonstrating the 1 Person Deluxe Backpack). You’ll need food and water – food bars are a very efficient way of getting the nutrition you need since you don’t want to be carrying around a lot of heavy canned goods. There’s a blanket, rain poncho , first aid kit, a 3 in 1 Solar Radio/Flashlight/Cell Phone Charger, a multi-function knife, tent and gloves — in all, 15 different items. More Prepared has backpack survival kits with all the emergency supplies you will need for 1, 2 or 4 people.
So when you’re getting prepared, don’t forget about your car. I’m Jordan Sandler with More Prepared, where peace of mind is just one click away.