THIS WEEK'S SALE ENDS IN
THIS WEEK'S SALE ENDS IN
If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that ANYTHING can happen. Being prepared is the best way to navigate emergency times safely. For the month of September we are bringing you special sales, prizes, and a helpful emergency checklist to help you be prepared for anything and STAY ALIVE!
Each week in September, we’ll be focusing on a different theme of emergency preparedness and bringing you special sales and contests:
Week 1: Home/Family | Week 2: Vehicle | Week 3: Work | Week 4: On-The-Go
From now until the end of September, receive a FREE Stay Alive Guide (First Aid & Survival) with every order.
Spend $250 or more and get a FREE Pandemic Medic (Essential PPE supplies).
Each week in September, take an additional 25% OFF a featured MyMedic product.
at checkout to take advantage of this special pricing
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Each week in September we’ll be focusing on a different theme for emergency preparedness. Enter our Emergency Preparedness Month Giveaway now for a chance to receive killer prizes from MyMedic and our participating partners.
MyMedic knows that being prepared means more than just being ready with a First Aid Kit. We teamed up with some incredibly rad companies that share the same ideals to help make your emergency preparedness planning easier. No matter what type of emergency you find yourself in, you’re going to need some basics for survival.
SURVIVOR FILTER SQUEEZE™ WATER FILTER + 2 CANTEENS
CELLVAULT BATTERY STORAGE
KADRE TACTICAL BACKPACK
NOMAD 10 + VENTURE 30 SOLAR KIT
EMERGENCY FOOD SUPPLY READY GRAB BAG
National Preparedness Month isn’t a month to think “Yeah they’re right, I should probably be prepared”, and then go back to scrolling through Instagram. It’s a reminder for everyone to double check their preparedness and get tips on how to do better and what to prepare, and then DO IT. This is an article for those tips.
We will break down this article into the three basic steps the American Red Cross recommends for emergency preparedness:
After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own anywhere from several days to several weeks. Authorities recommend having your own food, water and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours, but many disasters have left people with no help for as many as 2 weeks. Being prepared means being able to last as long as it takes for help to arrive. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Most of the items are inexpensive and easy to find and any one of them could save your life.
Once you take a look at the basic items consider what unique needs your family might have, such as supplies for pets or babies.
For a good place to start, take a look at MyMedic’s 10 Essentials Kit, which has basic supplies for each of the categories listed below, and supplement with additional items as needed.
Well Stocked First Aid Kit and Supplies
Prescription Meds and Medical Items (like glasses or contacts)
Common Ailment OTC Meds (Benadryl, Ibuprofen, etc.)
Headlamp or Flashlight
Whistle to Signal for Help
Battery-Powered or Hand-Crank Radio (for news and weather alerts)
Cell Phones and Chargers
Two-Way Radios (for short-range, phone-free communication)
Extra Set of Home and Car Keys
Cash (in small bills because businesses might not be able to make change)
Laminated Copy of your Emergency Plan
Infant Formula and Bottles, Diapers
Pet Food, ID, Meds & Supplies; Extra Water for Your Pet
Ready.gov has a wealth of information available on preparedness for any disaster. You should become familiar with the guidelines and suggestions for disasters specific to your area, then make a plan for your family.
A disaster plan should include the following components:
It’s time to embrace your inner prepping nerd and become more informed about disasters and emergencies likely to occur where you live. This is even more important if you’re a parent or in a leadership role because you’ll likely have others depending on you to make decisions. Reading articles like this is a great place to start. Knowledge is half of preparedness.
Learn about how to receive emergency alerts and warnings. Cell phone providers, broadcasting and streaming services, and NOAA all send them out.
Research likely disasters where you live: Know ahead of time how to handle hurricanes, tornados, blizzards, whatever is likely to occur in your area. Make sure you stay informed about local community response plans, emergency shelters, and evacuation plans.
Learn how to maintain your kit. Revisit your kits yearly to assess changing needs. Some supplies expire, so it’s important to check and replenish as needed every six months. For more details, read REI's How to Maintain Your Emergency Kit.