As camping season draws to a close, except for the heartiest among us, we have an innate need to be warm. From Maine to Washington, Minnesota to Texas, these fall nights will be cold, and even if you are among the folks who enjoy the cold, even you must have warmth.
One of the most important things you need when you are trapped without a source of heat or a roof over your head is shelter and warmth supplies. When you are cold, your body has to work harder to keep your internal body temperature up. This burns calories, meaning that you will have to consume more food to stay alive – which can be a serious problem if food sources are limited. Keeping warm and dry should be one of your first priorities.
Compact Tents & Space Blankets
Tents are great shelters. Ask any hiker, camper, adventurer or soldier and they will quickly admit tents come in all shapes and sizes, but they also add greatly to weight. Weight must be considered when you plan your emergency disaster preparedness plans. You may have to evacuate, and only take what you can carry, so weight is an important factor.
The 2-Person Tube Tent is so compact that it fits into a small pouch, and is set up with a durable cord that comes with the tent. The tent material is both waterproof and flame retardant for maximum protection. It is compact and light weight.
Once you have shelter, you need to make sure you stay warm. Emergency “space” blankets are made of a special material that retains 90% of your body heat. It is also windproof and waterproof to keep you warm in even the worst conditions. Disaster relief wool blankets will help keep you warm. There are only great things to say about the sleeping bag, except its bulkiness. In disaster preparedness planning, you may want to think about where you can conveniently grab and go, so the size should be given some thought.
You need food, first aid and hygiene in your preparedness plan in addition to shelter and warmth. A recommendation for a grab and go survival kit, which includes shelter and warmth, that is well thought out should be stored in an accessible location. Under FEMA kit locations recommends, “Additionally, you may want to consider having supplies for sheltering for up to two weeks.” The CDC website states in its Emergency Preparedness and You the top two things you must do are getting a survival kit and making a survival plan.
So if you are camping or preparing, keep warm, be safe and be prepared.
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