Preparedness Tip for the Day

  • Under your bed store an old pair of tennis shoes in case of some sort of natural disaster.  This way they will be readily available.  In one of the shoes place a flashlight, in the other shoe place a whistle.  The flashlight is for obvious reasons, and the whistle is so that in case you are trapped or need help, you can blow your whistle so that someone can hopefully hear you.

  • Some people suggest placing these items in a bag and securing them to your bed somehow–this way these items will almost always be readily available in case of an emergency.  This Survival Mom also has many helpful suggestions on how to prepare for an earthquake.
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Filed under Be Prepared, Earthquake, Flashlight, Tip, Whistle

3 responses to “Preparedness Tip for the Day

  1. This is one of the most creative and practical emergency preparedness tips I’ve ever come across–everyone has an old pair of tennis shoes sitting around, and adding a flashlight and whistle is very cheap and easy.

  2. What a simple and easy idea! That’s so doable – I always think of emergency preparedness as something I’ll do in the future because I think it will take too much time and money. But this is something I can do today without spending a lot of time.

  3. This is a great idea! Actually one of the few emergency preparedness ideas I feel that I can actually participate in as a 20 year old college student. It would probably not be a bad idea to keep a pair of tennis shoes with the flash light and whistle in your car too.

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