In recent years, the world has become a more dangerous place. Fears of terrorist attacks, natural disasters and civil unrest have made it more important than ever for families to have an emergency preparedness plan in place to ensure they are ready for any eventuality.
New products continuously come onto the market to make this task easier. As more attention is being given to emergency preparedness, more options and products are becoming available for you to stock up on and create your own emergency preparation plan. Here are just a few of the more interesting offerings produced to help you deal with a variety of extreme emergencies:
1 – MSR Guardian Portable Water Purifier
Finding a good way to purify water if the local water supply becomes tainted has been an ongoing problem for those interested in preparing for disasters. Many systems are primitive and bulky. Others require filters that need frequent replacement and don’t take care of viruses. Guardian has found a way to tackle these issues in a portable, easy-to-use purifying system that can process up to 2.5 liters of water per minute.
The unit is unique in that it eliminates the need for the usual two-step purification to remove pathogens. No filters are needed, and you don’t have to do the routine “backwashing” of the system. Although the pricing is a bit higher than other systems, the Guardian Portable Water Purifier’s advantage make it well worth the cost.
2 – Lion Fuelless Generator
Generators are indispensable for providing power during emergency situations for refrigeration or other conveniences. In the past, those interested in purchasing generators had to rely on gasoline-powered models that were noise, smelly and involved certain hazards.
The Lion Fuelless Generator can be plugged in to outlets for recharging or can be charged from solar panels, providing up to 3 hours of energy for your emergency power needs. Similar models are available, but they do not provide the convenient, lightweight, reliable power of this unit.
3 – Waterbrick
Maintaining your potable water supply is an important facet of emergency preparedness. During a natural disaster, your public water system can be unusable for days. A good method of storing potable water for your family’s use is now available with the products from WaterBrick International, sturdy, polyethylene containers that can be stacked neatly in storage areas to keep fresh water on hand for any emergency. These units are available in a variety of sizes to allow users to grab-and-go whenever they need a fresh water supply.
Providing for your family, even in times of great difficulty, is one of the most basic concerns of parents everywhere. It’s never too early to start preparing and saving money to help you start on your way. You may not need these products now, but if you need them in the future you’ll sure be glad you have them. These new products will help to ensure you are doing all you can to be ready for whatever emergency arises.