We learned a lot at last week’s Feather Your Nest event with Safety and Security Pro and former Secret Service Special Agent James Savage.  He was fascinating!  I walked away from the event feeling safer and stronger than ever before thanks to his wonderful advice and tips.
One of the things that really struck me is the importance of being prepared for something unexpected.  The U.S. Government recommends that we all take time to put together a safety kit for our homes.  Their list of recommendations can be found at www.Ready.gov. The list is wonderful but I must admit I went shopping to put our kit together and it was really hard to find some of the items and the price tag adds up really fast!  I wish that I had known about these pre-prepared kits!  They are easier and less expensive and take up a lot less room than the kit I put together!  Just as Jim Savage recommended, I purchased one for my car and one for our home.  To order yours, please call or email Natalie Miller at nmiller@iaedallas.com or 972-380-4234.

Here are the contents:

Deluxe Family Kit
This kit is designed to support a family of four for three days.
Cost: $159. 95 (tax included)
Each bag contains:
First Aide
12            Benzalkonium Chloride Antiseptic Wipes
6            Antibiotic Ointment packets
8            Gauze Sponges, 2”x2” and 4”x4”
4            ABD Tendersorb
1            Gauze Roll
            8            Adhesive Bandages, strips, triangular & butterfly
            1            Tape
            2            Finger splints
            1            Cold Pack           
                        Scissors and Tweezers
                        Latex gloves
                        First Aide Guide
Food & Water
4            Emergency Food bars, 3600 Calories each
48            Emergency Water Pouches, 4.22 ounces each
Light, Warmth & Communications
1            Standard Flashlight,
2            Alkaline D-Cell Batteries
1            AM/FM Radio with Batteries
4            Emergency Blankets, Mylar-type
2            Light sticks, 12-hour green
10             Candles, 5 hours each for a total of 50 hours
1            Waterproof Matches, Box of 20
1            Whistle
Sanitation
48            Pre-moistened Towelettes
12            Infectious Waste Bags with Ties
3            Large Waste Disposal Bags with Ties
4            Toilet Paper, Mini Roll
1            Liquid Soap           
4            Toothbrush & Paste Sets
1            Toilet Deodorant, 2-ounce pack
Miscellaneous
1            Pocket Knife, 3”
1            Manual Can Opener, 3-in-One
2            Dust Masks
Survival Kit I
This kit is designed to support one person for three days.
Cost: $79.95 (tax included)
Each bag contains:
First Aide
6            Benzalkonium Chloride Antiseptic Wipes
3            Antibiotic Ointment packets
8            Gauze Sponges, 2”x2” and 4”x4”
2            ABD Tendersorb
1            Gauze Roll
            8            Adhesive Bandages, strips, triangular & butterfly
            1            Tape
            2            Finger splints
            1            Cold Pack           
                        Scissors and Tweezers
                        Latex gloves
                        First Aide Guide
Food & Water
1            Emergency Food bars, 3600 Calories each
12            Emergency Water Pouches, 4.22 ounces each
Light, Warmth & Communications
1            Standard Flashlight,
2            Alkaline D-Cell Batteries
1            AM/FM Radio with Batteries
4            Emergency Blankets, Mylar-type
2            Light sticks, 12-hour green
1            Whistle
Sanitation
12            Pre-moistened Towelettes
3            Infectious Waste Bags with Ties
1            Toilet Paper, Mini Roll
1            Liquid Soap           
1            Toothbrush & Paste Sets
Miscellaneous
1            Leather Palm Gloves
2            Dust Masks

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