Being Prepared...Boy Scout Motto

By TsalagiLenape Latest Reply 2012-01-23 15:15:44 -0600
Started 2012-01-21 19:28:01 -0600

Yes I know some people dont like the Boy Scouts of America. Yet their motto can be used for all of us here. What am I talking about? Being Prepared? Well its like this…for emergency situations that come up unexpectedly i.e. snow storms. For travelling…if your meds need to be kept chilled what do you do? IF you are on a trip by yourself, how do you handle things when you need help? These are somethings we all need to think about and prepare for. Sort of like having our personal info kept in a zip lock bag so if anything gets wet, it wont be destroyed. So does anyone have more ideas to tag on here? If so lets do this and help others and ourselves. So we can help newbies, older ones as well as ourselves. Some things you never would think to keep handy could be a tie breaker in a given situation. Now my first one is a trash bag, not a little grocery bag. Why? It can be used for shelter, carry water, keeping your blanket dry. Just to give ya'll an idea. So join in and lets make this fun helpful and a list for emergencies.

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pixsidust 2012-01-21 23:53:31 -0600 Report

Cell phone, candles, flashlight, matches, rope, knife, fishing line, blanket cheap dollar rain poncho and snacks. I take these camping but keep all but the fishing line & cell phone in my car. I also have a tool kit for cars, jumper cables, extra brake fluid, antifreeze, oil, and washer fluid. As Carol said duct tape. Its good if a car hose springs a leak

Tell someone what you are doing and where you are going if not leave a note.

Keep a list of your conditions, meds and emergency contacts in more than one place. In your usb bracelet, at home and in the office

I take extra meds with me in my purse and had some in my office when I was working.

Always have a first aid kit of some sort.

Mark your car with a diabetic emblem. I have a sticker than is reflective that says Diabetic driver on it thats in the rear window. They fade so I added a license plate holder that says diabetic driver on it. If I ever got wuzzy driving. I want the police to know I am not drunk

Last make sure your family knows what to do in case of an emergency
with you, who to call at work, other family and friends. They need to let us know as well. So leave your login and password with your emergency list. We love most of you just like family and sometimes even more!

TsalagiLenape 2012-01-23 08:08:18 -0600 Report

Very good. Now remember you must always remember the weight of whatever you are carrying and how you'd carry it for long hours. Otherwise, this is awesome! Hugs pixsidust

pixsidust 2012-01-23 12:37:30 -0600 Report

I camp 20ft from my car. There is no carrying for long hours. I will never be totally in the middle of no where. I also bring an air mattress…thats mattress not a mat that gets blown up by an electric air pump…ah all the comforts of home.

I mainly think with all the storms, we need to be prepared in our cars, our homes and prepare our families for what to do when we can not!

Caroltoo 2012-01-21 19:35:58 -0600 Report

Aluminum foil and duct tape—great to deal with many emergencies from the need to cook a meal without pans to keeping things dry in your makeshift shelter. These were my top priority camping items and I've found that carried over through much of life in some very odd and unexpected places.

A plastic bag filled with copies of ID and some Rx and money, in case of an unexpectedly hurried exit from your home. You'd have to negotiate refrigerator space, if you use insulin.

TsalagiLenape 2012-01-21 19:38:03 -0600 Report

That is great! I camp a lot too. Former Cub, Girl and Boy Scout Leader here. LOL Now for the portable refrigerator get those medical ice packs that you crush up. Slip this into a zip lock bag and ta da you have a portable freezer. :)