|Folding shovel and pick|
Periodically, I mention products that you might wish to have that are helpful in terms of preparedness. This is usually a tough post to write because it needs to have something for everyone, fledgling preppers to the experienced families. I will also mention some great internet sources of these supplies. As always, I have no financial investment in any of these companies mentioned. (Except my two books which have links at the top of the blog pages.)
The first source for preparedness supplies I would like to tell you about is:
Preparedness Products dot Net
On this particular link I have called your attention to some of their tools. They have work gloves for $1.59 a pair along with a folding shovel with a pick for $8.99 . The hand axe for $6.99 is also a good value, as is the folding saw.
Earthquake Survival-Gas Main Shut-off Tool
This might also be a wise tool to have if your shut-off is configured in this way.
This is a good time to learn where your gas shut-off is in your house, and where your water shut-offs are also. Once you identify these places, and perhaps clear some things from around them, now is the time to show other members of your family as well.
The beauty of Preparedness Products dot Net is that they have a wide variety of preparedness products sold more cheaply than many suppliers. For orders over $99. shipping is free.
This item is a little too pricey for me, but I think it's an important device to know about, and for some, it might be a good idea. This is the inReach Satellite Communicator. This is the information from the manufacturer. This particular device is available at REI.com for $299. There is a ten dollar monthly fee for its use, but there are also seasonal contracts which may make the device cheaper to own and use. For some families and individuals, this device could be a lifesaver, particularly during an emergency when cellular towers are out.
The inReach Series of Satellite Communicators
Who should own an inReach?Almost everyone. Whether it's by land, sea or air, if you love getting away from it all, then chances are you need an inReach. With inReach, you can send and receive messages at the ends of the earth and everywhere in between. From outdoor enthusiasts and boaters to hunters and recreational pilots, having an inReach offers much more than remote connectivity and SOS capabilities -- it allows you to share your journey and experiences with those you love and gives them peace of mind knowing they can contact you no matter where your adventure takes you.
|Trigger an SOS and communicate back and forth with our 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center.||
Adjustable tracking intervals from 10 minute to 4 hours allow you to track your trip and share your location, including GPS coordinates, elevation and speed.
|Send and receive 160-character text messages with GPS coordinates to cell numbers or email addresses
worldwide and post updates to social
media all from one device.*
Pair it with your mobile device to access downloadable topographic maps and NOAA charts and make communication with family and friends even easier.
Delivery confirmation for all text messages and SOS signals.
Provides 100% global coverage through the Iridium satellite network.
Follow-Me/Find-Me Tracking and Location.“This way to the middle of nowhere.”
Bring family and friends with you, using Follow-Me/Find-Me Tracking and Location’s automatic location feature. Turn it on or off at a whim, and ensure that your route is known. Use it to aid rescuers, to make maps, to keep you connected to the world, or just to provide a measure of authenticity to your travel stories or adventures. People can even ping your inReach to find your latest location.
Two-way Messaging.If you're going off the grid, stay in touch with inReach.
Two-way communication becomes two-way texting when your inReach is paired with a smartphone or the PN-60w GPS. Now you can both send and receive messages — that means interactive SOS messages, text messages, emails, social network updates, etc., and full GPS navigation. In short, an affordable remote satellite connection that is no less than revolutionary.
True global coverage.inReach connects you to the Iridium network. The world’s largest satellite constellation.