Winter storms can range from a moderate snowstorm to a blinding blizzard that can last for several days. Many winter storms are accompanied by treacherously low temperatures, strong winds, icing and freezing rain. Regardless of the severity of the storm, you should be prepared if you want to remain safe during these events.
• Listen to your local news for updates. It’s also a good idea to have a NOAA Weather Radio handy with plenty of fresh batteries.
• Make sure all fuel-burning equipment is vented to the outside.
• Bring your pets inside where it is warm.
• Protect yourself from frostbite and hypothermia by wearing several layers of warm and loose-fitting clothes. Make sure you have a first aid kit to treat those conditions if they become a problem.
• Avoid driving when the conditions become severe. Especially avoid driving in freezing rain or drizzle unless it is an extreme emergency. If travel is necessary, keep a Disaster Supply Kit in your vehicle.
Family Select Survival Kit
All items are packed in our large, heavy duty Tactical Backpack. This backpack has a large clam-shell main compartment, an internal zippered pocket, six external zippered pockets, padded shoulder straps, waist and sternum straps, two adjustable compression straps on each side, carry handle straps on the top and both sides, and PAL compatible webbing located on both the front and bottom. This kit is designed to meet the demands for all-purpose survival practices. The Select Survival Kit follows the guidelines of governmental agencies, including the FEMA and Red Cross requirements for three persons/three days.