There are special concerns
with small children as well as people suffering from
dementia and their potential to become separated from
their families or care givers during disasters. It
even helps with others who may become injured and not
able to communicate. Keep a Sharpie marker in your
emergency kit. If something should happen, write
their name, contact information, and other pertinent
information on the person's back (on their skin).
The marker will last long enough to be an effective
means of identification and will not become lost as
would other forms of identification might.
(Submitted by Kimberly Embry
- original source unknown)
an idea so you're not in the dark.
a thunderstorm rolled through our neighborhood and a
huge Oak tree came down on some power lines, creating a
power outage for a large area around us. We lost power
for about 5 hours. We were scrambling around in the
darkness, looking for matches, candles, flashlights,
etc. We looked outside, and noticed our solar lights
shining brightly all around our patio, stairs, dock,
etc. They were beautiful. Pat walked outside and brought
several of the solar lights inside. We stuck the solar
light pipes into plastic drink bottles containers and
they made the nicest, brightest, safest, lighting you
could ever imagine. We put one in the bathroom, the
kitchen, the living room, etc. There was plenty of
all types of solar lights available. Solar lights can be
bought for very few dollars. The lights we have fit into
the small (20 oz) water bottles and they also fit into
most of the larger liter bottles. If you need a weight
in the plastic bottle to keep them from tipping over,
you can put a few of the pretty colorful "flat marbles"
that they put in aquariums, and vases. (you can also use
sand, aquarium gravel, etc., whatever you have
available). They burn all night long ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
The next day, you just take your solar lights back
outside and they will recharge and be ready for you to
use again any time you need them. Perfect for power
outages, hurricanes, etc.
(Submitted by Marc Linder -
original source unknown)
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