Basic Two Person Blizzard and Ice Storm Kit
Each year, blizzards and ice storms wreak havoc upon the East Coast of the United States, although they can happen anywhere where cold conditions are present. Blizzards and ice storms are both capable of knocking out power and severing other utilities, potentially making for a freezing cold struggle to survive – right in your own living room. We’ve prepared a basic cold snap survival kit that will definitely ease your burden through one of these most frequent events. Click on the items below directly from this sheet, and the link will take you right to our website, where you can order the goods directly. Quantities listed are for two adults.
One of your basic priorities will be staying warm, sometimes in the absence of power. It’s critical to maintain good body temperature, since the cold naturally suppresses your thirst, giving you the double whammy of slowly growing dehydrated as you freeze to death:
You’ll need two of these. These amazing little three wick candles provide light as well as heat, and can effectively raise the temperature of small spaces to tolerable levels.
You’ll need two of these. Mylar sleeping bags are designed to reflect and retain up to 90 percent of your body heat, meaning you’ll stay warm even if it’s freezing cold.
These chemically activated heating pads are great for when you bed down at night; stick one of these inside the mylar sleeping bag above, climb in, and stay toasty warm. You’ll need six of these – one per person, per night.
Ice storms knock out power all the time, and thus you’ll need a method of powering critical devices like space heaters, cell phones, and laptop computers:
The Duracell 1800 Watt Powerpack Emergency Power System is a self contained emergency or recreational backup power system that will give you long-lasting
Ice storms and blizzards tend to keep people inside their homes. Since emergency response might be delayed, you need to have a good, basic first aid kit on hand:
Rapid Care’s 234 piece first aid kit will handle the vast majority of injuries sustained during a disaster. This is a quality kit you can rely on.
Loss of power means that you need to have a method of generating light to see around your home:
These lights provide up to two hours of ultra bright LED lighting with just 60 seconds of hand cranking, and never need batteries – perfect for an ice storm or blizzard.
You need to know what’s going on during an ice storm or blizzard. Many times, the status of the storm and subsequent power failure are broadcast over radio:
This little wonder is a shortwave radio with built in NOAA weather alert. It never needs batteries, and is powered via solar power or hand crank. Perfect for keeping you up to speed.
Ice storms and blizzards often render streets impassable. You need to have some food on hand, enough to ride out a blizzard or ice storm of up to a week long – or longer:
This sealed bucket contains 60 entrees designed for maximum nutrition. Simply add water and eat!