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Survival Kit #6053

When a disaster hits like a tornado, flood, an evacuation, or a long term power outage occurs in your area will you be prepared or not. Why not have a (72 Hour Survival Kit) handy just in case and emergency happens.
1. Flashlight and spare batteries, or one of the crank flashlights.
2. Radio and batteries or one of the crank type radios.
3. First aid kit.
4. Candles and waterproof matches or a lighter.
5. Extra car keys and cash including coins for pay phones as the debit machines might not work, and make sure you have your cell phone and your charger for the car.
6. Important papers identification for everyone, and personal documents.
7. Food and bottled water for everyone in the family at least 3 days worth.
8. Disposable plates, knives, forks, spoons, cups, and garbage bags.
9. Fuel stove such as a Coleman stove for cooking.
10. Clothing and footwear one change per person for 3 days.
11. Blankets and sleeping bags for each person.
12. Toilet paper, diapers and personal needs for each person.
13. Medication, (and what it is for) eyeglasses, list of prescriptions, and doctors name and phone number.
14. Pet supplies for your pets and their recent vaccination records.
15. Playing cards, games, and toys to occupy your time.
16. Get a large plastic tote label it Emergency Kit put a sticker on it as to the date when the food, water, medications, and the pet food was put in so that there is no out of date things in your kit.
Have at least 4 liters of water per person per day and 3 liters per pet.
Food for the kit should be, canned meats, soups, stews, beans, vegetables, fruits, honey, peanut butter, jams, and canned milk. The dry food should be crackers, biscuits, cookies, instant coffee, tea bags, sugar, salt, pepper, and powdered milk.
Now you are all set for an emergency, and let’s hope it never happens.

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Thanks to: Michelle Welch - Sarnia, Ontario - Canada - rec.:Feb 3, 2010 - pub.:Mar 1, 2010 - sent.:May 31, 2010
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning #6197

How to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning when there is a power outage. During a winter storm when there is a power outage never bring propane barbeque or a portable gas heater of any kind into your house to keep you warm as they give off deadly carbon monoxide gases. Have your furnaces serviced on a yearly basis as this can save your life as well, a defective furnace can give off carbon monoxide fumes as well and carbon monoxide is both colorless and odorless.
Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
1. Headaches
2. Fatigue
3. Increased heart rate and rapid breathing
4. Dizziness
5. Confusion
6. People or pets that are exposed to carbon monoxide for a long time often slip into unconsciousness and eventual death
7. If you suspect you have been exposed to carbon monoxide do not delay getting out of the house and calling 911 for the fire department to come out to turn off the faulty furnace or remove the source of the carbon monoxide, and vent your house to remove the fumes.
Doing this will save your life and the ones that you hold so near and dear to you.

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Thanks to: Michelle - Sarnia, Otario - Canada - rec.:Feb 26, 2011 - pub.:Oct 3, 2011 - sent.:Apr 16, 2012
Safety #6518

Post-swim drowning can occur hours after your child has left the pool or any body of water-

Your kid is in the water and inhales a mouthful. She sputters and coughs and may even throw up. Afterward, she’s tired, but she can talk and walk, so you assume the worst is over. What you may not realize: Drowning remains a risk.

When a few drops of water make their way into a person’s lungs, they usually clear on their own without any complications says pediatric emergency specialist Michael Gerardi, M.D., president of the American College of Emergency Physicians. But if more water gets trapped (say a tablespoon), oxygen deprivation can occur, and toxic cascade of respiratory events like inflammation and pulmonary edema (a potential fatal condition that requires urgent treatment) could develop.

Fortunately, this kind of drowning, often referred to as “secondary drowning,” though this is not an official medical term, is extremely rare; if a child really seems fine, the overwhelming odds are that she is fine. Still, you can never be too careful.

After any worrisome water incident, watch your child closely for these symptoms, which can worsen over time: Persistent cough, vomit or pinkish foam from mouth or nose, breathing difficulties, fatigue to the point of lethargy (including oddly timed naps or early bedtime), lips and tongue turning blue, unusual change in behavior.

If any of these warning signs arise, head to the ER. “If no symptoms appear after eight hours, you can assume she’s in the clear,” says Justin Sempsrott, M.D., executive director of Lifeguards Without Borders. Your child can go to sleep on his usual schedule, adds Dr. Gerardi, there’s no need to wake him up to check on his safety.

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Thanks to: Kimberly Goad - USA. - rec.:Oct 5, 2016 - pub.:Oct 5, 2016 - sent.:Dec 17, 2016
Chewing gum could make you a better driver #6316

Chewing gum could make you a better driver
Consider popping a stick of gum in your mouth before getting behind the wheel. Japanese researcher suggests that doing so could help keep you safe. When scientists asked people to press buttons in response to cues on a screen, those who were chewing gum reacted up to 9% or 45 milliseconds faster than those who weren’t.
The reason: Chewing stimulates the frontal cortex (the area of the brain that governs attention), prepping you for speedy reactions, so you’ll be able to tap that brakes faster in an emergency.

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Thanks to: Piry - Barrington Hills, IL - USA. - rec.:Dec 3, 2013 - pub.:Dec 3, 2013 - sent.:Feb 24, 2014
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