When it comes to preparing for the safety of your family, friends and loved ones, you can’t be too careful. With the massive unexpected flooding, earthquakes, snowstorm and even a failed transformer, there are many types of natural and human-made disasters that can cause your part of the grid to fail. In these situations, a portable phone charger can make all the difference, but, in fact, it is one of the most frequently overlooked parts.
The better you have prepared, the easier the situation will be to handle. At the bare minimum, your preparedness kit in case of emergency should include the following items, that include a portable phone charger.
Water – for every person, you will need one gallon per day (you will need a three day supply in case of evacuation, and a two week for remaining at home). Be sure to freshen that supply every six months.
Food –An emergency kit should also have non-perishable, easy-to-make food (again, you will need a 3 day supply in case of evacuation and 2 weeks in case of staying home).
Flashlight – if it is not a wind-up, then have lots of extra batteries and make sure that they have not expired.
Radio –Make sure to have a battery-powered or hand-crank radio in your emergency kit. A NOAA Weather Radio is best.
First aid kit – this should include standard first aid kit supplies as well as the specific medical needs of the people who live in the home or work at the business, such as a 7 day supply of prescription medications and extra hearing aid batteries.
Smartphones, charging cords, and a good quality portable phone charger that is big enough to provide several full charges. Make sure that the power bank has been freshly charged within the last six months.
Copies of vital personal documents such as ID, lease or deed to the home, proof of address, insurance policies and vital medical information.
Emergency contact information
Personal hygiene and sanitation items