Do you know how to be prepared in case of an emergency? Do you have an Emergency Preparedness Kit ready? If not, what are you waiting for?
Emergencies and Disasters can happen at any given time. No matter what you’re doing or where you are the possibility is there. Being prepared and having an emergency preparedness kit on hand is important. But what do you do to prepare?
How to Be Prepared for Anything
The first step in how to be prepared is to have a plan. Or, several plans. Some emergencies to be prepared of include:
- Chemical Spills
- Biological Hazards
There are a lot more situations that could happen. Decide what you and your family will do in case any of these occur. To be more specific, define an exit strategy. How will your family get out of the home, the area or the city? Designate each family member to be in charge of something. For example: Billy can grab the blankets. Sally can grab the family pet(s). Your spouse can grab the emergency preparedness kit. These are just examples.
What do you put in an Emergency Preparedness Kit?
Ensuring you have the basic necessities can save you headaches and time. Your emergency preparedness kit is one of the key points in how to be prepared. Some ideas for your kit are:
- Bottles of water
- Can Opener
- Sterile Bandages in a First Aid Kit
- Batteries (various sizes)
- Battery Operated Radio
- Garbage Bags
- Cash, Change & travelers checks
- Books, small toys
- Matches in a waterproof container
- Motorola Talkabout MT350R Radios
How Motorola Talkabout MT350R Radios will help you be prepared
If you’ve ever been on vacation – skiing, camping, hiking, shopping etc… you may have experienced getting separated from the group. Or having someone else get separated from the group. It’s more than a little scary, and that’s why Motorola Talkabout MT350R Radios are the perfect addition to any emergency preparedness kit.
Motorola Talkabout MT350R Radios are 2 way radios with up to a 35 mile range. They also have a flashlight, 7 NOAA weather channels, hands-free capabilities and are weather proof. They’re the perfect communications solution when your cell isn’t working and/or phone lines are down. There are tons of features packed into the Motorola Talkabout.
With an IP-54** rating, the MT series flaunts its weatherproof ID design making it ideal for protection not only from dust, but from wet weather conditions be it snow or rain splashes. Its emergency alert feature, built-in LED flashlight and ***NOAA weather alert channels provide a total emergency preparedness communication solution. So escape to the great outdoors with confidence that others can be informed of any dangers that may come your way. The flashlight feature offers peace-of-mind during evening adventures or unexpected emergencies and power outages. The NOAA channels provide emergency alerts including tornadoes, winter storms,
severe thunderstorms, flash floods, emergency evacuations and Amber Alerts.
Boasting a high efficiency class D amplifier, the MT series radio delivers enhanced sound quality by reducing distortion at high volumes.
Extra Power When You Need it Most
Push-To-Talk Power Boost, when activated, allows you to extend the transmission range by increasing the transmitter power output while saving battery life when no power boost is necessary.
When you are hiking up a steep mountain trail, you really need to keep your hands free to brace the rocky terrain. With iVOX acting like a speakerphone and allowing hands-free communication, you can keep on moving without stopping to answer a call.
Designed to fit every lifestyle, the MT350 allows you the convenience of charging many distinct ways. Use the provided mini-USB charger for portable convenience, great for charging at home or to take along to recharge in a hotel. While on the go, you can use our mini-USB car charger. If you are not on the move, the desktop charger is a good option or simply use a mini-USB PC cable to charge from your PC when no power outlet is available. (Desktop Charger, Mini-USB car and PC cables are sold separately.) If none of these options are available, you can simply drop in standard alkaline batteries and you’re ready to start talking.
The VibraCall™ silent vibrating ringer is especially useful for locations where ringing can be intrusive. This feature is also great when noise from a sporting event would drown out your ring tone.
The collective energy wasted in powering handheld electronics has become a Global issue. Most of the energy wasted while charging a mobile device occurs within the charge. On an individual basis, the amount of energy wasted per year is negligible. However, there are hundreds of millions of chargers in use today. The large‐scale incorporation of energy efficient chargers benefits the planet both economically and environmentally. The MT series does its part by using the latest technological design to produce a high efficiency wall adaptor which consumes one half watt of power during idle conditions.
The Motorola Talkabout comes with:
• 2 radios
• 2 NiMH rechargable battery packs
• 2 belt clips
• 1 Y cable wall adapter with 2 mini-USB connectors
• 1 Emergency Preparedness checklist sheet
• 1 user guide
• 1 accessories sheet
• Available in orange
One thing I love about these is they take care of a few items on your kit thus saving you space. They also support eco friendly charging. The MT350R uses only a half kilowatt during idle charging. These are the perfect addition to your kit for how to be prepared for anything. These would be especially convenient for parents of kids without cell phones. Or, even if the kids have cellphones these are great. You never know when you’ll lose service!
Shop & Connect with Motorola
You can buy the Motorola Talkabout MT350R Radios from Motorola’s website. They have a MSRP of $89.99. This is a great gift idea for the adventurist in your life! You can also connect with Motorola on Facebook and Twitter for news on products and more.
What tips do you have for how to be prepared?