Unlike freeze dried alternatives, the MRE is designed to retain moisture, gravy, and sauces with maximum nutrition, variety, and a five to ten year shelf life.
Fulton, NY (PRWEB) December 7, 2005
To protect the survival of loved ones and keep them safe so they won’t be without food, water, first aid supplies, warmth and shelter should disaster strike, savvy gift givers are providing these necessities via a unique gift idea for the holidays: E-Gift Certificates from CampingSurvival.com (http://www.campingsurvival.com).
CampingSurvival.com is a one-stop shopping solution for survival and outdoor enthusiasts with over 10,000 items just a mouse-click away. With an E-Gift Certificate, friends, family, and loved ones can find virtually anything they need from the leading outdoor lifestyle company on the Web. And the gift may prove more valuable than mere dollars and cents.
After a disaster, the safety of loved ones could be at stake if help is delayed days or weeks due to damaged roads, gas, water, electric, phone, and medical services.
“Your family will cope best by preparing for disaster before it strikes,” states a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) brochure. When loved ones fail to prepare for disaster, a gift of emergency kits or emergency supplies could save their lives.
With the E-Gift Certificates, gift givers are providing disaster kits and more. According to FEMA and the American Red Cross, a basic disaster kit should include at least: a three-day supply of food and water (one gallon of water per person, per day); a first aid kit and manual; tools; matches; sanitation and hygiene items; extra clothing and blankets; flashlight and portable radio with batteries; kitchen accessories and cooking utensils; cash, coins, credit cards, photo ID, and special items.
Food requiring no refrigeration, preparation, or cooking is best. The MRE, or “Meal Ready to Eat” - a staple of US military and rescue operations for decades - is a popular way to provide survival food supplies. “Because the MRE is pre-cooked, it’s ready to eat right from the pouch,” says Thomas Sciacca, a former marine, outdoorsman, and President of CampingSurvival.com. “Unlike freeze dried alternatives, the MRE is designed to retain moisture, gravy, and sauces with maximum nutrition, variety, and a five to ten year shelf life.”
A more complete disaster kit includes additional items such as a compass, fire extinguisher, rain gear, portable heater and stove, sleeping bags, tent, or water purification equipment.
Since evacuation or travel may be necessary, it’s also wise to include emergency supplies or survival supplies in each car, as well as the office, school, or wherever significant time is spent, suggests Sciacca. The best kits are lightweight, avoid duplication, and suited to the users and environment used in.
While emergency kits and survival supplies can be assembled one item at a time, Sciacca understands that few people do an adequate job of it. “Items get left out, scattered or need to be replaced,” he explains.
Sciacca designed CampingSurvival.com as a one stop shop for survival supplies and emergency supplies - from pocket sized kits and family first aid supplies to organization-sized trauma kits, from rain ponchos to solar powered wind up radio. E-Gift Certificates are available, along with same, next day, and international delivery. For free Disaster Analysis and promotional pricing, visit http://www.campingsurvival.com.
For More Information Contact:
Phone: (800) 537-1339 ext. 222
28 W First St South
Fulton, NY 13069
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