Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Being Prepared In An Emergency

Living with anxiety is never easy. The constant stress and worry about situations can be incredibly overwhelming. Through counseling I have learned to let things go and how to assess a situation when I have no control. One thing I was taught, when I have no control over a situation, at least be prepared for all of the what if's.

When we built our house our builder asked us if we wanted to put a room in the basement, under the porch, that is fully surrounded by cement. He said some people use it as a wine cellar, others as a cigar room, my first thought...a panic room! We laughed a bit, but I was serious.

Now it is nothing like the room Jodi Foster uses in the movie Panic Room, but it will keep us physically safe in the event of a disaster, mainly a tornado.

Here in Michigan we have them every Spring and Fall. I am thankful they are not nearly as bad as the ones in the mid-west, but we have seen our share of devastation. Even as I type this, my anxiety starts to rise. How will I keep the girls safe? What if we are stuck down there for a long time? Cell phones die, batteries run out, electricity is gone.

In the event of an emergency I want to be prepared. I don't want to have to run around looking for items as I am trying to get the girls downstairs. I am so thankful that I recently was able to teem up with Robert from

Robert was kind enough to send me a customized survival kit just for our panic room. We now have a Tornado Emergency Kit all set up and ready to go in that room. I will never have to worry if I have everything, it will all be waiting for us in a re-sealable waterproof backpack.

Here is the full description from

This kit contains the following:

Food and Water: The food and water in this kit will adequately provide you with the nutrition you need in survival and emergency situations. These products have a 5 year shelf life.

     6 - 4oz. Water Pouches
     1 - 400 Calorie Food Bar Cherry Flavor
     10 Water Purification Tablets - each tablet purifies 1 liter of water
     24 oz. Water Purification Bottle

Light and Communications: In the event of a power outage you’ll have independent access to your own means of lighting and communication with the outside world.

     Dynamo LED Lantern with Radio
     Rechargeable Squeeze Flashlight - 3 LED flashlight
     30 Hour Emergency Candle
     12 Hour Green Emergency Glow Stick
     5-in-1 Survival Whistle
     Box of Waterproof Matches
     36" x 24" Bright Orange Help Flag

Shelter and Warmth: These supplies will provide protection from outside weather forces. They will protect you from wind, sun, rain, and many other conditions you may encounter.

     2 - Emergency Survival Sleeping Bag
     2 - Emergency Poncho with Hood
     2 - 16-20 Hour Body Warmer
     5' x 7' Tarp

Tools: These items are designed to be useful in emergency situations. They will be a valuable resource when you have problems with navigation, transportation, personal protection or shelter.

     Multi-Function Tool
     Compact Multi-function Shovel
     16 Function Knife
     Leather Palm Work Gloves
     2 N95 Respirator Dust Mask - NIOSH approved
     50 Feet of Paracord
     Safety Goggles
     Quakehold Putty
     10yds of Duct Tape
     3 Function Hatchet (hatchet, pry bar, hammer)
     Pack of nails

Hygiene and Sanitation: It is useful to have access to hygiene products when in a disaster situation.  Staying clean can protect against infection, disease, and depression.

     24 Piece Deluxe Hygiene Kit
     3 Pocket Tissue Packs

First Aid: These first aid items will assist with minor injuries and protect against serious health concerns in emergency situations.

     37 Piece Portable First Aid Kit

Other: These items are useful for stress relief during strenuous or challenging circumstances.

     Notepad with Golf Pencil
     Deck of Playing Cards for Entertainment
     Infectious Waste Bag

Could this be any better? There is no better way to put a mother's mind at ease than to know her kids will be safe and taken care of in an emergency. has a wide range of kits available:

Most of these kits have a 5 year shelf life. What a great product to have for peace of mind, especially for the next 5 years.

I pray that we never have to use our kit, but if we do, I know I am completely prepared for the situation.

Whether you are looking for a kit for your home, office, car or classroom, has everything you need. 

Right now if you order and use code TWSPK5 you will receive 5% off your order. Order $150 or more in survival kits you will get an automatic 10% off, if you use the code TWSPK5 you will get an additional 5% off for a total of 15% off.

Don't leave your families safety up to chance, be prepared for any emergency with

For this review I was provided a Tornado Emergency Kit from All opinions are my own