Friday, September 13, 2013

Prepare-aperhnalia: The 14-in-1 Multi-Tool!

The importance of being prepared for a disaster cannot be stressed enough from us here at the American Red Cross. During National Preparedness Month especially, we want you to think about how prepared you really are for an earthquake, a fire, or any other type of disaster. When you think about what to put in your emergency kit, start with the essentials; water, non-perishable foods, a flashlight and a radio with extra batteries, a first aid kit, medications, important documents, and cash. You’ll also want to include some sort of multipurpose tool. So, instead of throwing in a wrench, knives, and a can opener into your kit separately, consider this:

I am proud to present to you, the 14-in-1 Multifunction Emergency Tool. I’m sure all of you Prepare-aphernaliacs are waiting for me to tell you what is included in this amazing tool, so here it is: needle nose pliers, regular pliers, wire cutter, file/cutter, flat file, pointed screwdriver, mini–screwdriver, small screwdriver, screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, can opener, bottle opener, punch, and a knife blade. Wow! All of these tools fit into one handy little pouch that you can attach to a keychain or toss into your emergency kit. You never know where you’ll be when a disaster strikes, but if you keep these tools with you, you’ll have piece of mind that wherever you are, you’re that much more prepared.

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