During the late summer and moving into the winter months there are several natural emergencies that could occur regardless of where you live. These natural emergencies consist of hurricanes, tornadoes and snowstorms during later months of the year. There are five Green steps that you can take to prepare for these emergencies and still live green during the emergency times.
Solar chargers are easy to obtain and can be found at most stores. The seller chargers range from keychain size to small portable solar chargers that you can find online. Having a solar charger to charge rechargeable battery stations, cell phones and other electronic equipment or battery operated equipment can be a lifesaver during power outages. The seller chargers can also be used in your daily green living life to operate and charge items we use everyday like cell phones.
The Red Cross has come out with a crank radio that is available at stores like Target, Walmart and Sears. This crank radio has AM/FM capabilities, a weather button to stay up-to-date on weather changes and a LED flashlight. The radio is powered by crank technology meaning that no battery is required. The crank radio is something that should be in everyone’s emergency kits and since it does not use any kind of battery or electronic resource is completely green.
A crank lantern is powered with LED light technology and works the same as the crank radio. A small crank is located on the side of the lantern and with just a few turns of the great you could have light for up to an hour or longer. The crank lantern is a good substitute for candles or for battery operated lights.
There are several green products on the market currently for water purification. These purification items can be as small as a water filter that fits in a reusable water bottle or as large as a full water purification crock that fits in your kitchen. Water purification is vitally important if you’re in an area where a water system could be shut down due to contamination from storms.
A solar generator will cost around $300 however this cost more than makes up for it self when power is out for an extended period of time. During catastrophic emergencies such as Hurricane Katrina and snowstorms that could take out power for over a week, a solar generator is a green option that keeps your vital home appliances running. With one solar generator a family can run a refrigerator, water heating device, stove or microwave and washers and dryers when needed. The solar generator is a much greener option when preparing for emergencies than the gas powered or butane powered generators currently on the market.
Post Footer automatically generated by Add Post Footer Plugin for wordpress.