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|| SportsShooter.com: News Item: Posted 2005-10-03

Preparing for Disaster
By Robert Hanashiro, Sports Shooter

Here are some links to resources for building your own emergency kit and preparing for an emergency situation, whether at home or on assignment.

Assembling your own earthquake/disaster kits:
http://www.sfgate.com/chronicle/special/quakes/1.1.html
http://www.ready.gov/make_a_kit.html

Military Surplus stores:
http://www.militaryclothing.com
http://www.uscav.com
http://majorsurplusnsurvival.com/tips%20survival.htm

Info on first aid kits:
http://www.ready.gov/first_aid_kit.html

Outdoor/camping supplies:
http://www.rei.com

Portable generator info:
http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/disaster/490-303/490-303.html
http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster/0,1082,0_565_,00.html

Power inverter info:
http://www.poweriseverything.com/inverter.html
http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?cookie%5Ftest=1&catalog_name=CTLG&category_name=CTLG_009_001_008_000&product_id=22-146
http://www.invertersrus.com

Info on gasoline cans:
http://www.dawginc.com/material-handling/gasoline-safety-storage-can.asp

Maglite flashlights:
http://www.maglite.com/productline.asp

Illness prevention/treatment:
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/illness.asp
http://www.high-altitude-medicine.com/diarrhea.html

Simple first aid:
http://library.thinkquest.org/10624/1staid.html

Commercial sites selling disaster kits, MREs, water purification, etc.:
http://beprepared.com
http://www.mrefoods.com
http://saratogatradingcompany.com
http://www.hydrationtech.com

A paper on journalists covering disasters assembled by the "No Train, No Gain" web site:
http://www.notrain-nogain.org/Train/Res/Report/disast.asp

Other interesting reading:
http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/opinion/12679017.htm
http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/tsunami/article.asp?parentid=22664
http://www.dartcenter.org/tips_tools/disasters.html
http://www.theonion.com/content/node/40987

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