Home Emergency Preparedness
Summary: Being prepared before an electrical failure is your best defense.
This article explains the importance of an Home Electrical Emergency Failure Kit and what it should include.
The Importance of an Home Electrical Emergency Failure Kit
The Home Electrical EmergencyFlashlights with extra batteries
Battery powered radio with extra batteries
One week supply of water
One week supply of non-perishable food and a manual can opener
Alternative cooking source
A first aid kit and handbook
A-B-C multipurpose fire extinguisher
Extra medication for those who need prescription drugs
- Adjustable pipe or crescent wrench to turn off the gas and water supply
- Chlorine bleach and instructions for purifying water
- Candles and matches
- Blankets, warm clothes, sturdy shoes and heavy glove
The Safest Way to Test Electrical Devices and Identify Electric Wiring!
The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester, [amazon.com], I use for the detection of Standard Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.