Disaster preparation kit

Duct Tape- it has a billion and one uses. I have been surprised to read that quite a few lefty bloggers have spent a lot of time mocking the inclusion of duct tape in FEMA’s emergency kit list. Frankly, and I do not say this lightly, this is stupid behavior. Ask around any EMTs you know and see what they think about the practicality of duct tape. Google Duct Tape in an emergency. It can be used to close wounds (the five people who died of infection contracted in the water had open wounds). It can be used to seal windows and doors with a sheet or plastic. It can be used to cobble together a splint, a crutch, and even, I understand, a small raft. The astronauts take it into space.

Or go here to read all the medical uses (some silly, some deadly earnest) people have found for duct tape.

Print out the list, buy the duct tape ( or duck tape) and some electric tape while you’re at it, and add it to your kit.

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