Emergency planning links updated August 2017 – please advise if links are not working.
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Resources for your workplace
Blind partially sighted resources – Audio MP3 resources
Prepare your home and family
Earthquake sensing cupboard latches - $17.50
Red Cross hazard app - Receive alerts using the this app - It requires you to customise settings to work correctly.
New Zealand – Nation wide
We encourage maximising the use of every day carry items as survival tools. I have included links to the survival apps we recommend and discuss during training.
Red Cross hazard app - Receive alerts using this app - It requires you to customise settings to work correctly.
Get Home Safe - Personal Safety App - free download Apple or Android
My personal every day carry emergency equipment
Olight SR 1 Baton – 0.5 – 900 lumen - see more under torches below
Buff $20 - 40 depending where you get them
Emergency whistle $23 - remove paper scroll - ideal to store small tablets
Emergency equipment in my walk home bag
The following are some of the items in my walk home bag. I have extensively tested these items in all weather conditions including heavy rain and gales.
Survival reflect tent - $28.76
SOL escape bivvy - $120 - mini waterproof breathable sleeping bag. Great kit works well - reusable
Compact inflatable mattress - $100 including shipping - Compact - light weight - comfortable
Water filters – Compact and affordable
Panasonic radio - under $50
Power Cap - hat with head torch under $25 from Bunnings
Emergency food - portable long lasting affordable
Military surplus Gore-Tex jacket - Under $100 with liner and shipping
Emergency equipment in my vehicle
DSPA – Fantastic firefighting technology
Powerall Deluxe - Portable power bank for recharging smart phones or jump starting your car $220
Water purification and storage - my pick would be the 10 l containers - large mouth - stack-able
Survive-It Ltd supply a full range of emergency equipment and flood protection
First Aid Training – Life Care Consultants
Top gear - Quality knives and axes
Here are 2 torches I recommended and use on a daily basis. Links below include free shipping. If the links have expired just google them by name.
Top pick. Olight SR 1 Baton – 0.5 – 900 lumen Run time 15days on 0.5 lumen down to 50minutes on max setting. Although not a head torch it can easily clip onto a cap to be used as a head torch
Olight H1R Nova - 2 – 600 Lumen (head torch and hand held) Run time 6 days on 2 lumen down to 80 minutes on 600 Lumen
The S1 Baton and H1 Nova are not rechargeable – make sure you select the SR1 Baton or HR1 Nova for rechargeable versions.
They function with the supplied CR123R (rechargeable) and the standard CR123A disposable batteries. These batteries are not cheap so would recommend extra cost to buy the rechargeable torches.
These can be found marginally cheaper elsewhere – but most don’t ship from USA and NZ Post You Shop will not send them to NZ because of the magnet in the base of the torch. Don’t be concerned about shipping from China…Olight’s are made in China.