Hurricane season runs from the beginning of June through to the end of November. The most active month being September. With the potential for severe weather situations, we suggest putting together a supplies kit to make sure you and your family are prepared in the event of an emergency.
Use this list as a starting point, and then think about any additional needs of your family. If you have infants, pets, or seniors in the family, they may require unique supplies beyond what is included in this list.
- A three day supply of non-perishable food
- Include paper plates and plastic utensils, and a manual can opener (if needed)
- A three day supply of water
- One gallon per person per day – to be used for drinking as well as sanitation
- Battery operated or hand-crank radio
- For storm updates, especially if cell phone signal is lost
- Extra batteries
- Fire extinguisher
- Matches in a waterproof container
- Small, basic tool set
- Wrench, pliers
Car & Electronics
- Cell phones with chargers
- Use text or social media to communicate with family and friends. Save phone calls for emergencies only.
- Weego Jump Starter
- This is a powerful, multi-purpose tool that can be used as a flashlight, to charge phones, and to jump start your car
- Road maps
- Full tank of gas
- Wipes, garbage bags, and personal hygiene items
- Glasses and contact lens solution
- A change of clothing
- Be aware of your climate as well as the weather conditions. Include a sturdy pair of shoes.
- First aid kit
- Prescription medications
- and non-prescription medications such as pain reliever or antacids
- Important documents
- Save electronically or in a water proof container
- Cash and change
Make a plan with your family for what to do in the event of an emergency. Make sure everyone in the family knows where the supply kit is, and that it is easily accessible and portable so you can easily take it with you as needed.
For those of you who don’t know me I’m Adrian Avena, and I’m a professional angler on the Bass Pro Tour and sponsored ambassador for Weego. After receiving my business degree from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA, I pursued a career in professional bass fishing. Over the last eight years I’ve had the opportunity to compete in three of the world’s largest circuits.
It’s no coincidence your car battery seems to struggle more during the winter months – cold has a significant effect on a battery’s ability to generate power. To understand why, you first should know the very basics of how a battery works.
The jump packs of the past have always utilized lead-acid batteries, but the jump packs of the future are turning to lithium-ion batteries for their ability to deliver the same amount of power in a much smaller and lighter product. Here are some of the ways these two different batteries stack up to one another:
There’s a lot of confusion regarding jump starter specifications and what kind of power they are capable of delivering. Different batteries have different standards – you can’t take the parameters for a lead-acid battery and apply them to a lithium-ion for an apples-to-apples comparison. Each battery serves a different purpose and each battery has different chemical limitations. The main ratings we’ll focus on are Cranking Amps (CA), Cold Cranking Amps (CCA), Starting Amps and Peak Amps
When you’re stuck with a dead battery, the most common tool you reach for is traditional jumper cables – those archaic, complicated, and incredibly risky things that have been sitting in your trunk since you bought your car.