What You Need: Landslide Safety Supplies
Knowledge of landslide safety is essential as one can strike with a moment’s notice. Those of us who live or do business in hilly areas dread the day we might hear that sudden rumble of moving earth. While you can do your best to prevent landslide damage, sometimes Mother Nature has her way.
So what do you need to have on hand for afterwards?
It’s easy to get stuck after a landslide, so a big part of recovery could include pulling people, pets, or objects out of tight spaces. In a worse case scenario, it’s also possible that you might need to tie yourself to a sturdy object to avoid being swept away, so it’s a good idea to have multiple long, sturdy ropes available for immediately after the disaster. Check out the list of climbing ropes.
The majority of deaths and injuries from landslides occur at night, as the victims were sleeping and unaware of the imminent danger. Because of this, having a hands free flashlight like a headlamp on hand could save you and your neighbors’ lives.
Should there be any need for rescue or evacuation, you won’t need to balance a flashlight with the task in front of you, and will have both your hands free to work. Invest in your headlamp now!
Hand Crank Radio
Staying up-to-date with local emergency information is an essential part of landslide safety. You want an information source that is lightweight, portable, and most importantly, battery-free so you have less to keep up with. This is why hand crank radios are perfect to have on hand after a landslide. Click here to see a multi-function crank radio.
Trees, Bushes, and Sod
After a disaster, an important step in landslide safety is to replant damaged ground as soon as possible. By purchasing and planting sod, young trees, and even small flowering bushes, you are preventing further erosion caused by loss of ground cover – which can potentially lead to even more flooding and landslides in the future.