Individual First Aids Kits Essential for Hurricane Matthew

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( — October 7, 2016) Woodbridge, Virginia — October 7, 2016) Woodbridge, Virginia – As Hurrican Matthew looms along the East Coast of Florida, thousands are preparing for serious damage as the storm moves towards Jacksonville. Winds are reaching speeds up to 120miles an hour, but luckily the storm has veered east, avoiding a direct hit with populated areas. The storm is destructive, but the effects of Hurricane Matthew are not as severe are originally feared, however, being prepared for this monster is still essential.

What the Red Cross recommends

While most people are busy shuttering their homes to brace for the coming of Hurricane Matthew, we can easily forget to make other necessary precautions. The Red Cross recommends people to have enough supplies to last at least 72 hours. This should include items like a first aid kit, bottled water, non-perishable food, blankets or sleeping bags, seven to fourteen days’ worth of medication, important documents, a battery-powered radio, flashlights, extra batteries, chargers, a change of clothes and personal eyeglasses or contact lenses. If you are in a shelter you will have a lot of idle time on your hands so entertainment and comfort are also important to keep up morale. Items like a book, a board game, a deck of cards and even some music can go a long way and solar chargers are a game changer. 

Be prepared for all eventualities 

  • Cash is king. Poweroutages can occur and ATMs won’t be accessible so have enough cash and change on hand.
  • Stores may be low on stock or closed, so don’t wait until the last minute to get supplies, take action now.
  • At home, make sure to secure any loose objects outside like trash cans. 
  • Put the fridge and freezer on cold settings in case the power goes out. You will need to keep your feed cold for as long as possible.
  • Do not use your generator inside your house, they produce carbon monoxide which can be fatal.
  • Put all supplies in a big tub or a backpack so if you have to evacuate you can do so quickly.
  • Should you need to evacuate, leave a note at your home stating your destination along with you emergency contact information.
Surviveware, a leading retailer of small first aid kits. Their Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) is essential for being prepared for the minor injuries.

The kit consists of 6” Shears(1), 600D Polyester Bag(1), Alcohol Wipes(3), Antiseptic Wipes(3), Butterfly Closures(5), AB*, Butterfly(5), Adhesive Bandages; H-Shape(5), Mini(5), Standard Size(20), Square Shape(5), Cotton Gauze Swab(1), CPR Kit with Instructions(1), CPR Breathing Mask(1), Crepe Bandage(1), Hypoallergenic Tape(1), Nitrile Gloves(1), Personalized Medicine Laminate Bag(1), Personalized Medicine Mini Bags(5), PBT Conforming Bandage(1), Safety Pins(4), Splinter Probes(2), Strip Wound Closures(3), Relief Wipes(3), Triangular Bandage(1) and a Stainless Steel Tweezer(1)

For more information about the Surviveware brand and their first aid kits go to and on their Amazon product page, (

About Surviveware

Surviveware is a survival and adventure-based brand that produces a wide range of quality items for those who love to explore the great outdoors and know that uncertainty is a guarantee. By focusing on what is essential, and eliminating that which is not, Surviveware is able to offer high quality items at reasonable prices. Surviveware’s first priority is the customer, and that is evident not only through its top-of-the-line products, but also its customer service. Surviveware is a company with a conscience, and $1 from every product sold is donated to Room to Read, a company that educated kids in developing countries. Their mission is to donate $100 000 to charity by the end of 2017.


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