Don’t just buy a survival kit and toss it in the trunk of the car. Take a few moments to seem over the pieces in the survival kit. The items in the kit are needless except you correctly know how to make use of them. Turn into aware of the pieces earlier than you in point of fact need them. An item that you’ll be able to’t use effectively is not going to prolong your existence in an emergency.
In the UK, a hydrostatic head of at least 1,500mm is required. Anything less and it will leak. The hydrostatic head is the height in mm of water that can be stood on top of a sample of fabric (picture a glass tube full of water 1.5m high) without it leaking through. It needs to withstand at least a metre to be declared waterproof, but in fact a strong wind and the pressure exerted by it could reach that.
And, just like with air travel there are the little touches you can buy to make a long or short trip more pleasant and worry free. There is lots of cool stuff you can get for your buggy to make like easier and more comfortable.
There is nothing wrong with buying a spare battery for your phone. I used a lot in the years of cell phone use. I suggest you buy a lithium-ion battery instead of Nickel Hydride. The charging current depends on the technology and the capacity of the battery being charged. For example, the current that should be applied to recharge a 12 V car will be very different from the current for a mobile phone battery.
It’s well worth carrying a small notebook with you in the weeks running up to moving. In here you can jot down details of those essential numbers – your solicitors, bank, estate agents, utility providers and moving firm. When you’re all packed up, you’ll be grateful to have the numbers close to hand.
Turn lights and other equipment that uses power OFF when not in use. Yeah I know this is a no brainer right? Seriously though, when you leave a room make sure all the lights are turned off. Unplug applicances and mobile phone charger when not in use to cut down on the “vampire power” drain.
For instance, leaving a computer on and running when no one is using it is still using energy. A computer running with a 300 watt power source can be consuming 70 to 100 watts. Desktop computers use more electricity than the laptops simply because they have a faster processor than a laptop. When on the internet you are also consuming more electricity than when you are working off line. The monitor left on is also contributing to needless energy waste.