Important Things

1. Cellphones – although not entirely reliable, cell phones can be a life saver. In the event you are in danger, you can call for help. If you are lost, the phone can be tracked to allow others to find you. If you have internet and GPS on your mobile phone, you basically have an unlimited range of assistance. As long as there is a signal your phone could possibly save your life. So here’s a few tips to keep your ability to use your phone always available to you. First and foremost: your cell phone won’t do you any good if you don’t have it with you and turned on. There have been numerous times where I’ve called my mom and she either has her phone turned off or it wasn’t near her location so she never heard it ring. The point of having a phone is for people to get a hold of you and for your own personal emergencies. No phone, no communication. Second most important thing is always keep your battery charged and also always have a way to charge your phone. Get a spare wall charger and keep it at work. Get a car charger for every vehichile you own. Also be sure to buy a backup battery. If the power grid goes down at least you will have a spare battery to replace your dead one should you need it. Chargers and batteries can be found for very cheap on eBay. There is no excuse to be without them. Never let your battery drop to below 50%. Most phones have color indicators to show you how much battery life is left. You get down to less than half or turn yellow, it’s time to charge your phone. Another important thing to consider is In Case of Emergency (ICE) information. If you have a smartphone that has apps, you can get free ICE applications. If not, you can simply add a contact to your phone called ICE. Put in the name, relationship, address, and telephone number of who to contact for emergencies. In the event you are injured, unconscious, or worst of all dead, the ICE information will allow whoever finds you to get ahold of your emergency contact so that they can get to you. Lastly, store important numbers in your contacts; for example the poison control center, the animal poison control center, local hospitals and police dispatch numbers, etc. You might even want to consider local locksmiths and bail bondsman. If the need ever arises, you’ll have the numbers available.


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