According to Storm Prediction Center, roughly 1,285 tornadoes had been reported in the United States in 2015.
The dynamic weather pattern circulates our planet as if it has a mind of its own. When hot and cold air collide, an intense storm is born. When the intensity increases to an extreme level, a supercell emerges. When the supercell gains enough strength, a funnel spirals downward from the sky and a tornado touches down.
The destructive force of the tornado is something that cannot be stopped. From the scale of F1 to F5, the maximum sustained wind can potentially go beyond 500mph with a duration of more than 30 minutes. Even if regular twister (tornado) lasts for less than ten minutes on average with sustained wind speed of less than 110mph, the sheer force and velocity of the swirling column of violent wind is more than enough to tear apart a solid house.
Even though there are tornado warnings, most give you no more than fifteen minutes for fleeing and seeking shelter. Research has also shown that lead times greater than fifteen minutes can possibly result in more fatalities possibly due to people fleeing in their cars.
Therefore, seeking shelter is number one priority during a tornado warning. So let's check out our Guardian Survival Gear - Tornado Emergency Kit! It's never too late to prepare ahead, especially if you live in an area where frequent tornado touchdowns occur.
After a violent tornado event, there could be a situation when you are on your own. Emergency services will not be able to reach you; utilities may be damaged beyond repair; you might have to survive outside the comfort of your home for the next 72 hours. Food, water, and shelter are the three main things that you should be concerned about; possible debris, assisting others, and so on, these tasks may require additional support and tools.
This is why having a tornado emergency kit ahead of time is important because your survival depends on how well you have thought ahead and gathered enough provisions to sustain yourself and possibly others that are close to you.
*This kit is packed securely in our red duffle bag with wheels
x6 4oz. Water Pouches
x1 400 Calorie Food Bar (Cherry Flavor)
x10 Water Purification Tablets (each tablet purifies 1 liter of water)
24 oz. Water Purification Bottle
Dynamo LED Lantern with Radio
Rechargeable Squeeze Flashlight - 3 LED flashlight
30 Hour Emergency Candle
12 Hour Green Emergency Glow Stick
5-in-1 Survival Whistle
Box of Waterproof Matches
36" x 24" Bright Orange Help Flag
x2 Emergency Survival Sleeping Bag
x2 Emergency Poncho with Hood
x2 16-20 Hour Body Warmer
Compact Multi-function Shovel
16 Function Knife
Leather Palm Work Gloves
x2 N95 Respirator Dust Mask - NIOSH approved
50 Feet of Paracord
5' x 7' Tarp
10yds of Duct Tape
Three Function Hatchet (hatchet, pry bar, hammer)
Pack of nails
24 Piece Deluxe Hygiene Kit
x9 Wet Naps
Dental Floss Pick
Hand/ Body Lotion
Twin Blade Razor
5in Black Comb
x4 Maxi pads/ Bandages
x3 Pocket Tissue Packs
37 Piece Portable First Aid Kit
Notepad with Golf Pencil
Deck of Playing Cards for Entertainment
Infectious Waste Bag
DIMENSIONS (length x width x height): 24 x 12 x 12