Yesterday I blogged about What If preparedness and a couple of readers (thank you, Bryan and Janna) brought up the need for carrying emergency contact information. I have blogged about this before but it is always good to bring up the topic again.
Everyone is familiar with the Medic Alert type bracelets, pendants, etc but not all of us have special medical information needs. But we all should carry emergency contact information with us no matter where we are...out walking the dog, hiking in the desert, bike riding a new city.
If you're an RVer, picture this scenario....you're in a new campground and head out for a walk (with or without a dog), solo. Something happens and you end up unconscious, no wallet or ID on you. How does anyone know who you are, who to contact, etc? I'm sure from here you can see a number of ways this could happen. We often step outside our rigs without our wallets or any type of ID on us.
There are a multitude of solutions to this...from a high end of annual services where you can update your contact profile regularly to the mid-range of dog tags to the low end of a basic luggage tag where you can insert an updated card as often as you need. Here are some I found doing a Google search for emergency ID tags.
- Sports Safety ID for Road - Runner - Cycle and Bicycle
- RoadID - Wristbands and Shoe Pouch
- KidTagz Child Id Emergency Shoe Tags
- SOS Alert Products
- Runner's ID Tag
- Emergency Identification Tags for Shoes
- ID On Me - Bracelet or Tag [I'm really liking this one...can get new Tyvek inserts]
- Cool ID Tags
- FitKit Emergency ID Tags
- Sport ID Hi-Viz Kit
- Medical ID Information Card from State Farm
[I've used this one several times over the years]
- Free Printable Medical Emergency ID Wallet Card
The key is to get/devise and USE something, anything, that is always with you...be safe, don't be sorry!
Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna and Stu