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Emergency Information

When our youngest son was 2 1/2 he was attacked by a dog. Bit 3 times in the face. The bites were so deep that he needed stitches. I’m thankful I got to him in time or it would have been much worse. It happened so fast.

I’m thankful there was a hospital with an ER 1 mile away. We are full timers and I’m starting to think that pre-trip planning needs to start including knowing where emergency assistance is, because you never know when someone might get hurt or need help.

Ask yourself

With children or medical conditions, do you plan trips with emergency service locations in mind or is it common to just wing it and figure it out on the spot in the heat of the moment when your brain goes into panic mode?

I can say, it was the first time as a father I felt helpless charging towards my child to save them and not being able to get to him faster, while witnessing the attack and hearing his screams.

How do you plan for emergencies on the road?

After the above event, it motivated me to compile a resource for myself and others that can help RVers find the emergency assistance they need, when they need it.

Emergency Information

Emergency Apps

  • FEMA – Shelter locations, weather, safety tips – ios / Android / Backberry
  • Field Facts – First responder bio-terrorism – ios / Android
  • CDC (Travel Health) – Area information of outbreaks – ios / Android
  • Self-Care – Guides to maintain your physical, emotional, and social well-being in an emergency – ios / Android
  • ARC (Earthquake) – Survival guides – ios / Android
  • ARC (Hurricane) – Survival Guides – ios / Android
  • ARC (Wild Fires) – Survival Guides – ios
  • Outbreaks – Alerts of new disease outbreaks near your location – ios / Android
  • ZocDoc – Identifies the closest doctor in your your insurance network – ios / Android
  • ASPCA – Info for lost pets & pet disaster prep – ios / Android
  • SirenGPS – Alerts Police, Ambulance, & Fire with your GPS coordinates – ios / Android
  • Mayo – (Mayo Clinic Locator, appointments, news, & more) – ios / Android
  • Wiser – Hazmat Identification and safety – ios / Android / Blackberry
  • FDA (Shortages) – Alerts of medication shortages and discontinuing prescriptions – ios / Android
  • Stop Bleeding – Info. on how to stop bleeding for multiple injuries – ios / Android
  • ARC (First Aid) – Life saving first-aide guides – ios / Android
  • ARC (Tornado) – Survival guides and real time alerts – ios / Android
  • ARC (Flood) – Survival Guides – ios / Android
  • EMNet – National ER/Hospital locator – ios / Android
  • FoodFinder – Free Food Locator – ios / Android
  • VetPlus – Emergency Vet Locator – ios / Android
  • SOS – Emergency numbers from all over the world – ios / Android

Check out all our RV Life Apps

Emergency Supplies

A checklist of emergency supplies that every RVer should have on hand. It looks like a lot, but most of the items are very small and pack neatly into a case for storage. Remember: It’s better to have and not need it than to need it and not have it.

  • Basic First Aid Bandage Kit
  • Candles
  • Flint (Fire starter)
  • Sharp knife
  • Duct-Tape
  • Non-Perishable Food items
  • Whistle
  • Your prescription medications
  • Band-aids
  • Benadryl
  • Pepto
  • Dental filling patch kit
  • Antibiotics
  • Thermometer
  • Hydrocortisone cream/antibacterial ointment
  • Altitude sickness pills
  • Basic mechanic tool kit
  • Road Flares
  • Emergency blanket & pillow
  • Hand sanitizer or wet wipes
  • Hand-crank weather radio
  • Personal Identification/document(s)
  • Health insurance cards/document(s)
  • Area maps
  • Sterile gauze dressings
  • Sterile eye dressings
  • Disposable sterile gloves
  • Bites and stings cream
  • Eye wash solution
  • Smoke/Biological mask or respirator
  • Ace-Bandages and clips
  • Shovel
  • Jumper cables
  • Ladder
  • Paper towels
  • Extra antifreeze coolant
  • Hydraulic jack and tire iron
  • Assorted power adapters & inverters
  • Gas/Fuel Can
  • Umbrella
  • Sleeping bag
  • First aid manual
  • Poisonous plants and berries guide
  • Tire gauge
  • Binoculars
  • Backpack
  • Small axe
  • Zip-ties
  • Stick kit: IV starts, syringes, sutures
  • Flash Lights
  • Waterproof matches
  • Knife sharpener/stone
  • 20 ft. of rope or nylon cord
  • Compass
  • Needle & Thread
  • Extra Water
  • Reliable phone/data service
  • Anti-diarrhea medication
  • Ibuprofen
  • Tylenol
  • Anti-nausea medicine
  • Eye drops
  • Cold medicines and throat lozenges
  • Burn Cream/Ointment
  • Vaccinations specific to the region
  • Basic carpentry tool kit
  • Reflective road triangles
  • Alcohol pads
  • Hand-crank phone charger
  • Hand-held CB/Two-way radio
  • Vehicle identification/document(s)
  • Emergency contacts list
  • Reflective shirt/coat/vest
  • Bandages (Assorted sizes)
  • Safety pins
  • Bungy cords
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Instant cold compress
  • Portable solar charging kit
  • Tire repair kit or fix-a-flat
  • Extra fuses
  • Extra oil, power steering, brake, wiper fluids
  • Extra toilet paper
  • Good Spare tire
  • Off-Road/Tractor jack
  • Generator
  • Tarp
  • Personal protection
  • Tent
  • Survival manual
  • Water purification device/system
  • Cigarette lighter tire air-pump
  • Hiking boots
  • Walking stick with a “V” on one end —<
  • Zip-lock bags

Looking for cost effective or reliable medical insurance for the RV lifestyle? Check out our medical insurance for Rvers resource.

Keep this page bookmarked in case of an emergency so you have quick/instant access to the emergency apps and other resources you need, when you need them.

Safe travels everyone.

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