An EMP event is one disaster that I am not very prepared for – and is one of the most difficult. Being that my son is a diabetic – I have taken some steps to protect his insulin pump and testing equipment.
Unlike many other diabetics – I have managed to come into possession of a spare insulin pump – which is extremely expensive. Here is what I have put together. Sorry – not the best pictures –
I have taken a .50 cal ammo can and assembled the following contents:
insulin pump, spare
test strips – 300 count
IV Prep wipes
2 – glucose testing meters
(not pictured – syringes, extra batteries)
I have the insulin pump wrapped in a plastic grocery bag and then stored in an old .22LR ammo can. The reason for wrapping it in the plastic bag is so that it does not come in contact with the metal surface of the storage can.
All of the contests are wrapped in plastic grocery bags to keep them away from the metal surface of the .50 cal. ammo can. The insulin pump is double protected as it is in the old .22LR ammo can and then protected in the larger .50 cal. ammo can.
My hope is that if there is some kind of EMP event – at a minimum I will have protected a portion of the supplies that I have stockpiled. I do have plans to do more – but this is a start.
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