RVers, 5 Ways Your Cell Phone Can Help Save Your Life


Getting out and traveling the country can be great. You get to see new places, meet new people and get more and more experience driving your rig.  And when you are staying at a campground and go out to enjoy some outdoor activities like hiking and biking.  RVing offers so many new opportunities which is why we love it so much. However, as with most things, there are dangers that are related to RVing. That is why planning and preparing for your RV trip is very important.  There is one item that you most likely always carry around that can actually end up being a life saver should you get yourself into an emergency situation. And that item is your cell phone.

Below are five thing you can do with your cell phone to make it a valuable asset in helping to save your life.

1.  Program your cellphone so you can be located. If you were unable to use the phone yourself to make a call how would anyone find you? Most cell phone carriers have locators that allow you to find family members.

2. ICE your phone. Ok, don’t put your phone on ice!  ICE stand for In Case of Emergency.  Emergency response teams will use your cell phone if necessary to find out any information about you in order to help you out the best.  Add ICE to the name of the people you want to be contacted if needed, i.e. John Smith ICE.

3. You can add ICE as a contact and use it to list any special information about you such as allergies or medical conditions. If you have a smart phone there are apps that you can download that can store this information.

4.  Download an app that teaches you lifesaving techniques. You can learn how to CRP, first aid and more thanks to some very helpful apps. However if you have the time to take an actually class that would be even better.

5. Locate help. With google maps or apps such as iTriage or DocGPS, you can find nearby help very fast.

A cell phone can be a great asset when it comes to an emergency situation. However if you do have medical conditions or allergies it is best to wear a medical bracelet.

We hope that you find these tips helpful! And for all of your RVing needs stop by any ExploreUSA RV Supercenters today.

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