I.C.E stands for “In Case of Emergency” and it is important that you give 1st responders some essential info on how to help you “in case of an emergency.” If you are hurt or sick and unconscious for any reason, you will want those helping you to have important essential information.
So, today’s 10 min preparedness project is to add ICE info to the lock screen of you phone. Why the lock screen? Well, we password-protect our phones so that thieves can’t access all our data. But if your phone is lost, or you are hurt and someone is trying to call your family or find out if you are diabetic, there’s no way to access your ICE info unless it is actually on your lock screen.
There are ICE phone apps that allow someone who finds your phone to access certain important information (and only that info) without unlocking your phone:
Click here for a list of apps that will allow you to add ICE info to your lock screen on an iphone.
Click here for apps that will allow you to add ICE info to your lock screen on Android. It took less than 10 minutes!
Lack of Time
I’ve found that there are lots of reasons that keep people from becoming better prepared or more self reliant. But as a young mom one of the top reasons is time, or rather a lack of time.
But really, I don’t think us young moms are alone….
I think that many, if not most, in our fast paced society feel that time slips through their fingers regularly. And when feeling rushed and anxious, it can be difficult to invest time in becoming more prepared and self reliant.
10 Minute Preparedness Projects!
But very one of us can find 10 minutes, right? Every few weeks, I challenge myself to spend 10 minutes on preparedness and self-reliance and I invite you to join me! Simple, right?
You can see all the 10 minutes preparedness projects here: 10 Minute (or less) Preparednes Projects.
Done! Great idea. Thanks for the suggestions! I’ve often thought about the fact that if your phone is locked how they would find out who to call. I have ‘ICE’ in front of both of my emergency contacts, but wasn’t sure how they would access them with my phone locked. This is great!!
Yay! I’m so glad it helped. Sometimes the simplest things are the best!
iPhones have a “Health” app that comes with the phone. If you open it you can select Medical ID. The info you put in (allergies, medical conditions, medications, emergency contacts) is available from the lock screen, so emergency personnel can access it.
Good to know. Thanks Hazel!
Brilliant! Done today. Going home from work tonight and completing the sleep station!
Yay! So glad to hear it!