SOURCE: Enviro-Log, Inc.

Enviro-Log, Inc.

December 15, 2011 12:58 ET

Get Ready for Winter's Worst With Tips From Enviro-Log

Earth-Friendly Firelog Manufacturer Offers Tips to Prepare Your Family, Home and Car for Winter

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - Dec 15, 2011) - Enviro-Log®, Inc., an eco-friendly, consumer products and recycling company, wants to ensure you take safety precautions to prepare your family, home and car for the worst winter has to offer. In addition to chilly conditions outdoors, power outages during cold weather can cause the temperature inside your house to drop rapidly. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), there were 34 extreme cold deaths in 2010.

"The snowstorm that hit the East Coast in late October left millions of customers without power for days, which is why we encourage every household to have an emergency kit," said Ross McRoy, president of Enviro-Log. "The basic home emergency kit should include: one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food, a radio, flashlight, extra batteries, matches or lighter, first aid kit, moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation, cell phone with a portable or solar charger, and an alternate heat source such as firewood or firelogs."

The Farmers' Almanac is forecasting an unusually cold and stormy winter, predicting severe weather for the Northern Plains, parts of the Northern Rockies and the Western Great Lakes. The Farmers' Almanac also predicts that a very active storm track will bring much heavier-than-normal precipitation in the Northeast, along the Great Lakes, and from the Southern Plains through Tennessee into Ohio.

"We moved to a new place that came with a wood stove which is why we decided to try Enviro-Log Firelogs," said J.C. Bell, an Enviro-Log customer in Pennsylvania. "We liked that it was made from 100 percent recycled materials. It only took one flick to light and burned for over 3 hours. We have decided that this is the fuel source we will use from now on."

Enviro-Log also recommends the following to prepare your family, home and car for cold weather:

  • Make a family emergency plan. Everyone should know what to do during an emergency in case all family members are not together. Pick a place to meet and make sure everyone knows the address of the location. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommends that you program a family member as "ICE" (In Case of Emergency) in your phone. If you are in an accident, emergency personnel will often check your ICE listings in order to get a hold of someone you know.
  • Winterize your home. Insulate walls and attics, caulk and use weather-stripping on doors and windows, and cover windows with plastic. Use insulation for exposed pipes and allow faucets to drip a little during cold weather to avoid freezing. It is also important to learn how to shut off water valves (in case a pipe bursts).
  • Carry a survival kit in your vehicle. According to the National Weather Service, about 70 percent of winter weather-related fatalities occur as a result of people stranded in automobiles. You should store an emergency kit in your trunk stocked with the following items: blankets/sleeping bags, cellular phone or two-way radio, windshield scraper, snow brush, flashlight with extra batteries, extra winter clothes, shovel, tow chain, matches, traction aids (bag of sand or cat litter), emergency flares, jumper cables, snacks, water, road maps and an alternative heat source such as firewood or firelogs.

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About Enviro-Log, Inc.
Enviro-Log® is an eco-friendly, consumer products and recycling company headquartered in Fitzgerald, Ga. Enviro-Log is the largest waxed cardboard recycler in North America and the third largest producer of manufactured firelogs in the U.S. Its firelogs are made of 100 percent recycled materials and burn cleaner than wood while providing 50 percent more heat per pound. Enviro-Log firelogs can be purchased at select national retail locations including Home Depot, Kmart, Lowes, True Value, Rite Aid, Sears, Whole Foods, Walmart, Dollar General, Stop & Shop, Fred Meyer, Fresh Market, Harris Teeter, Weis Markets, Winn-Dixie, Blain's Farm & Fleet and many regional retailers throughout the U.S. Enviro-Log firelogs are also available in Canada at Lowe's, Walmart, and Canadian Tire locations. More information on Enviro-Log can be found at www.enviro-log.net or by calling (866)343-6847. Retailers can also send an email to sales@enviro-log.net. You can also follow Enviro-Log on Facebook® at www.Facebook.com/Envirolog, or Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/EnviroLogFire.

Enviro-Log is a registered trademark of Enviro-Log, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are properties of their respective companies.

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