72 hour kits
With all the things that are happing in the world today its a good idea to have a 72 hour kit. You can't plan for everything and this is just a kit to help you get through the first two day. My church has really push this and it had helped many people.
While living in Maryland two years ago, I was at work when there was a tornado warring. My husband who was at home could feel the whole house shaking. As fast as he could he got us a 72 hour kit together and he did a great job for getting it done in less then five minutes. After that we have always had a kit together just in case.
But with having Aiden now we had to rethink some things. You know needing diapers and cloths for him and food. But here is what a 72 hours kit should have give or take a few things.
Food and Water:
- Granola Bars
- canned tuna, beans, Vienna sausages and thing you can eat with out having to heat up. (try to get the ones with the "pop-top" so you don't need a can opener)
- Caned Juice
- water (4 liters per person)
If you are able to stay in your house and the water is okay you might want to look into getting a WaterBOB.
Bedding and Clothing:
- Change of clothing
- Rain coat/Pancho
Fuel and light:
- Extra batteries
Personal Supplies and Medication:
- First aid kit
- Toiletries (in a zip lock bag so they don't get wet.)
- Cleaning supplies (hand sanitizer, soap, shampoo etc)
- Medication (Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Children's medications etc)
- Pen and paper
- Pocket knife
- Duct Tape
This is just some of the things you need, come back tomorrow and read more about what you might need that you (I) did not think about.