Monday, November 24, 2008

72 hr Emergency Kit

Some of you have requested this list... Here it is.

Food and Water
(A three day supply of food and water, per person, when no refrigeration or cooking is available.)
protein, granola bars
trail mix, dried fruit
crackers - cereals
canned tuna or chicken, beans, turkey, beef, vienna sausages, (pop top cans are ideal)
canned juice
candy- gum
water ( 1 gallon per person)

Bedding and clothing
change of clothing (short and long sleeved shirts, pants, jackets, socks, etc.)
rain coat - poncho
blankets and emergency heat blankets
cloth sheet
plastic sheet

Fuel and Light
battery lighting (flashlights, lamps) don't forget batteries
extra batteries
water-proof matches

can opener
dishes- utensils
radio with batteries
pen and paper
pocket knife
duct tape

Personal Supplies and Medication
first aid supplies
toiletries (roll of toilet paper, feminine hygiene products,soaps, brush)
cleaning supplies (hand sanitizer, dish soap, dish towel, hand towel, wash cloth)
medication (pain reliever, prescription and over the counter drugs)

Personal Documents and Money
(Place these in a water proof container or bag)
small notebook filled with emergency numbers and addresses
genealogy records
patriarchal records
legal documents (birth, marriage certificates, wills, passports, contracts)
vaccination papers
insurance policies
credit card
pre-paid phone cards

bags to put kit in (such as duffel bags or back packs) make sure you can carry it
infant needs

1. Update your kit every 6 months (put a note in your calendar to remind yourself) make sure all food, water and prescriptions have not expired, clothing fits and personal items are up to date
2. Small toys or games are important too as they will provide some comfort and entertainment during a stressful time.
3. Older children can be responsible for their own pack and items
4. you can include any other items in your kit that you feel are necessary for your family's survival.


Nicole said...

Missy, thanks for the list. I have been thinking we really need to get our 72 hr kits all put together. Now I just need to stop putting it off and just do it.