Emergency Preparedness Kits

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I was just reading The Creative Homemaker and her blog post about 72 Hour Emergency Preparedness Kits. I realised that I have had this on the “to do list” for too long. What-with the crazy weather and unexpected natural disasters the world is experiencing, nobody is safe. I am fortunate to live an area that does not regularly experience natural emergencies, however, perhaps this is even more reason to get something in place for if there were an emergency. I shudder to think of the hysteria.

So … what to do to get myself set up. Letti at Happily Ever After commented that she made her 72 hour kits for family night. She marked on the calendar 6 months from now so that she can replenish the food again. She also made a kit for my car which included a first aid kit, blankets, food, a case of water, toilet paper, plastic trash bags, shampoo, sharpie, can opener, diapers, wipes and a few other things. She also suggests you have feminine products on hand. They could not only be used for feminine needs but I hear they are fabulous bandaids for large gashes.

Are you prepared? What list of contents do you or would you recommend including in a 72 hour kit for a family of four?

Elizabeth Ruth

Elizabeth Ruth

Elizabeth is a children's book author and designer of knit and crochet character hats under the brand The Ruthless Crafter. In her spare time she loves to read, watch movies, spend time with her family, and swim. She lives a full, happy life in Kitchener, Ontario with her husband and their two children.

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8 Comments

  1. Thanks for stopping by my playground. Much appreciated. Having just gone through the Tsunami last week Saturday we are very prepared. Great advice my friend 🙂

  2. Great idea indeed! We are lucky that we live in a country that a major nature disaster is not common, even if so, we have all the state-of-the-art rescue equipment, but having this first aid kit will go a long way as well. you never know when disaster strikes.

  3. This has been on my to-do list for too long, as well. Thanks for the reminder!

    Thanks for stopping by from Harriet's.

    🙂
    Traci
    38andgrowing.blogspot.com

  4. Great idea…I'd never really thought about it unfortunately. However, I think a good thing to have would be some books or activities for the children, too. That would really help take their mind off the emergency and maybe make it a little easier for them to handle.

  5. Holy crap…I adore the photo of you in the tiara. I am a firm believer in the wearing of tiaras at inappropriate times.

    I don't have an Emergency kit but I do have my tiara so that I will look fancy in the event of an emergency.

    I totally have my priorities in line!

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