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?