Monday, June 11, 2012
Are You Prepared?
Do you have a 72 hour emergency kit for each of your family members? I'm nesting right now. I was born nesting. With my second child's arrival drawing near, I'm Super Nesting! This means re-doing our 72+ Hour Emergency Kits and adding one more for my new child. I realized that I never put Jie Jie's medical supplies in her kit, thank heavens that's done now. We'd have been up a creek without them.
There are many websites with resources. Just put 72 Hour Emergency Kit into your favorite search engine and start browsing.
I also have supplies in my car in a backpack. I will be adding backpacks, clothes, space blankets, more water and food, first aid supplies, and some crayons and coloring books, or something like that, perhaps a puzzle, to my bins. I'm doing it a little at a time. Each time I go shopping, I get something to put in the bins. The bins will go into my garage with trash bags over them to added cleanliness.
In the house, I have a mini kit. In an emergency, I'll grab this and put it with the garage kits. I also have a small tent and two sturdy wagons.
You might think this is over-the-top, but my church has always been big on preparedness. I've been through several typhoons and a big hurricane (the one featured in the movie The Abyss) and a big earthquake. Since I live in earthquake country, and on the coast where a tsunami can hit, and I live on an island that can become isolated easily, I am prepared. Are you?