Is a 72-Hour Emergency Pack Enough?
With the Camp Fire in Paradise, California roaring much too close, the inhabitants had little time to grab important belongings, much less wonder how all the food storage they had gathered for years was going to help them now.
My friend, Julie, and her family had been prepping for years and had a substantial supply of food, water and supplies. But the fast-moving wildfire was too close . . .
As I began to seriously build our bug out bags (gathering a few supplies does not constitute a BOB), I was overwhelmed by the lists and lists I found on many websites.
I was well aware that this kit/bag needed to contain enough basics to survive for a minimum of 72 hours. I also understood that all of it had to be at least a little bit organized, then squeezed into some kind of portable [...]
What to Put in a Child's 72-Hour Kit?
Children can carry their own bug out bag if it is an appropriate weight.Taking into consideration the size and weight of your child, the ideas presented here are designed (generally) to meet the needs of a child 11 years and younger. Begin by buying a quality backpack, then [...]
Does your first aid kit consist of whatever is in the bathroom cupboard? It shouldn't be left to chance.
That means not only gathering basic appropriate emergency supplies, but also learning the procedures for a few lifesaving techniques.
For example, every man, woman, and child should know how to do [...]
How many hours do you spend in your car each week? In any crisis, auto emergency kits could save lives or be a "get home" bag in a grid-down situation.
It wouldn't even have to be a major disaster. In a land with freeways and belt routes strung from shore-to-shore and plagued with traffic congestion, it is always possible to be caught in a gridlock, maybe for hours at a [...]
We all know we should have 72-hour kits or, as some are calling them now, personal disaster kits. I have put ours together and found they are absolutely bulging! I'm not sure I can carry it on my back, at least not for a long period. There are items that should be in every disaster kit. But putting items like radios and water purifiers in each B.O.B. is unnecessary. So where should we put them?