The most basic emergency preparedness plans should include a 72 hour survival kit containing the most important items necessary for survival. Critical items needed in emergency survival kits are food, water, sanitary supplies and medicines.
Household emergency preparedness kits should inlcude like tents, portable toilet facilities, tools and bulk water storage. The individual emergency preparedness kits should be packed in a backpack if possible, for those who can carry one.
One family member’s pack should be stocked with a camping saw, a collapsible shovel, several flares and a traveling first aid kit. Remember to also add emergency communications and lighting supplies to an earthquake disaster kit for the car. Keep extra family supplies at the house in addition to the bug out backpack emergency kits. My concern with a survival kit in the car is that, in the summer the heat will destroy the food and water. Survival blog topics for a life of preparedness and risk awareness; emergency and disaster or threats thereof.
After reading up on the BIG earthquake, we are bound to have, I knew it was time to get our kit updated!

I also updated my Red Cross kit with a hand crank radio that triples as a flashlight and phone charger while adding some emergency blankets, extra clothing and important documents. I was storing my kit in our basement but after some discussion with my husband, we’ve decided to move it upstairs to an area where we are more likely to be in an emergency. Here is what the Red Cross suggests that everybody has in their emergency kit to last at least 72 hours.
Every week, a dozen or so knitters meet at Apple Yarns in Bellingham to stuff knitted knockers for breast cancer survivors. Prepping for unplanned events by creating home earthquake preparedness kits, survival backpacks, and 72 hour survival kits for each family member will give you the opportunity to deal with shock and get your thoughts together immediately after a disaster. Examine the following suggestions for ideas to help create earthquake emergency kits or general 72 hour survival kits. Be decisive when packing including only the most important disaster survival items for each family member.
When storing items in general household survival kits, do so in plastic containers; and make a test run by placing them in the trunk of the car beforehand to be sure they fit. Because if you unexpectedly have to evacuate or get away for any reason, or if you are unable to return home, your 72-hour emergency kit will provide you with the essentials that you might need to survive for up to 3 days. Keep your survival backpack in the car or in a covered area where you park for easy accessibility.

In fact, many who do have such a kit will often readjust it from time to time for the season or changing circumstances. In my Scout Bag (actually two bags) I carry most of what is on the list but I also have some other survival items that I myself find most useful these are: A heavy blanket, a tarp for emergency shelter, saw saw for cutting wood, three different ways to make fire, flares, emergency road signs, a can of gas (one gallon), tools for mechanical, one pistol with a box of shells and a survival 22 rifle that stores inside the stock and a box of shells, one of my compound bows and arrows, a peculator to heat water and a Army style cooking pan that has a food tray on top ( I can cook with this also), emergency radio, head lamp and regular flashlight, Army Style Jungle Hammock, medical kit, a emergency fishing kit, a pay for minutes phone as a backup, some carpentry tools like a chisel and small hammer, nails, heavy garbage bags, a pint of pure grain alcohol, dietary supplements that gives me everything my body needs for one day as well as herbal, and last but not least my CB Radio. I did, however, already have a small pre-packed kit that I purchased over 7 years ago, way before I owned a home or had children, from the American Red Cross.
If you have children in your home, I found a great article on stocking Go Bags for each member of your family from babies to adults. Designate a closet or a section of the garage or basement for general survival supplies pertaining to the house. I plan to keep a 72 hour supply of emergency ration food in our kit while also supplementing with some other tastier food options, like the big jar of peanut butter I bought at Costco.
Even if you don’t plan to leave your home, or are unable to do so, taking steps toward emergency preparedness could save your life.

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