More on the Emergency Bag…the basics
Every member of the family should have their own 72 hour bag. A trip to the thrift store might be just the place to get started. Everyone needs a bag, 3 changes of work clothes, food, toiletries, a comfortable pair of shoes, and any prescription medications that are taken regularly. To lighten the load, keep a case of bottled water in each vehicle, and not in your bag. You can always put it in your bag later if needed.
For children, consider packing a set of markers (crayons will melt), some paper, and a coloring book. Besides keeping the kids occupied, you may need to make signs or leave notes,and it makes good kindling. Pack some snack food too.
Invest in a quality first aid kit. I look disaster in the eye every day, being the father of 2 wild boys, and nothing comforts an injured person more than the ole first aid kit and some reassuring words. And remember, if the SHTF….. You can’t put a price on toilet paper!
Now, once you have the basics assembled, start to add all the “boy scout” stuff !
TUNE IN TOMORROW on making other “emergency plans.” Check out our FORUM today to discuss specifics with like minded individuals in our internet community.
Also, information on food storage and more ideas on financial independence coming next week.
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Don't forget having a meeting place for family and/or friends. If you do have a meeting place it might be good to keep a walkie talkie in your cars. Decide on a preset station and then a backup station just in case. Keep in mind cell phones in a disaster will probably be useless. After the Federal Murrah Building in OKC was bombed I think it was 5 or 6 hours before I could get through. And that was just one building.