How Prepared are you? If you and your family had to evacuate, what would you take? If you faced a power outage, how would you eat? What would you do in a disaster situation?
Most of us are not prepared. It is just not something you think about. Unless you live in an area with hurricanes, you have probably never had to think about evacuation. You can read about my recent 'Wake up Call' to the importance of being prepared here. In the middle of Texas, we were facing a situation in which we may need to evacuate with 5 minutes notice! We were completely and totally unprepared!!
Both Fema and the Red Cross recommend you have a 72 Hour Kit.
So What is a 72 Hour Kit?
A 72 hour kits is your basic supplies and necessities for 72 hours. You need one kit or bag for every member of your family. This kit is something you can grab and go. It can be very simple,containing the bare essentials, or it can be very detailed containing all sorts of survival tools and essentials.
Here are the FEMA recommendations for the your kit:
An emergency can happen at anytime & any place!
Since you do not know where you will be when an emergency occurs, prepare supplies for home, work, and vehicles.
Home Work Car Your disaster supplies kit should contain essential food, water, and supplies for at least three days.Keep this kit in a designated place and have it ready in case you have to leave your home quickly. Make sure all family members know where the kit is kept.Additionally, you may want to consider having supplies for sheltering for up to two weeks. This kit should be in one container, and ready to “grab and go” in case you are evacuated from your workplace.Make sure you have food and water in the kit. Also, be sure to have comfortable walking shoes at your workplace in case an evacuation requires walking long distances. In case you are stranded, keep a kit of emergency supplies in your car.This kit should contain food, water, first aid supplies, flares, jumper cables, and seasonal supplies.
Shelf Reliance makes being prepared easy!
Many emergencies don't allow time for people to assemble even the most basic items, which makes it all the more necessary to own the supplies your family requires. Shelf Reliance offers first aid kits and outdoor gear that you can add to your own emergency kit with our Emergency Planner. Simply enter your family's information and select a few personal settings, and the planner will provide you with a list of all the materials you need. Customize your emergency kit today using the Shelf Reliance Emergency Kit Planner.
Shelf Reliance also offers several pre-assembled emergency kits. Here are just a few of the great kits offered. You can see all the pre-assembled kits here.
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With Shelf Reliance you are always prepared!
*Emergency Kit Essentials
*Fema recommended “evacuation ready” supplies
* Emergency Planner
*Purchase “pre-assembles” 72-Hour Kit
* Ready.gov – More info on being prepared
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