Back in June on my cooking blog, Frugal Local Kitchen, I had the chance to review Angela England’s new book Getting Prepared, one of the books in this month’s Nourished Living ebook bundle. Angela’s goal is to help more folks get started with emergency preparation since it can seem like an overwhelming project to embark on.
When I read Angela’s book, I thought, oh, sure, I can put together a 72-hour emergency kit. I envisioned getting my kids involved, especially the 2 involved in Scouting. But, my plans went on the back burner. All I had to do was take a trip to Target and stock my kit with basic items. Maybe I took my current situation for granted. After all, the most we ever lose in an emergency is electricity, and thanks to my husband, we have a generator which we use to run our 2 freezers, refrigerator, and a few other items.
The fact is – I might not face a disaster. I might face a financial emergency. My husband could lose his job; nothing’s guaranteed these days. We could have a medical emergency that bankrupts us; it’s too common these days even with the changes to the health care system. Myself or my husband could die leaving us as a one-parent one-income family.
As a manager of my home, I need to deal with the unexpected. The unexpected could come at any time. It’s my job to minimize the stress of the unexpected. To have the pantry stocked and important financial documents in a secure place. To make sure my husband knows how to access our money since he’s not responsible for it on a daily basis.
72 hour Kit
- Batteries for emergency radio
- Quick snack items with protein and carbs
- One gallon water jug per family member
- French press for making coffee (already have on hand) plus ground coffee
- Rag towels (already have on hand)
- Stocked medicine kit
First Aid Kit
- Two pairs of Latex or other sterile gloves if you are allergic to Latex
- Sterile dressings to stop bleeding
- Cleansing agent/soap and antibiotic towelettes
- Antibiotic ointment
- Burn ointment
- Adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes
- Eye wash solution to flush the eyes or as general decontaminant
- Ibuprofen and Tylenol
- Anti-diarrhea medication
Other first aid supplies:
- Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
Do you have a 72-hour emergency kit?
What other preparations have you made for emergencies?
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