Wednesday, March 16, 2011

72 Hour Kits - Covering the Basics

These are the questions our family has been asking ourselves this week about 72 Hour Kits.
What is the purpose of a 72 Hour Kit?
I think it is a short term solution for making it through the first few days of an evacuation until help can arrive. It takes an average of three days before the Red Cross can respond.

What should we have in our 72 Hour Kit?
The Red Cross suggests the following for a 72 hour kit. Non-­perishable food that is easy ­to ­prepare.

How much water should we have?
Water—one gallon per person, per day.

Beyond the basics of food and water, what should we include?
The following items can be very helpful in an evacuation situation...Communication, Sanitation, Light, Heat, Blankets, Pillows, Clothes, First Aid Kit, Cash, Maps, Extra Cash, and Important Documents.

This is a very basic list. Remeber the special needs of your family. It is so interesting to hear about your 72 hour kits! Remember to enter the Giveaway!


Alison said...

Thanks Linda! Great ideas!

Linda said...

Thanks Alison, we have been talking a lot about 72 hour kits at our house this week.