Tips and Essentials:
The first 72
hours is the most critical time of any emergency disaster. This is when
your life is completely disrupted. This is when the greatest amount of
property damage, the most accidents, injuries and deaths happen. Get through
these first 72 hours, and you and your family will probably survive.
In a disaster,
you need 3 basic things to survive - Food, Water and Shelter.
in a duffel bag or back pack.
2 plastic water bottles (1 gallon total)
1 Bottle of Survival Tabs (emergency food)
Change of warm clothing, underwear, socks, extra shoes
1 bottle of water purification tablets
Blanket or sleeping bag
First Aid Kit (basic)
Plastic ground sheet or garbage can liner
Foods to consider:
Freeze-dry camping foods in pouches
Pilot bread (large dry crackers)
Cereal or granola bars
Bottles of Survival Tabs
PLEASE, do not forget about your pets needs.
Have a pet carrier close by
Canned or dry food
Extra containers for your pets food and water
Fold up pet cage for smaller animals for housing and shade
Leash and harness
Your pets medication
Bring a toy or two to keep them occupied during the disaster.
Animals stress too.
Basic Hand Tools:
Hammer, screw driver, pliers,
all purpose swiss-type knife
G.I. foldable shovel
Battery operated radio
Cooking stove and fuel (pack fuel separate from food)
Cooking and eating utensils
First Aid Kit (advanced)
Waterproof matches and candles
First Aid Manual
Needles and thread
Portable water purifier
Bucket Extra plastic garbage bags
Gun and ammunition for protection and hunting