Jan 222010
Conventional emergency preparedness wisdom suggests every individual should be prepared to provide for his or her personal needs for at least 72 hours following a disaster situation. 

Common sense, based on recent catastrophic events in Haiti and elsewhere, suggests that a one-week plan would serve you best.

The American Red Cross provides the following advice:

Emergencies can strike at any time. Prepare yourself for the worst with our Emergency Preparedness Kit. The kit is packed with useful items to aid an adult for 3 days during the event of an emergency. Kit includes survival type items such as food bars, water, blanket and a first aid kit. All of this is packed in a heavy duty and portable 420 Denier nylon red backpack (11″ x 17″ x 5″).


  • Battery Powered Flashlight (batteries included)

  • Battery Powered Radio (batteries included)

  • Emergency Blanket

  • Food Bars (4,800 calories total)

  • Work Gloves (one pair)

  • 12-Hour Light Sticks (3)

  • Moist Towelettes (6)

  • Breathing Mask (NIOSH-N95)

  • Plastic Sheeting (10′ x 10′)

  • Rain Poncho

  • Personal First Aid Kit

  • Roll of Duct Tape

  • Water (2 quarts)

  • Water Container (2.5 gallon)

  • Whistle

  • First Aid and Emergency Preparedness Booklet
An Emergency Preparedness Kit (Adult, 3-day) Part #321279 
costs $49.95

to order, or assemble your own. 

Please comment on your preparedness philosophy.


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