Monday, July 18, 2011

Additional items for emergency kits

In yesterdays Relief Society handout it had an overview of Kathi Oram Peterson's article "Additional items to consider for emergency kits" from the Deseret News. I found it helpful and would like to share it with you.

To read the entire article click here.

The overview statement said
"1. Printed emergency plan. Print copies of an emergency plan and give them to your family member.s The plan should show meeting points, locations of emergency centers, evacuations routes and the phone number of someone who lives out of the state that they can call. During a disaster you may not always be able to call with in the city, but out of stat can be possible.

"2. First aid kit. You need the regular essentials but also medications that your family needs on a regular basis. You will need to be diligent to rotate some medications.

"3. Survival books. Survival books give detailed information that explain such things as what to do if an electrical line is down, or how long water must boil before it is safe to drink.

"4. Money. Cash in large and small bills, plus change, will be in high demand. Vending machines are easier to use with exact change.

"5. Duct tape. This all-purpose tape can come in handy to many ways: taping broken windows, repairing torn material, keeping a broken arm/leg taped to a board, etc.

"6. Photos and family history. Have those priceless books plainly marked (like a red x) and in one place ready to grab. If your information is stored on a computer, download a copy to a thumb drive or external hard drive. Keep it updated and in your kit."

To see my First Aid Kit blog post click here
To see my Food Storage blog post click here
To see my 72 Hour Kits blog post click here

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