This year, I will be posting on a regular basis with information, links, and resources to help you be more prepared for those unexpected events that crop up from time to time in our lives. The place to begin is to get an emergency kit for each member of your family. We’ll walk you through the process.
This month’s theme is Emergency Kits. Getting an Emergency Kit for each family member is a great place to start.
Many of you may know these as 72-hour kits, but there is so much more. There are many varieties of Emergency Kits.·
Types of Emergency Kits
The Bug Out Bag (BOB) – this is your traditional 72-hour kit, although many recommend having enough supplies to last 96 – 120 hours (4-5 days).·
The Get Home Bag (GHB) – this is an ultra-portable and compact kit kept at work or school that contains the things you might need to get home in an emergency if your normal transportation options aren’t available.·
Every Day Carry (EDC) – this is a small kit of things you should have with you every day to deal with minor issues that may arise.·
Car Bag – this is a kit kept in your car to help you deal with emergencies with your vehicle, i.e. jumper cables, flare, water bottles, blankets, caution flag, etc.
Each of these kits have a specific purpose. They don’t need to be super elaborate and should be designed for your family’s needs. What may be perfect for one family, may seem like overkill for another.
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Resources for building Emergency Kits
Here are a couple of resources to help you get started
What to put in your Emergency Kit
Check your supplies compared to the recommendations for your bag in each of the following categories. Links are provided below for your convenience.