Monday, September 17, 2012

Emergency 72 Hour Kits

Dad recently sent out a heartbreaking e-mail regarding the floods that hit Santa Clara. Family members were affected, one of our extended family lost everything. When emergency workers told her to evacuate, she didn't even have time to pack a bag, she was told to leave, "NOW!"

As I read that, I wondered how many of us would be prepared to leave everything behind. How prepared are you? If you had time to grab a bag, not pack a bag, but grab and go, do you have one ready?

Which brings me to the subject of this post:

Emergency 72 Hour Kits. 
This has become a huge topic on many blogs and on the Internet. There are so many lists out there, so many fun activities to involve your kids. It doesn't have to be a daunting task. Doesn't have to have gloom and doom written all over it.

Make it fun.
Make it a family thing.
Just make it happen.

Here are some great links to help:

Food Storage Made Easy has a scavenger hunt! How fun!


She has three days worth of meal to prepare if you're off the grid.
So I double dog dare you all to get prepared.
Be prepared.
Send me your pictures, ideas and suggestions.
I'll be happy to post them.
Because I love you man!
And women.
And chillin's.