5-6 GALLON BUCKET (GREAT CHOICE - ESPECIALLY FOR FAMILY KIT!) LARGE ENOUGH FOR ONE ADULT WATERPROOF LIGHTWEIGHT VERSATILE (SEAT, WASH BASIN, POTTY, CARRY WATER)
BACKPACK (GOOD FOR INDIVIDUAL KITS & CAR/WORK KITS) STURDY, BUT NOT WATER PROOF. YOU COULD PUT SOME ITEMS IN FREEZER BAGS OR VACUUM PACK BAGS LARGE & SMALL SIZES DOG SADDLE (FOR BIGGER DOGS)
DUFFEL BAG / SMALL LUGGAGE / "RUBBERMAID" STYLE TOTE STURDY WHEELS STURDY STRAPS / HANDLES IF NOT WATER PROOF, USE BAGS INSIDE
OTHER FANNY PACKS DOG SADDLE - (FOR BIGGER DOGS) ICE CHEST WITH WHEELS TRASH CAN WITH WHEELS GARDEN WAGON RADIO FLYER WAGON
LABEL YOUR CONTAINERS NAME & PHONE # - (NOT YOUR ADDRESS) - USE PERMANENT MARKER
CAR / OFFICE / SCHOOL KIT
(KEEP SEPARATE IN A BACKPACK OR SMALL CARRY-ABLE TOTE, IN CASE YOU HAVE TO "WALK OUT")
WATER (bottle, cantene, or whatever you have available) STURDY WALKING SHOES & SOCKS PONCHO FIRST AID KIT (Medical & Holistic/Natural) MEDICATIONS (Prescription if needed, & Holistic/Natural) FLASHLIGHT, BATTERIES MOIST WIPES CELL PHONE CHARGER ENERGY FOODS / BARS / TRAIL MIX / DEHYDRATED FRUITS & VEGES BATTERY POWDERED RADIO, BATTERIES SMALL BLANKET / FLEECE THROW NOTE PAD & PENCIL (CAN USE TO LEAVE NOTE ON CAR, SAYING WHERE YOU WENT & DATE/TIME) SMALL FOLDING UMBRELLA ENCOURAGING NOTE FOR YOUR CHILD AT SCHOOL SCRIPTURES!
*A note about medications: If your'e on meds that are "required" to live, then by all means add extra to your kit. But do what you can to learn about natural remedies / natural healing, and get OFF whatever Pharma Drugs you can.
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DON'T FORGET ABOUT YOUR PETS!
Water, Food, Leash, Kennel, Blanket, Play/Chew Toy, Poop Bags, Dog Saddle (for big dogs, its an extra container!)
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72 HR. / EMERGENCY KIT SUPPLIES
CASH - Credit cards & digital payments may not work!
HEALTH / MEDICAL CARE FIRST AID KIT IODINE 3% FOOD GRADE PEROXIDE DUST MASKS BROWN PAPER LUNCH SACKS - (IN CASE OF HYPERVENTILATION) PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS - (IF NEEDED) MEDICAL BRACELETS FIJI WATER - OR OTHER WATER WITH QUININE) HERBS - (Tinctures, salves, capsules, foraging knowledge) HOMEOPATHY ESSENTIAL OILS COUGH/THROAT DROPS - (Natural ingredients & organic is best) ACTIVATED CHARCOAL BENTONITE (REDMOND) CLAY HYPO-REDOX; A NATURAL SANITIZER - (AVAILABLE HERE) COLLOIDAL SILVER LIST OF AFFIRMATIONS FOR EMOTIONAL WORK HYPO-REDOX - (Hypochlorous Acid) - NonToxic, FDA approved, 120x more effective of a surface disinfectant than bleach, proven to kill all manner of pathogens including Botulism, Tetanus, Gangrene, Strep, Scarlet Fever, Mastitis, Lupus, Meningitis, Tuberculosis, Lyme Disease, Pneumonia, Rocky Mountain Fever, Trench Fever, Cat Scratch Fever, Salmonella, Bubonic Plague, E. Coli, Cholera, Hepatitis A, B & C, Epstein Barr, Flu, Rabies, Rotavirus, Rubella, Measles, Mumps, and more) http://beyondwheatandweeds.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Hypochlorous_Acid_v5.pdf PERSONAL PRODUCTS & HYGIENE (Natural, non-toxic, non-chemical versions are best) SOAP SHAMPOO - (Could use dry shampoo, if needed) DEODORANT TOOTHBRUSH/PASTE QTIPS/COTTON BALLS FEMININE HYGIENE SUPPLIES MAKEUP - (Eye makeup is especially important for those who struggle with Trichotillomania or Alopecea) DENTURE / GLASSES / CONTACT LENSE SUPPLIES, IF NEEDED SMALL MIRROR COMB, BRUSH LOTION OR MOISTURIZING OIL LIP BALM RAZORS / SHAVING GEAR EXTRA CLOTHING, SOCKS, & SHOES - (Consider larger children's sizes -&- seasonal weather / temperatures) BABY ITEMS (Natural, non-toxic, non-chemical versions are best, when possible) DIAPERS - (cloth and/or disposable) WIPES SMALL TOWEL MILD SOAP/SHAMPOO BABY FOOD - (& if needed, organic formula) WATER BLANKET EXTRA CLOTHING, SOCKS, & SHOES - (Larger than current size, in case they grow!)
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS SOCIAL SECURITY CARD DEEDS INSURANCE POLICIES STOCKS/BONDS WILLS SAVINGS & CHECKING ACCOUNT INFO CREDIT CARD & OTHER ACCOUNT INFO PASSPORT, DRIVER'S LICENSE FAMILY RECORDS, VITAL STATISTICS CERTIFICATES - (Birth, Marriage, Death, etc.) HOUSEHOLD INVENTORY FINANCIAL RECORDS TAXES IDENTIFICATION CARDS FOR CHILDREN CONTACT INFO OF FAMILY & CLOSE FRIENDS - (Address, phone #, email) FAMILY HISTORY RECORDS PHOTOGRAPHS VACCINATION RECORDS - (If you don't vaccinate, make sure to pack your exemption forms -&- (if you've used them) a record of your homeopathic nosode immunizations. We stopped vaccinating many years ago, but I still keep a record of what we received)
***MAKE DOCUMENT COPIES, & KEEP IN LARGE ZIPLOCK, OR VACUUM PACK BAG, OR LAMINATE THEM ***CONSIDER MAKING AN EXTRA COPY & SEND IT (SEALED) TO A TRUSTED FRIEND OR RELATIVE, FOR SAFE KEEPING. ***SCAN COPIES OF VALUABLE ITEMS/RECORDS INTO COMPUTER & SAVE ON THUMB DRIVE, CD, OR IN THE CLOUD.
MORALE BOOSTERS SCRIPTURES SMALL, FLAT GAMES DECK OF CARDS / CARD GAMES POCKET SIZED PUZZLE BOOKS JOURNAL PAD OF PAPER PEN, PENCIL & SHARPENER - (IN CASE YOUR PEN LEAKS OR DRIES OUT) HANDHELD COMPUTER GAMES - (& CHARGER OR X-TRA BATTERIES) ELECTRONIC PHONES/DEVICES - (& CHARGERS, IN CASE THERE IS ELECTRICITY) CRAYONS SMALL COLORING BOOKS PAPERBACK BOOK SMALL HAND SEWING / NEEDLEWORK ITEMS STUFFED ANIMAL OR SECURITY BLANKET - (EVEN FOR YOU ADULTS!)
OTHER IMPORTANT & KIT ITEMS:
BATTERY POWERED RADIO MULTI-TOOL KIT X-TRA CLOTHING & STURDY SHOES FIRE ARMS OR OTHER PROTECTIVE GEAR SCOUT KNIFE X-TRA ROPE SAFETY PINS SCISSORS SMALL WIND UP CLOCK SMALL TOOLS CELL PHONE CHARGER 2-WAY RADIOS FOR EACH FAMILY MEMBER CROWBAR - (FOR SAFETY & DEFENSE, IF NEEDED) DUCT TAPE FLASH LIGHT
PER PERSON (For 3 days) = MINIMUM 6 QUARTS = PER DAY = 18 QUARTS = 12 LBS
THE ABOVE MINIMUM WATER AMOUNT IS FOR DRINKING ONLY & DOES NOT INCLUDE CLEANING, WASHING, POTTY, ETC... CONSIDER HAVING AN X-TRA 5 GALLON JUG FOR X-TRA WATER. PICK ONE THAT HAS A HANDLE & A WATER SPOUT. HOW MUCH YOU SHOULD CARRY, WILL BE SUPERSEDED BY HOW MUCH YOU CAN CARRY! SWEATSHIRT SLING WATER CARRIER:
-Sew the bottoms of the sleeves & waste band in a large sweatshirt. -(Leave the neck open) -Insert 2 liter water bottles down into the arms & a few 1-2 liter bottles into the main part of the sweatshirt. -Swing the sweatshirt full of water bottles around to your back, & hang the arms over the front of your shoulders, -This is an easy & comfortable way of carrying a lot of water. -Even kids can do it!
NUTRITIOUS, UNPROCESSED, LIGHTWEIGHT, COMPACT, SHELF STABLE, NO OR LITTLE COOKING REQUIRED.
See the page on dehydrating, for tips on making your own emergency kit snacks! (Fruit snacks, yogurt chips, fruit roll ups, jerky, veggie chips, etc.)
INFANTS / TODDLERS SMALL CONTAINERS OR POUCHES... NOT GLASS! SMALL BITE SIZED DEHYDRATED OR FREEZE DRIED FOODS (FRUIT, VEGGIES, CRACKERS, ETC.) FORMULA - (If needed, & just in case)
A NOTE ABOUT FORMULA:I recommend learning how to make your own homemade formula, if you don't breast feed. If you *do* use commercial formula, be sure to pack extra... but homemade formula is MUCH healthier, & nutrient dense, and it doesn't contain toxic chemicals. Commercial formula contains horrible ingredients. If making your own isn't possible (there are many recipes online), try to look for a good organic brand with simple ingredients.
SNACKS - (Homemade or healthier, organic store bought versions) DEHYDRATED FRUITS/VEGES NUTS/SEEDS DARK OR RAW CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER PACKS (OR OTHER NUT BUTTER) GRANOLA PROTEIN BARS TRAIL MIX CRACKERS FRUIT ROLL UPS COOKIES CANDY GUM
FREEZE DRIED FOODS FRUITS VEGETABLES DESSERTS, CANDIES MEATS MEALS (Could eat without reconstituting, if absolutely needed)
"INSTANT" MEALS / SOUPS (May need extra water for reconstituting) HOMEMADE INSTANT OATMEAL or ORGANIC CEREAL INSTANT CREAM OF WHEAT INSTANT GRITS INSTANT SOUPS INSTANT RICE INSTANT NOODLES TUNA / CHICKEN / SALMON PACKETS READY-TO-GO MEAL PACKETS (ie: Lentil chili, macaroni & cheese, etc., that's already constituted & just needs heated. These foods could technically be eaten out of the bag, without heating, if needed.
POWDERED MILK & DRINK POWDERS CAMEL MILK, GOAT MILK, WHOLE COW MILK, LOW FAT MILK, INSTANT MILK RAW, ORGANIC FRUIT POWDER & PROTEIN POWDER (Add to water or milk)
PUT SINGLE SIZE SERVINGS IN A BAGGIE - ADD WATER/MILK, SEAL, & SHAKE! - Great for serving with breakfast & other meals, if needed.
Kid Kits & Boredom Busters:
No doubt, if there's an emergency (or a snow day), & you're stuck at home with kids (or yourself!) everyone's gonna get bored at some point. You could end up going really - really - really CRAZY.
Here are some ideas for things you can do to keep everyone busy. Some are basic & obvious, but having a list always helps, because your brain just isn't gonna think quite right, if you're in a stressful situation.
Print this list out & put it with your emergency kits so you have access to it if your computer isn't available:
-Sing songs -Story telling -Read books - (including scriptures!) -Write in your journal - (Record what's going on!) -Color/Draw - (drawings done in the dark can be laughed at when it gets light!) -Play board games -Play card games -Knitting, crocheting, embroidery, cross stitch, punch needle, smocking, hand sewing, finger knitting, etc. -Crafts that don't require electricity - (paper crafts, painting, origami, etc.) -Make flashlight shapes/animals on the wall - (ONLY if you have extra batteries!) -Make "no bake" treats that don't require electricity - (oatmeal, chocolate, peanut butter, etc.) -Play with play dough - (Have some pre-made, if possible. It is easy to make!) -Make a fort/tent -Make collages from old magazines -Go through old photos -Hand embroidery, cross stitching, punch needle, hand quilting, etc... -Make & go on a scavenger hunt -Play Hide & Seek -Paper games - (tic-tac-toe, word search, cross-word puzzles, Pictionary, Dictionary, etc...) -Origami / Paper Crafts / Scrapbooking -Invite friends over -Hand held electronic games - (IF solar-powered charger or batteries are available) -Write letters or make cards for friends, family, etc. -Make an obstacle course -If you have ice cream in the freezer, have an ice cream party so it doesn't melt! -Play musical instruments -Have a dance party -Charades / Pictionary -Paint each other's fingernails & toenails -Play with hairstyles - (braids, etc.) -If it's warm outside, go for a walk, play basketball, ride bikes, etc. -If it's cold outside, play in the snow! - (Make sure you have a way to warm up afterwards) -Exercise / Yoga / Tai Chi
LABEL YOUR KIT WITH NAME (OR INITIALS), & PHONE #'s. DECORATE YOUR KIT TO DISTINGUISH FROM EVERYONE ELSE’S! (IDEAS BELOW):
“THIS TOO SHALL PASS” “I’M ONLY HERE FOR THE FOOD” “NO ONE SAID IT WAS GONNA BE EASY, BUT THIS IS RIDICULOUS!” “HAVE BUCKET, WILL TRAVEL”
IF YOU ARE ABLE, PACK MORE WATER! IF YOU ARE ABLE… PACK MORE FOOD! THE MORE, THE BETTER... IF POSSIBLE. But make sure you have the means to carry, push, or pull it.