LESS THAN $7 A DAY TO STAY ALIVE What if the unthinkable happened to you a major quake, a major storm, a major attack? It’s not pleasant to think about. We know it has happened before. It’s easy to assume that “someone” will do something. We are conditioned to rely on “them” to fix everything but what if “they” don’t? What if “they” can’t? What if you and your family must fend for yourselves for a certain period of time?
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How to Make a Bug Out Bag: Your 72-Hour Emergency Evacuation Survival Kit
You may consider taking a first aid class, but simply having the following things can help you stop bleeding, prevent infection, and assist in decontamination. Two pairs of Latex or other sterile gloves if you are allergic to Latex Sterile dressings to stop bleeding Cleansing agent/soap and antibiotic towelettes Antibiotic ointment Adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes Eye wash solution to flush the eyes or as general decontaminant Thermometer Prescription medications you take every day such as insulin, heart medicine, and asthma inhalers. You should periodically rotate medicines to account for expiration dates. Prescribed medical supplies such as glucose and blood pressure monitoring equipment and supplies Non-prescription drugs like aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever; anti-diarrhea medication; antacid; laxative Other first aid supplies: scissors; tweezers; tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant Supplies for unique needs Remember the unique needs of your family members, including growing children, when making your emergency supply kit and family emergency plan. For baby: Moist towelettes Diaper rash ointment For more information about the care and feeding of infants and young children during an emergency, visit the California Dept.
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Making a 72-Hour Kit
Once you have chosen your pack, below are the 10 supply categories that need to be considered when assembling the contents of your Bug Out Bag: Category #1: WATER You will need at least 1 liter of water per day for proper hydration preferably more, especially considering hygiene concerns and certain weather conditions. Since this is a 72 Hour Survival Kit, that means it needs to contain 3 liters of fresh drinking water minimum. This water should be stored in 2-3 durable containers with at least one of them being collapsible to reduce bulk as the water is used. A metal army canteen is another good choice because it can be used to boil drinking water that is collected in the field if your immediate supply runs dry. I carry a collapsible Platypus water bottle, a 32 oz. Nalgene water bottle, and a metal US Army issue canteen.
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What should you have in a 72-hour emergency kit?
It focuses on packaging enough food for 4 people for 72 hours, with a target budget of $36–quite reasonable for something that can be invaluable during an emergency. A lot of it consisted of canned foods and soups. Does anyone have any suggestions for practical foods that would provide good nutrition, yet be cheap, long lasting, and space conserving?
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