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What I'm planning for
Any disaster Scenario
What's in my kit
Generally I believe we should have a two tiered emergency preparedness Kit. One kit to be quick on the go with basic supplies and any required personal items and a more larger permanent kit for the home. Basically, one kit if you need to leave the house or evacuate on short notice and one kit if you are going to shelter in place. I have to admit I currently have no shelter in place kit per se, but I have decided that my permanent kit will be all of my camping supplies. My to go kit really is also part of my emergency camping equipment and is housed in a North Face Recon backpack. You know the cool kind with all the built in elastic pockets inside. I really just keep all of the items you would find in a nice off the shelf advanced first aid kit and these additional supplies: Air Splint Kit, Multi-Use tool, Knife, Water Safe Matches, Thermal blankets you know the folded tin foil type, Glo-Sticks, OTC Meds including Benadryl and EPI-Pen, Flashlight, Emergency water pouches, 2-20 mile FRS radios, Binoculars, carabiners, an empty Nalgene water bottle, wide brimmed hat, Nalgene Ceramic water filter and off the shelf granola bars.
Tips and Tricks
- Your camping supplies can double as some of your emergency preparedness equipment. Even if you only went camping once in two years this would force you to review your equipment and refresh what's needed. A two year period is a good rule of thumb to review your supplies, batteries and medications.