5.18.2009

FHE=72 hr kit

Today for FHE we decided to put together a 72 hour kit. This sprouted from a conversation I had with my mom the other day about being prepared and having certain stuff on hand. Not 24 hours later we were without power, at night, with a dead flashlight and no spare batteries. Yeah, definitely time to get prepared. After Hurricane Ike we now have a better idea on what we would like in a kit. Here is a basic list of our new and improved kit:

-Propane burner
-Extra propane
-Granola bars
-Juice boxes (well, Capri Suns)
-formula
-fruit cups
-apple sauce cups
-cup'o'noodles
-soups (just heat, nothing needed)
-crackers
-cereal (dry and baby)
-peanut butter
-water
-paper towels
-toilet paper
-toothpaste
-diapers (a size that would work for both kids.)
-batteries (AA and D)
-emergency flashlight and radio
-etc

We still have a few things to add, like a spare change or two of clothes, and we will probably grab bread and such if we gotta grab and go like we did with Ike, but other than that, we actually have something packed away and ready. We actually decided that those closet light things that you click and they glow are a great investment to have in a blackout. We ended up using that the other night when our flashlight was dead and it lit up the room amazingly! A must for blackouts and toddlers.

Okay. I know, not the most exciting post, but I was quite pleased that we did something productive today!

5 comments:

Torrie said...

Nice job! All the stuff in our 72 hour kit has yet to be used. You probably have a good chance of putting your preparedness to the test again someday. Those pop lights are a good idea. It's amazing how dark the house gets once the sun goes down and you have lost power.

Candice said...

Good job! I forgot about the diapers, and I like the light idea.

I did not realize that Texas was such a dangerous place.

We are still waiting for our Utah earthquake (ala last days), so I had better get on my kit.

Danielle Harris said...

I'm impressed. We need to get on that living here in FL with summer coming!

Kristen said...

I'm very impressed. That is definately something that has been on my to-do list for ages.

Candice said...

By the way, I am impressed that you read my post to the very last line. Wow. I am a new fan of Maverick. I cannot believe that I have missed out all these years.