Sunday, August 17, 2008

96 Hour Kit

“When the emergency is upon us, the time of preparation has passed.”

96 Hour Kit
A 96 hour kit should contain all the essential things your family would need to take you through 4 days of being on your own. There’s a reason behind the length of time the kit’s contents should last. It generally takes the disaster relief agencies at least 3-4 days to move in and set up before offering assistance. Generally speaking, you’re on your own during this time. Depending on how bad the situation is, it could even be longer. Whether you start with our kit or put one together yourself from scratch, it’s important for your family’s welfare to have one. In any type of disaster things will be bad. Not having the necessities to sustain your life and the lives of your family members could turn an otherwise manageable problem into a personal cataclysm you could never recover from. Prepare now for life’s surprises.

First Aid
􀂄 Personal First Aid Kit
􀂄 Family First Aid Kit

Preventative Aid
􀂄 Foot powder
􀂄 Body powder, medicated

Emergency Gear
􀂄 Signal flares, night
􀂄 Signal smoke, day
􀂄 Signal die, water
􀂄 Signal mirror
􀂄 Strobe light
􀂄 Whistle
􀂄 Space blanket
􀂄 Hand warmers

Clothing Maintenance and Repair
􀂄 Sewing Kit
􀂄 Spare shoelaces
􀂄 Biodegradable detergent
􀂄 Woolite
􀂄 Small scrub brush
􀂄 Clothes pins

􀂄 $100 in small bills
􀂄 $10 in Quarters
􀂄 Credit Cards
􀂄 Debit Card
􀂄 A few blank Checks

􀂄 Pocket radio, battery/solar power
􀂄 Cell phone ... or
􀂄 Two way radio: CB, GMRS, FRS
􀂄 Spare NiCad batteries
􀂄 Solar battery charger

􀂄 Foam pad, closed cell
􀂄 Sleeping bag
􀂄 Air pillow

􀂄 Poly canteens, 1 quart
􀂄 Sierra cup
􀂄 Water purification tablets
􀂄 Water purifier & extra filters
􀂄 Water bag, nylon
􀂄 Water bag liners, plastic
􀂄 Solar still
􀂄 Rubber surgical tubing

Clean Up
􀂄 Scouring pads, soap filled
􀂄 Sanitary tablets & dunking bag
􀂄 Dish towel

Pack and Pack Frame
􀂄 Pack
􀂄 Frame
􀂄 Clevis pins
􀂄 Stuff bags
􀂄 Compression straps
􀂄 Plastic garbage bags
􀂄 Twist ties

􀂄 Personal daily rations
􀂄 Energy bars, tablets
􀂄 Trail snacks

􀂄 Tent
􀂄 Tent fly
􀂄 Tent poles
􀂄 Tent pegs
􀂄 Ground cloth
􀂄 Ultra light weight tarp
􀂄 Visk clamps
􀂄 Nylon line, 50 ft. 2 ea

􀂄 Hiking boots
􀂄 Trail sneakers
􀂄 Socks
􀂄 Underclothing
􀂄 Thermal underwear
􀂄 Shirts, short sleeve
􀂄 Shirts, long sleeve
􀂄 Shorts, hiking
􀂄 Trousers, long
􀂄 Belt and buckle
􀂄 Sweater
􀂄 Vest
􀂄 Jacket
􀂄 Parka
􀂄 Poncho
􀂄 Gloves, leather
􀂄 Mittens, wool
􀂄 Scarf
􀂄 Balaclava
􀂄 Bandanna, large
􀂄 Hat
􀂄 Moleskins
􀂄 Swimsuit

1 comment:

Susie Q said...

We have always kept essentials in our home and really good at that while living in hurricane prone areas. It is amazing how many people do not preapre anything.
I can not say we have everything on this list but we always keep water, non perishable foods, extra meds, a first aid kit, food and water for the pets, flashlights and extra batteries, a battery operated TV and radio
knife, shovel, extra blankets, etc.

I once had a neighbor in Florida that scoffed at me always having bottled water and extras in prior to each hurricane season. Guess who came calling when we were hit by a minor one? We lost power for 3 days (minor by most storm standards) and they had nothing in the way of essentials. Thankfully we could share and they learned a lesson.
It never hurts to be prepared!