Saturday, April 16, 2011

Preparedness Challenge at Homestead Revival- 72 Hour Kits

I recently found a great blog, Homestead Revival. Each week she posts a Preparedness Challenge. It helps her and us get motivated to prepare. So when you have some time go check it out.

This week's Challenge is making 72 Hour Kits.

So here is my post on Evacuation Lists.

Our lists are kept in the hall closet on the main level of the house. There are two, one for me and one for Matt. If a emergency comes up and we have to evacuate, we each grab a list and get packing.

We have divided the list into sections depending on the emergency and the expected time that we may be away from the house.

The sections are:
*Get out in 5 minutes or less

*Get out in 10 minutes or less

*Get out in 30 minutes or less

*Get out in 24 hours or less

*And a we are leaving and never coming back list

We made our lists in 2009. The challenge has been to keep the lists updated when we get new items and / or move items.

Making the lists and pre packing items take a little time but it is well worth it if you ever have to use them.


Dollwood Farms said...

Good idea! I love lists!

April's Homemaking said...

What a great idea to have different lists for different amounts of time to leave. I love this idea- Thanks- April

Carolyn said...

I am all about the lists!!

Thanks for the comments!


Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

I agree - this is a GREAT idea!I need to think through some of those scenarios because I've focused so much on being at the house (cause that's where I want to stay if you know what I mean), but I need to think realistically and be prepared. Thanks for linking this to the Preparedness Challenge!

Farming Mama said...

What a great idea, I'll have to put it on my list of things to do in the way of preparedness. Thanks for sharing!
Katy @ farmingmama