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Emergency Supply List

Last post Fri, Oct 26 2012 9:35 AM by Brandy. 12 replies.
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  • Wed, Apr 18 2012 4:27 PM

    • Brandy
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    Emergency Supply List

    In times of an emergency, it is best to already be prepared. What will you need?

    Water
    Food
    Essentials
    First aid and medication
    Bedding and Clothes
    The ability to prepare food and handle sanitation needs
    Important Documents
    Tools and supplies

    What each person or family needs may vary based on area and types of emergencies that should be planned for.

    What items would you have for these categories? What else would you pack up or prepare?


     

    The Dollar Stretcher Community Manager



  • Wed, Apr 18 2012 4:39 PM In reply to

    • Helene
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    Re: Emergency Supply List

    I just today read the emergency lists on the FEMA website! Very helpful!

    I think I just want to add one thing: If you prepare, prepare enough to last for a while! If you haven't prepared enough, it is as if you have not prepared at all.

    It's also good to have a plan B. Like for example storing some things at home and some things at work or with a relative... not to put everything in one place.

    Very important is to have a family plan where every family member has a list of things to do in case of emergency, where to meet if it is not possible to reach one's home, telephone numbers and a contact person with whom you can leave messages. 

     

     

  • Wed, Apr 18 2012 8:48 PM In reply to

    Re: Emergency Supply List

     sleeping bags

    tent for me and my dogs shelters do not take them in here so I stay outside with them in a tent if i have to...

    3 days of food or more

    meds need those

    glass's firstaid box

    rain gear

    sturdy shoes

    tools and flash lite

    coleman stove

    latern

    cook items and big container to put water in to do dish's

    sanitary stuff for women

    sanitary butwhipes called tee-pee papper baby wipes

    water

    Iodine pills to use for water or filter system for it

    and books games flashlite cards other stuff I am watching its called preppers on you tube in case you bugg out when the brown stuff hits the fan what to bring what not to use its use ful info but thats all I watch it for to get a list to bring ermgancy numbers and where to go and where there is shelters around but I won't stay in one I have dogs they are kinda like kids mine and use other means that you have watch it if you want to its great.

  • Thu, Apr 19 2012 10:25 AM In reply to

    Re: Emergency Supply List

    I like to buy some water bottles at the beginning of tornado season, but haven't yet this year. I also want to pack a bin of necessities to have on hand.

    It worked out well this year, I actually got two packages of water bottles, the 8 oz size, from an event last spring, leftovers.  They just ran out, I sent them with lots of lunches!  I will buy this spring.  Although I like to be "green" I also like this convenience.

  • Thu, Apr 19 2012 8:44 PM In reply to

    • Helene
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    Re: Emergency Supply List

     I just want to underline what cheapChic said: an extra pair of sturdy, comfortable shoes for every family member and rain clothes.

    That goes in under plan B too: prepare to walk or use alternative transportation than you are used for. 

    A thin rope is also good to have and a few plastic sheets or the like. Can be used for anything from making a shelter, if you don't have (time to put up) a tent, to gathering water.

     Iodine solution for water purification is very good. Doesn't take as much place as chlorine bleach and you can use less of it too!

    Great job, cheapChic! Just want to agree with you!

     

  • Fri, Apr 20 2012 12:23 AM In reply to

    Re: Emergency Supply List

     Thank you helene the shoes are really important even if its tennis shoes need the protection on the feet if you have to bug out..

    I learned this from class I told years ago survival training for search and rescue and cival air patrol and diaster relief and that does help always put it under the bed along with a flash lite.

  • Fri, Apr 20 2012 12:45 AM In reply to

    Re: Emergency Supply List

    Brandy:
    The ability to prepare food
     

    We have a lowly fondue pot, with the lid & stand, & a second pot.   With either sterno fuel or a candle, as long as we can boil water, then we have soup,oatmeal, instant potatoes, hot chocolate or hot lemonade.   We also have a propane BBQ, but if winter winds are raging, the fondue pot on top of the stove will be our choice for something warm & comforting to go with all those crackers & peanut butter.

  • Fri, Apr 20 2012 1:58 PM In reply to

    • Helene
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    Re: Emergency Supply List

    cheapChic:

     Thank you helene the shoes are really important even if its tennis shoes need the protection on the feet if you have to bug out..

    I learned this from class I told years ago survival training for search and rescue and cival air patrol and diaster relief and that does help always put it under the bed along with a flash lite.

    I can understand that from your very clear and thoughtful list! Thanks! Very helpful!

  • Fri, Apr 20 2012 3:15 PM In reply to

    • Hofmama
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    Re: Emergency Supply List

    survivalblog.com has a lot of good resources for people trying to prep for a potential emergency.
  • Fri, Apr 20 2012 4:47 PM In reply to

    • gayla50
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    Re: Emergency Supply List

    my DH is our community emergency team

    we have a box of supplies in the cars and trucks we have one in every house on our land  We have RX , food ,  towels , water .. pet food , any thing on the list the one thing DH insisted we keep money  .. in the boxes .. we also have copies of the deeds , titles ., information on every one .

    Gayla

    Officially Recognized Stretchpert in Frugal Food and Cooking and in Slow Cooker Foods



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