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August 27, 2020
Here's the link to my 72-hour emergency prep. pack.
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Emergency preparedness covers so much that it can be overwhelming. It's time-consuming, expensive, and a pain in the behind! As a mother, I'm concerned with being prepared for everything, all the "what ifs." What if my son hurts himself out on the ranch and too far from help, what if he has an allergic reaction, what if he gets lost hunting? These fears can weigh on us, whether they're for ourselves or our loved ones. It seems to me that there are 2-types of people, those that expect the worst and those that assume it'll never happen to them.
For those that want to prepare for the worst, I'm here to help you! For everyone else, remember, "it's better safe than sorry." Trying to prepare for everything at once is too much. You start googling, and down the rabbit-hole, you go. You can look at this article from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for a comprehensive look at how to prepare for all types of disasters.
Many are concerned with preparing for the Covid-19 pandemic. Covid-19 is not the only thing to consider. What about wildfires, hurricanes, floods, major power outages, earthquakes, and the list goes on? Some of the people in recent disasters have only minutes to get out! One man said he had 30 seconds to grab what he needed and go.
There are two different issues here. One is staying in; the other is getting out! I am going to address both problems. First, I'll talk about "go bags," "E.D.C." (everyday carry), or "bug-out bags." All these bags and an emergency home supply, are you crazy?
That many bags is too much for me. I will show you what I've put in my 72-hour emergency pack! Everyone should have a bag adapted to them. How much weight can you carry? How many calories do you need? What is your environment like? Any health concerns?
72-hr Emergency Pack
Assorted Food (protein bars, tuna, fruit packs)
Sugar + Salt + 1 liter of water = hydration solution
For those that are making a pack for "in case of emergency," there's more to do.
Additional Items for an Emergency Pack
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