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Monday, February 11, 2008

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Single Ma did a post last week on emergency planning. She asked her readers if they were prepared for an emergency. I thought I was prepared. I mean I am of course a Floridian and I have been through many hurricanes. I have had my own hurricane/emergency kit since I came to Orlando for college. My kit consisted of batteries, a number of flashlights, cans of food, can opener, an first-aid kit I purchased from a store, lighters, scissors, $10 in cash (all ones) and a pen (with no But after reading her posts and checking out the resources she gave and what they suggested for an emergency kit, I realized that I was way off.

So I took some time out yesterday to go through my kit again and check it against Red Cross' Emergency kit list. I already have an extra mp3 player that I don't use that much so I added it in my kit. I am going to pick some things up today at the dollar store (poncho, regional map, whistle). I'll exchange out the $10 in ones for $10 in quarters. Many of the items on the list is stuff you can find in your home (or at least I found in mine) or create yourself:

  • -notepad
  • -list of phone number
  • -space blanket (I just used a spare blanket I had)
  • -one change of clothing for me and sweet pea (including socks and underwear)
  • -toiletries (mini deodorant, mouthwash, toothpaste, toothbrush, lotion, soap)
  • -plastic spoons
  • -deck of cards
  • -copies of important documents (e.g. license, birth certificate, SS card, passport)
  • -safety pins
  • -rubbing alcohol
  • -peroxide
I currently keep all my emergency items in a storage box. Unfortunately that box is starting to overflow with the amount of new stuff I am adding to it. And since both lists only refer to a waist pouch (how can you have ALL those things in a tiny pouch) or a backpack, I am obviously using the wrong thing. Luckily I have an extra back from my college days that I will be transferring everything to. I am feeling more confident that I will be closer to being prepared for this hurricane season. I don't think you can ever be 100% prepared but you can get real close.



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SavingDiva said...

I'm not at all prepared! I have an emergency kit in my car, but I need to add a few things...but I need to create something for my apartment

Lilo said...

space blanket? really? I should prepare a kit too.