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Basic Disaster Kit


Kit Storage Locations

There are 3 places where you need to have a 72-Hour Basic Disaster Kit:

  1. Home
  2. Vehicles
  3. Work

Home: Do you need to have a disaster kit if you’re going to be home during the disaster? The answer is – you need to know where the CONTENTS of such a kit are in your home. The best way to do this is to put all your disaster/emergency preparedness stuff in one place in your home. Then call it a kit.

Vehicles: We still have “survival kits” in all our vehicles. In an emergency, we’d plan to use the vehicle itself as shelter. It’s a very luxurious “tent.” It’s mobile, and it has built-in indoor lights and a great radio. This is important – we take our vehicles to work, school, church, shopping, and out for fun. Our vehicle “survival kits” are always available.

Work: If you work in a city and do not go to work in a private vehicle, you could put together a 72-hour kit at your job. Your workplace provides the shelter. A kit could fit into a cardboard box under your desk – mine did. I never used it, but it was good insurance if I couldn’t get back home.

There’s a 4th place for a very, very basic kit, pared down to the very essentials. That’s on your person, if you are in the great outdoors camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, skiing, boating, etc.

Why? An NRA study years ago determined that the person most likely to die from exposure was a hunter accidentally caught out overnight. That could be you! But if you carry along a small survival kit, make a good shelter while it’s still daylight, build a fire to keep warm, and stay dry – you should do okay.

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