Friday, January 22, 2010

With the tragic events in Haiti over the past week or so, I've started thinking about my family and friends; and how we would handle a situation such as theirs, if it were to ever happen in our region of the world.

I decided that it was time to update and reorganize my 72 hour kits for my family.

So I have spent the last couple of days changing out food and older supplies in my 72 hour kits and putting in new ones. I've also been updating my list of items that each backpack is carrying.

So this week isn't so much of a Time Saving Tip as it is a Life Saving Tip.

Life Saving Tip of the Week
72 hour kits are great. But I think that the task of putting them together can be overwhelming. So I am attaching a list of everything in my personal kits and hopefully you can adjust it to fit your personal needs as you go. Maybe you already have kits and would just like to compare notes. That's great too!

If you are just getting started, I would suggest that you find as many things from around your house that you can, then buy at least one thing on your list for every kit you have, every time you go to the grocery store. If you are like me, then that's about 4 times a month. It won't be so overwhelming that way, but you will see progress rather quickly.

When it comes to clothing, I used mismatched socks that I know I probably will never find the match to. Because I have a
black hole in my dryer that sends my socks to some distant future, where someone elses dryer is spitting socks out at them...just my theory anyway! (Just click the image to enlarge)
Now go get organized!

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