What Supermoms Put in Emergency Survival Kits
I am a supermom wannabe. I am trying hard to be called one so I am doing my best to provide what my family needs. But sometimes, there are instances I forget my duties. Just like what happened from the recent typhoon Glenda. I forgot to fill all our empty containers and basins with water.
It is rainy season once again, and I learned my lesson: we need to have an emergency survival kit ready. It is best to always be prepared instead of facing disasters unprotected.
Emergency kits are meant to be used when you are mobile and out of basic necessities so heavy, useless items are out of the question. This will give you a better perspective on what to put in your kit. Remember, it’s best to only fill it with essentials that can last you and your family at least a day or two.
Prepare food.It is best to bring food that requires no preparation and no utensils to eat. Store energy bars, crackers, and even peanuts to keep you full longer. It’s also a good idea to constantly check the expiration date of food placed in your bag.
Pack self-powered chargers and flashlights. Set aside power bank chargers and flashlights just for your emergency survival kits. Choose those that can be charged by hand or by solar power. Other items to place inside include an emergency whistle, and even glow sticks. Glow sticks are a safer alternative to candles.
Include warm bedding. Wool and fleece are your best options since both retain heat even when wet. Wool is flame retardant and fleece is very lightweight. If you are in flood prone areas, pack small life vests and store a rubber boat in case of rising waters.
Prepare a hygiene and first aid kit. The only essentials you need in your hygiene kit include toilet paper, cotton bandana, baby wipes, soap, potty bags, and virus masks. You may also include feminine napkins, toothbrush and toothpaste, and wet wipes. Important things to include in your first aid kits include gauze, gauze pads, medical tapes, painkillers, alcohol wipes, burn/wound cream, and petroleum jelly.
Water is essential. Water is the most important part of your emergency survival kit. It’s best to invest in at least one gallon of water per person per day for at least 72 hours for both drinking and sanitation. There are many things you can survive as long as you have water.
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