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Having 72 hour emergency packs ready for a survival situation or a natural disaster is a great way to prepare your family for these scary events. The kit will contain the necessary items to get your through the initial days after the disaster. This article will discuss some of the important items that should be in the kit.

The first thing you should consider is water. If the power goes out and you rely on a pump for your water you will not have any. Water may also be contaminated and unsafe to drink after the disaster. Your kit should include enough water for your family or it should include a means of water purification. This can be a handheld water filter or iodine tablets that will make the water safe to drink.

The next thing to consider is food. The food you have in your kit should be easy to prepare and not need a lot of utensils to prepare. There is food available that is freeze dried and only needs water to cook. There is a reaction that takes place that warms the food. This is technology that is often used for military meals and is a great item to have in your kit.

72 hour emergency packs should also include some way for you to get news and updated information about the situation. You should be prepared for cell phones to be inoperable so a battery powered radio can be very useful. This can let you know important details like if water is safe to drink, when power will be restored, or if conditions outside are safe.

An important item for the kit you would keep in your car is a blizzard survival bag. This is crucial for cold weather climates. There are many things that could go wrong when you are driving in snowy conditions. Your vehicle could have a mechanical problem, you could go off the road, or you could get stuck in the snow. With poor weather conditions, rescue may take several hours or even days. A blizzard survival bag will keep your body temperature up while you wait for assistance.

Also important is to have a first aid kid. There are many disaster situations where injuries could result. In the chaotic few days after the event, you may not be able to reach emergency assistance and they may not be able to come to you. By having a first aid kit, you will have the items that will get you by until help is available.

Disaster preparedness is important for every family. There are different risks for different areas and determining the potential disasters in your area is crucial to your preparation. After you have prepared an organized kit, you can rest easy knowing that you have taken the steps to keep your family safe.


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