The best way to be prepared is to be prepared!
Pierce County has realized that for many of us living in such a remote area a
72 hour kit would not be enough for us until 1st responders could reach us in a major disaster.
Therefore they have started recommending that we have a 7 day kit instead.
Here is the new 2014 flyer
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new 2014 flyer (As a PDF file)
If you want more copies of this new flyer you can contact the Pierce County DEM at:
www.piercecountywa.org/DEM or call them at (253)798-6595.
Home Safety Guide – Natural Disasters
Even after disasters of such scope as Hurricane Katrina and Sandy, many people do not seriously consider the possibility of a natural disaster affecting them, which can leave them unprepared for the eventuality. In order to keep your family safe and minimize the damage to your belongings, choose to be proactive. Make changes in your home before disaster strikes, create a family communication plan, and prepare an emergency kit.
43 Prepper Ideas To Think About
72 HOUR EMERGENCY KITS IN A ROLL ALONG AIRPORT TRAVEL BAG:
If you put a 72 hour kit in one of the roll along air travel carry on bag (an
this one also has strps so it can be used as a back pack) you can keep it right
by the door where it is easy to grab and go out the door incase of a fire in your
72 HOUR EMERGENCY KITS IN YOUR CAR:
WHAT IS IN A 72 HOUR KIT?
There are lots of Internet sites that give you lists of things to have in your kit. Here are a few of them:
Here are a few handouts related to short term preparedness that may help you:
7 Day Bucket List
10 Basic Steps to Preparedness
How much do you need to store?
WHERE CAN YOU PURCHASE THESE ITEMS?
If you want to purchase some of those things the Red Cross has a web page to let
you do that much less expensive than from commercial outlets:
We found some 30% Wool disaster blankets at Deseret Industries in Portland,
OR for $2 each (normally $10 on line and on sale for $5 to $8 from time to time).
So our CO-OP purchased 55 of them.
Then I took the ones that I purchased for our family, and put each blanket in
an individual plastic bag (you can see the plastic bag in the picture above).
Then I put the blanket inside a tote bag that is 1000d water resistant nylon
(plastic bag not shown in this picture so you can see the blanket). This makes
the individual blanket easy to just grab and go in a disaster.
We then put the nylon bags inside a larger family pack bright orange 1000d water
resistant bag (5 blankets in each bag).
We have 10 blankets so we put 5 in a bag, each with a luggage tag on the individual
big orange bag so we know what is in them.
We have several of these bright orange
bags and use them for all our emergency disaster storage so we can easily spot
them to grab and go if there is an emergency.
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