The best way to be prepared is to be prepared!
Cordell Vail







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



FRONT

BACK

Click here to down load the 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.




43 Prepper Ideas To Think About

http://authorizedboots.com/2016/10/43-fantastic-prepping-tips/



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 house.

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:
www.ready.gov/basic-disaster-supplies-kit
www.fema.gov/pdf/library/fdsk.pdf
www.nfpa.org/assets/files/PDF/Research/GR/hand/e/Supplies_Kit_Checklist.pdf

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:
www.redcrossstore.org/shopper/prodlist.aspx?locationid=1




DISASTER BLANKETS:

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.



Here is a nice list of resources provided by:
Michelle Peng
EducatorLabs | 2054 Kildaire Farm Rd. #204 | Cary, NC | 27518
Web Page:
EducatorLabs.org :: Cultivating. Connecting. Curating.
Email:


Natural Disasters & Severe Weather
http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/

Home Emergency Disaster Safety
http://www.improvenet.com/a/home-emergency-disaster-safety

Fire Prevention, Preparedness and Recovery     
http://www.homeadvisor.com/article.show.Fire-Prevention-Preparedness-and-Recovery.17335.html

The Encyclopedia of Earth - Hazards & Disasters
http://www.eoearth.org/topics/view/51cbfc79f702fc2ba8129ec5/

Home Safety Guide
https://www.kanetix.ca/home-insurance#tab-home-safety-guide

Prepare, Plan & Stay Informed for Emergencies
http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan

Safety in the Home: Checklists to Keep Your Family Safe
http://www.mortgagecalculator.org/helpful-advice/home-safety.php


Last updated 19 Nov 2016




GO BACK TO MAIN EP PAGE