a "been-there" mom of six offers encouragement
to wives, young mothers, and those not so young,
and simple common-sense approaches to
the "ings" of life:
child-rearing (hints and helps), homemaking (all areas),
cooking (simple, cheap, and do-it-yourself)
making (toys and gifts), preparing (for the unexpected),
maintaining (sanity and peace in this increasingly crazy world) and more---
all aspects of making the most of making do on little---
and having fun in the process.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Part 4 - Gain Peace of Mind by Simply Having an Essentials Bag Ready to Grab-N-Go at a Moment's Notice . . .
As I mentioned a few posts back*, at the beginning of this series, a grab-n-go back is quick and reasonably priced "insurance" for each member of your family.
And, just like any other type of insurance, hopefully it will never be needed but if it is ----- it will prove invaluable!
*just in case you want to refer to it
The toughest part of assembling a 72 hour kit is deciding what items are ESSENTIAL.
Please, don't let that overwhelm you and/or stop you.
Begin TODAY: Consider your family situation (ages and needs, etc.) and start making a list of the absolute essentials you would need to survive for at least three days. (Three days is the average length of time it takes for services and help to arrive and kick in following a disaster.)
Early in my blog, I did two posts on grab-n-go bags: Each will give you suggestions, guidelines, and things to consider to get you started. The actual deciding is up to you based on the needs of your family.
CONTINUE: Obtain a container(s) for these items and start filling it ---as quickly as you are able.
It is suggested that each member carry their own supplies as much as their age and size allows.
Keep Making Progress: Don't just stand there and do nothing . . .
Even if progress is slow, you and your family will be winners in a time of need! Start where you are and build as quick as you can. The only way you can lose is if you never start!
P.S. In my earlier posts when listing canned items, "pop top" lids are suggested. Since that time I have read of a few concerns with that type of lid (in situations where they may be accidentally crushed -- causing them to pop open). If you choose to use the "regular" type of cans, be sure to include a small can opener.
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