DIY 72 Hour Emergency Preparedness Kit

DIY 72 Hour Emergency Preparedness Kit

Julia Cho
Mar 17, 2010

After the storm last weekend in the Northeast, many parts of the area had no electricity or water. When we went to the store to pick up some bottled water- the aisle was empty except for a few small bottles. This got us thinking we should move this one up on our "to-do" list.

We found this pdf from the government of Canada on Tip Nut, and what we like about it is it's very thorough. Follow through their checklists and put together necessary information as well as your own 72 Hour Emergency Kit. There are so many great tips in here that we wouldn't have thought of on our own.

So, sit down with your family, and go through this now. It's certainly more important than finding the perfect throw pillow or area rug.

Another great resource: Real Simple's Emergency Plan Checklist and their article, How To Prepare for An Emergency.

(Image: Frances Janisch for Real Simple)

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