I was inspired by stories from Sandy (the people with the backpacks that were ready to go) and two blog posts: Tea Time with Tess (a new Californian that was smart enough to get her kit ready soon after moving out here) and Three Bs: Books, Bottles, and Bags (Elise is a California native that made awesome kits for her previous nanny family).
**I highly recommend going to this FEMA site to get more information on what to include in a kit and how you can best prepare! **
I made a small box for my apartment and an even bigger box for work. I decided to make my own (true shopaholic here) but you can easily find already complete emergency/earthquake kits online or in stores (Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, etc). Since I was preparing for earthquakes I filled a box because you don't usually leave (since there is no warning and it's often safer to stay inside under a table/desk/etc). BUT if you are preparing for a different kind of emergency (storm, fire, doomsday ;) I recommend filling a large duffel or backpack so you can evacuate quickly.
On top of each box I taped a paper that lists the contents and any expiration dates (forgot to take a photo so just use your imagination). My box is still in progress (I need a better first aid kit, some canned vegetables/can opener, matches, candles, better flashlight, change of clothes, blanket). BUT my work box is complete (yay) and in their hall closet.
|fruit snacks, cereal bars, raisins, peanut butter, breakfast/protein drinks|
|Water, lighters, mini first aid kit, poncho, gloves, toilet paper, contact lens solution, soap, pain medicine, feminine products, mini flashlight, batteries|
|the box fits perfectly in my linen closet outside my bedroom|
How have you prepared for emergencies? Do you have a kit?
This is not a sponsored post. I am just sharing how I organized supplies. I know it's random but I think it is very important to be prepared!