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Sunday, September 04, 2005

Get a Kit

Since 9/11, Homeland Security has been telling people to keep an emergency preparedness kit. From

*Battery-powered radio and extra batteries
*Flashlight and extra batteries
*First Aid kit
*Whistle to signal for help
*Dust mask or cotton t-shirt, to help filter the air
*Moist towelettes for sanitation
*Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
*Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
*Plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
*Unique family needs, such as daily prescription medications, infant formula or diapers, and important family documents
*Garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation

*One gallon of water per person per day, for drinking and sanitation.
*Children, nursing mothers, and sick people may need more water.
*If you live in a warm weather climate more water may be necessary.
*Store water tightly in clean plastic containers such as soft drink bottles.
*Keep at least a three-day supply of water per person.

*Store at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food.
*Select foods that require no refrigeration, preparation or cooking and little or no water.
*Pack a manual can opener and eating utensils.
*Choose foods your family will eat.

Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables
Protein or fruit bars
Dry cereal or granola
Peanut butter
Dried fruit
Canned juices
Non-perishable pasteurized milk
High energy foods
Food for infants
Comfort/stress foods


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