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Ready Northwest's Guide to‪#‎Preparedness‬

Now that you have decided that today is the day that I start creating a‪#‎disaster‬ kit, what do I put in it? As the last article brought out, deciding what to place in your disaster kit is largely dependent on what your needs are and what disaster risks you are.

‪#‎FEMA‬ guidelines for assembling a BASIC disaster kit are:

‪#‎Water‬- one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation recommended (Future articles ways to find water)

‪#‎Food‬, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food

Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a ‪#‎NOAA‬ Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both

‪#‎Flashlight‬ and extra batteries

‪#‎Firstaid‬ kit- to include antiseptic, gauze, pain medications, ‪#‎bandaids‬, etc (Prescribed Medications (but that'll be discussed later)

Whistle to signal for help and include a mirror and a lighting source (‪#‎lighter‬ or flint- DO NOT LIGHT OR SPARK IS THE SMELL OF NATURAL GAS EXISTS OR AFTER AN EARTHQUAKE)

Dust mask (N95) to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place.

Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation ( REMEMBER TOILET PAPER) Hand sanitizer can be used for a while but be careful over long term use.

Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities (Do not turn off natural gas unless you are sure you smell Natural Gas. Once natural gas is shut off, only the utility provider can turn it back on. That might be delayed for weeks in an area that has had widespread destruction)

Manual can opener for food ( If you have chose to go the canned food route. Remember weight can be an issue in backpacks and there are other food sources other than a can. But for home use this is fine. also‪#‎P51‬'s are a key chain can opener than can be bought for less than $2)

Local maps- Important to at least have some knowledge of local area.

Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger. (Important note- In a widespread disaster, cell antennas will run for a few hours on battery power before going off line. During that time TEXT and EMAIL are the best ways of communication as the phone lines will be jammed. Calls can be attempted but no guarantee they can make it through. Also calls within the area will be jammed, calls that are outgoing to areas outside the affected area have a higher chance of making it through. Plan for an out of state contact to let them know you are safe and be the coordinator of all your loved ones check-ins)

Our next installment will go over ADDITIONAL items that you may need that may be specific to your situation.

 Ready Northwest's Guide to‪#‎Preparedness‬

Now that you have decided that today is the day that I start creating a‪#‎disaster‬ kit, what do I put in it? As the last article brought out, deciding what to place in your disaster kit is largely dependent on what your needs are and what disaster risks you are.

‪#‎FEMA‬ guidelines for assembling a BASIC disaster kit are:

‪#‎Water‬- one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation recommended (Future articles ways to find water)

‪#‎Food‬, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food

Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a ‪#‎NOAA‬ Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both

‪#‎Flashlight‬ and extra batteries

‪#‎Firstaid‬ kit- to include antiseptic, gauze, pain medications, ‪#‎bandaids‬, etc (Prescribed Medications (but that'll be discussed later)

Whistle to signal for help and include a mirror and a lighting source (‪#‎lighter‬ or flint- DO NOT LIGHT OR SPARK IS THE SMELL OF NATURAL GAS EXISTS OR AFTER AN EARTHQUAKE)

Dust mask (N95) to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place.

Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation ( REMEMBER TOILET PAPER) Hand sanitizer can be used for a while but be careful over long term use.

Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities (Do not turn off natural gas unless you are sure you smell Natural Gas. Once natural gas is shut off, only the utility provider can turn it back on. That might be delayed for weeks in an area that has had widespread destruction)

Manual can opener for food ( If you have chose to go the canned food route. Remember weight can be an issue in backpacks and there are other food sources other than a can. But for home use this is fine. also‪#‎P51‬'s are a key chain can opener than can be bought for less than $2)

Local maps- Important to at least have some knowledge of local area.

Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger. (Important note- In a widespread disaster, cell antennas will run for a few hours on battery power before going off line. During that time TEXT and EMAIL are the best ways of communication as the phone lines will be jammed. Calls can be attempted but no guarantee they can make it through. Also calls within the area will be jammed, calls that are outgoing to areas outside the affected area have a higher chance of making it through. Plan for an out of state contact to let them know you are safe and be the coordinator of all your loved ones check-ins)

Our next installment will go over ADDITIONAL items that you may need that may be specific to your situation.