Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Please note that it is best to ensure at least three days supplies of the following items and to keep it in a waterproof storage. Be safe and be prepared. Keep your family protected.1. First Aid Kit – You may either buy them already packed at the local drugstore or you may choose to pack your own. Don’t forget to include antiseptic solutions, bandages, gauze, alcohol, and a Swiss army knife.2. Bottled Water – While it is recommended to allot one gallon of water per person per day, this may be too heavy to pack in a child’s bag. Instead, pack small bottles of water or a water purifying bottle.3. Canned food and can opener – Pack non-perishables, ready to eat meals like canned meatloaf and crackers.4. Thermal jackets or blanket – Keep warm even in unforgiving weather. It is best to buy them in bright colors such as orange or yellow so that they can easily be identified or seen from a distance.5. Whistle - This can help your children signal for help and be located easily.6. Matches and flashlight – In case of blackouts, they can still find their way, as well as make a fire.7. Self -powered radio and/or cell phone- Make sure your child has some form of communication tool with him/her so they can reach any member of the family or the authorities if needed.8. Local Maps - Should the family become separated, this will help ensure that they can get to a safe place. Make sure you have agreed upon meeting points that everyone is familiar with.9. Medication - For children with special medical needs, keep their medicine in a water-proof pillbox. Include labels and instructions on when to take them if the child has any need for such assistance.