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Old 08-27-2013, 10:31 AM
Location: California
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Hi everyone, since I just got done putting together my emergency kit, I decided to share it with people, since some might not realize what they need and this could be a useful guide.

I think that everyone in the Bay Area needs one, given the earthquake region we are in. This is not some doomsday crap - this is common sense, especially if you have kids/significant other.

My kit is in a bag that's easily accessible and just pick and go. It contains:

2 gallons of water
25 power bars
Bandaids + bandages+small bottle of peroxide
1 pair of medical gloves
1 bottle of Advil
1 pocket knife
1 roll of toilet paper
2 small bottles of hand sanitizer
1 box of baby wipes
1 flashlight with brand new batteries (you can also get one that gets hand cranked)
1 radio (same as flashlight)
2 space blankets

Other than the water, all this is very light and could be carried by anyone. I hope this is a useful guide for anyone who doesn't have one. Also, anyone else, feel free to add anything I might have missed.

Remember, the purpose of this kit is to protect you for 72 hours.
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Old 08-27-2013, 12:30 PM
Location: Somewhere out there.
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Thanks for the reminder. I've been meaning to do this since I arrived (2 years ago ).
Also, the recent vague threat to our water supply due to the Yosemite fire had me thinking I need to go buy some bottled water. I'm going out to get it today.

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Old 08-29-2013, 01:51 AM
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You might want to look into getting NERT training (neighborhood emergency response training) (Its free) and done by the SFFD. The training is rather generic but good for a newbie non the less. I am a former military medic from previous life. They will give you training and certification and ideas in how to structure your planning.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:36 AM
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Some cash and medications if you take them. If you have a pet, some pet food and water for the pet. If you have a spouse or SO, a place to meet in the event of an emergency besides your home. A solar power re-charger for phone or electronics.
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