You might be surprised if you knew how many people you pass on the road each day have a 72 Hour Kit or a Bug Out Bag in the trunk of their vehicle! These Kits, or Bags, contain all types of supplies that might be necessary in case of an emergency. My own contains two small water filters, a first aid kid, a couple of washcloths, baby wipes, and a whole lot more. You can read more about putting one of these kits together here, here and here.
Once you have your kit together, take a few minutes to list all the contents. Keep this list on top of everything else in the kit. It will serve as a checklist if you remove or use anything in the kit or want to assemble a second kit. Also, if you are in an emergency situation, the list will serve as a reminder of what you have. I would suggest taking it one step further, and for each item, list 3 or 4 ways it could be used in an emergency. For example, “washcloth – water filtration, bandage.” If I were already feeling panicky, I might not think of alternate ways to use something like a washcloth or baby wipes.
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