Do You Have a 72-Hour Kit Ready If Disaster Strikes?

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Do you have a 72-hour kit in your home, car, and/or office in case disaster strikes?

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RiffRaff
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Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:28 am

Disasters can strike at any time in any part of the world. Are you prepared with at least a 72-hour emergency kit?
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Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:34 am

For the record, we keep 72-hour "get-home" kits in our cars, and separate 72-hour "bug-out" bags at home in case we have to evacuate without our vehicles on short notice.
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Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:33 am

FYI, 72 hours is considered woefully inadequate for disaster preparedness.

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Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:57 am

Brexit's a bastard, and seems to call for at least 6 months of supplies. Or maybe 50 years...

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Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:18 am

foxache wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:57 am
Brexit's a bastard, and seems to call for at least 6 months of supplies. Or maybe 50 years...
We recommend two years of supplies minimum and build up from there. But remember that our focus is nuclear war.

For general disasters, a month minimum. Shoot for three months minimum. After all, look at Puerto Rico...

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Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:22 am

DEFCONWarningSystem wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:33 am
FYI, 72 hours is considered woefully inadequate for disaster preparedness.
I realize that, but not everyone has the ability, the space, or the funds to put together two years worth of supplies. A single mother living in a small apartment can't possibly store that much food and water. But she can put together a 72-hour kit fairly easily.
A 72-hour kit is a bare minimum and gives a person several benefits:

1: Inexpensive and easy to put together
2: Minimal storage space
3: Ability to shelter-in-place or evacuate
4: 3 days to find a more permanent supply of food or water
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Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:50 pm

Oh I understand. Anything is better than nothing.

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Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:07 am

I honestly can't understand how anybody couldn't have at least that much of an emergency supply at all times

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Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:48 am

willrod1989 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:07 am
I honestly can't understand how anybody couldn't have at least that much of an emergency supply at all times
Classic "It can't happen to me" syndrome. I see it time after time after time.
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RiffRaff wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:48 am
willrod1989 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:07 am
I honestly can't understand how anybody couldn't have at least that much of an emergency supply at all times
Classic "It can't happen to me" syndrome. I see it time after time after time.
I guess growing up in South Florida has taught me to always be prepared. My folks always stocked up on hurricane supplies off-season because there was NO way we were going to be dealing with the crazies mobbing the Winn Dixie at the last minute

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