Emergency Disaster Preparedness Kit & Plan

Is your family prepared? Do you have an Emergency Disaster Preparedness Kit? A Family Disaster Plan?

I have been putting off making an emergency disaster preparedness kit for quite some time. But since the recent earthquake and tsunami warning close to our area, it has made it very real so I thought it was about time I organized my emergency kit and preparedness plan.

HOW TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY DISASTER PREPAREDNESS KIT


In this post, I will go through my Emergency Category in my Household Binder, and I will also provide you with information sheets and free printables to get you started.

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Here is what I include in my Emergency Category in my Household Binder:
  • Family Disaster Plan
  • Before/During/After Earthquake Information
  • Emergency File
  • Emergency Disaster Kit Purchase List
  • ID's
  • Health - Immunizations, etc.
  • CPR Instructions
I have put together an Emergency Disaster Preparedness Information Sheet to give you some ideas and help you prepare, see below.


HOW TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY DISASTER PREPAREDNESS KIT
Emergency Disaster Preparedness Information Sheet (click here to download)

There are many ways and places you can store your emergency supplies.  Some store their supplies in backpacks or even rolling suitcases and store them in a closet close to the front door.

I saw a large storage chest on sale at Walmart in the automotive department (see picture below) and knew it would be perfect for our emergency kit!  I have decided to store ours in the garage.

So now that I have the storage chest, what now??  How do I start, what do I store inside??  I had all sorts of questions, which is why I had been putting this off for so long!



But I have done a lot of research and have compiled a purchase and inventory check-list of items for my family's Emergency Disaster Preparedness Kit.  Please keep in mind that this will be different for every family, only you can decide what is best for your family.

We will go through our camping gear and use some of those supplies to stock our kit, and the other items I plan to purchase throughout the next few months.

These are great check-lists that will keep track of purchases, inventory, and expiry dates where applicable.  You can even mark an annual reminder note on  your calendar to change out your water, food, and batteries.  Some people even have a picnic annually with the near-expired items!

Download your free check-list here or download a blank check-list here.

HOW TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY DISASTER PREPAREDNESS KIT
Emergency Disaster Preparedness Kit Purchase List (download here)
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HOW TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY DISASTER PREPAREDNESS KIT
Emergency Disaster Preparedness Kit Purchase List - Blank (click here to download)
Public Safety Canada provides free publications on emergency preparedness you can download for free on their website at http://www.getprepared.ca/.

Is your family prepared?  Do you have an Emergency Disaster Preparedness Kit?  If so, what types of things do you have in your kit and how/where do you store it?


HOW TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY DISASTER PREPAREDNESS KIT



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