survival emergency kit {the first 3 minutes}

by @according2kelly on November 8, 2011

do you have an survival emergency kit? are you ready an emergency? i know i’m not, & i’m probably not alone. who knows when disaster could strike?! & i for one want to be prepared. you know what they say “better safe than sorry.”

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locally, here in orange county, families are gathering supplies & necessities needed for what we are calling “the power of 3.” basically it’s an emergency preparedness plan that focuses on the first 3 minutes, the first 3 hours, the first 3 days, the first 3 months, and even the first year after a disaster.

i love the power of 3 plan – it’s a baby steps approach to emergency preparedness. perfect for someone like me!

so, if you aren’t fully prepared for an emergency, i encourage you gather your own supplies, & together we can become “ready.”

survival emergency kit {the first 3 minutes}

one drawstring backpack or plastic drawstring bag, containing:

* one pair of sturdy shoes
* one flashlight
* one pair of leather work gloves
* one whistle
* lightweight clothes

prepare one bag for each member of your family, and attach it to each bed in the house (or somewhere else that is easily accessible & unlikely to be moved).

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see… what did i tell you? pretty painless eh? you probably have most of these supplies already laying around your house. all you had to do, was gather them all together, so when an emergency strikes, you don’t have to go searching for them. now, when disaster strikes, you’ll be prepared for those first 3 minutes. up next? survival emergency kit {the first 3 hours}.

13 comments
Andrea
Andrea

Hi Kelly, I am still on the lookout for more emergency stuff... as I am hoping to give some kits away for Christmas presents to some young adults-that just moved out from Home... okay so maybe for a New Year's gift.

Andrea
Andrea

Will you be posting the survival kit for the first 3 hours? Or anymore survival kit tips?

Jennifer
Jennifer

Oh man, I'm reading this post and my heart is beating a million beats per second! I'm imagining my family in an emergency situation and we are not prepared! And with that, I cannot truly call myself a Type A personality... or I can, but it takes a backseat when my Head-In-The-Sand colors shine through. ;-) Okay, no excuse not to prepare my family now!

april kennedy
april kennedy

Love this idea...since I too feel like such a failure when it comes to being prepared for an emergency! Thank you.

Krisi (Shelf Reliance Consultant)
Krisi (Shelf Reliance Consultant)

What a great way to look at preparedness. I love to hear about counties making it a priority to get prepared. I would be happy to create a custom plan for the power of 3 , for free, if you are interested. I will try to contact via email as well.

@according2kelly
@according2kelly

it's all about the baby steps. gathering the "food," that makes me nervous!

Heather
Heather

Wow. This is really great. I will be getting this together for my family. Who know what next year will bring... http://houseofwoyaks.blogspot.com/2011/04/19-month-old-2-week-old-and-tornado-wow.html

@according2kelly
@according2kelly

I love that it's so easy to put together. plus it's brilliant to tie it to the bed... so you always know where it is!

Jenn
Jenn

Great you posted this. Emergency Prep is SO important. My husband actually made a SEVERAL page document on our families emergency prep plan, including needed supplies (we have some both for staying at home as well as go bags if we have to leave), medical, etc. So after seeing your post I googled the power of 3 & see we missed the expo in Irvine in September. OH he would have loved it! Glad you are getting prepped! Remember, you will always need more than you think, have stuff ready in case you have to leave the local area, and think/prep as if you will NOT get medical or other assistance.

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