Monday, April 5, 2010

MaLM - Annual Safety Pack Update

Make a List Monday - Annual Safety Pack Update

Every April General Conference, we update our "safety backpacks" as we call them. We have one for each member of the family with emergency supplies needed for a fast break. They aren't designed for ease and luxury, but for emergency evacuation.

I've been wondering what else I need to put in them. This is what we have so far.

1. change of clothes, including underwear and socks
2. diapers if applicable
3. water, not enough really, but enough that a 4-10 year old can carry their own
4. food (granola bars, dried fruit, crackers, jerky, etc. -- nothing heavy)
4. emergency blanket (the foil looking ones)
5. a garbage bag
6. a whistle
7. a toothbrush
8. a flashlight
9. Matt and I have a few extras like hygiene stuff, pocket knife)

So what I'm wondering is what else you would include. We can't put much more in, to keep it really mobile for the kids, but I'm wondering about

1. cash
2. house key
3. documents and phone numbers
4. radio
5. first aid


Laura said...

A mirror. In case you need to signal for help. The mirror will catch the light and can be seen for miles. Bonus: it's very small and every can have one in his/her pack.

I read about people in Hurricane Katrina doing this. It saved their lives because the helicopters could see the signal from the air. Very cool!

Alisa said...

Hand sanitizer

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