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Friday, April 1, 2016

Preparedness 911




 72 HOUR KIT

"...If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear." - D&C 38:30




Our Personal/Family Food Storage and Emergency Kits should ideally last for 72 hours or more. It has been recorded that it takes 3-5 days for rescuers to reach survivors of any calamities and send out provisions. The Lord said,

“Hearken, O ye nations of the earth, and hear the words of that God who made you. …“How oft have I called upon you by the mouth of my servants, and by the ministering of angels, and by mine own voice, and by the voice of thunderings, and by the voice of lightnings, and by the voice of tempests, and by the voice of earthquakes, and great hailstorms, and by the voice of famines and pestilences of every kind, … and would have saved you with an everlasting salvation, but ye would not!” (D&C 43:23, 25).

We learned that these calamities are signs of the Second Coming of our Savior Jesus Christ. The righteous need not fear because Heavenly Father sends out warnings and safety procedures through His prophets, apostles, leaders and through personal revelations to better prepare ourselves for this Great Day!

“Wherefore,” the Savior tells us, “be faithful, praying always, having your lamps trimmed and burning, and oil with you, that you may be ready at the coming of the Bridegroom—For behold, verily, verily, I say unto you, that I come quickly” (D&C 33:17–18).


As I was doing this project, I learned the following:
Emergency Action Plan
72 hour kits must have
Food Storage and Preservation
First Aid

There is so much to learn and I am still searching for each item above.
Today, I would like to share what's inside our Family 72 hour Kit (on going completion)


I. IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS
  1. Photocopy of Identification (Passport and Government Issued ID's)
  2. Photocopy of Temple Recommends
  3. Certificates:
            • NSO Marriage Contract
            • Birth Certificate
            • Baptismal Certificate


II. SUPPLIES

FOOD and UTENSILS. At least one to three-day supply of non perishable food that could include: 
  • ready-to-eat meats (beef jerkeys)
  • juices and dried fruits
  • canned goods
  • high-energy foods such as granola or power bars.
  • chocolates
  • rice and noodles
  • beans, cereals and oats
  • SPOON, FORKS, CHOPSTICKS, CAN OPENER

WATER
Store 1 gallon of water per person per day. Keep at least a three day supply of water.



III. MEDICINE KIT

  • First Aid Kit: bandages, ointments, gauze pads, cold/hot packs, tweezers, scissors and sanitizers.
  • Mosquito Repellant
  •  MEDICATIONS to include prescription and non-prescription medications such as pain relievers, stomach remedies and etc. (Doctor's Note)
  •  MEDICAL HISTORY LISTS. For every family member in your home make a list of medical history, all medications (by name) and dosages.




IV. SURVIVAL
  1. Communication: Whistles for Emergency Signals, Power Bank, Radio, Cellphone, Camera (disposable) for record keeping/damages. Emergency Contact Phone List
  2. Tools: Swiss Knife, Flashlights/Emergency Lamp,  Candles & Matches, Portable Stove (Cooking), Portable Fan, Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities, broom, shovel, hammer and working gloves. 
  3. Beddings and Shelter: Blanket, Small Tent, Sleeping Bag
  4. Resources: Batteries, Emergency Money, Maps, and Compass
  5. Protective Gears: Dust or Filter Mask, Life Vest, Helmet, Gloves
  6. Disinfectant: Zonrox, Hydrogen Peroxide, Sanitizers
  7. Paper Supplies: Notepads, markers, pens, pencils, plates, napkins, and paper towels.




V. PERSONAL HYGIENE
  1. Toiletries: Toothbrush & toothpaste, Soap & Shampoo
  2. Clothes: Shirt and Pants/shorts, Garments, Towel and Underwears
  3. Others: Shoes/Boots, Socks, Comb, Nail Cutter, Moist Towelettes/Baby Wipes
  4. Sanitation: Garbage Bags, Plastic ties


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