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Follows a family disaster kit and a list of equipment. Not knowing how much room individuals have for these items, it is difficult to determine what a three-day kit should include; a 24-hour kit should include; and a vehicle kit should include. Anyone looking at this list can decide what they want for three days, 24 hours, 72 hours and a vehicle list depending on the available space, degree of concern and personal situation. A list would, for example, be different for a retired couple who is generally home most of the time as opposed to a working couple with kids who are spread to the four winds. A family with a motor home, trailer or are camping types would have different needs than a family who is not equipped for or interested in camping.

** Review after every event or at least every six months**

Family Disaster Kit
 One way to prepare ahead of time for a disaster is to assemble a family disaster kit. This kit should contain six basics -- water, food, first aid supplies, clothing and bedding, tools and special items. Keep items you would need during an evacuation in an easy-to-carry container such as a large, covered trash can, a camping backpack or a duffel bag. Following is a list of suggested supplies for the kit.

 Store water in plastic containers such as soft drink bottles. Avoid using containers that will decompose or break, such as milk cartons or glass bottles. A normally active person needs to drink at least two quarts of water each day. Hot environments and intense physical activity can double that amount. Children, nursing mothers and ill people will need more.
    Store one gallon of water per person per day (two quarts for drinking, two for food preparation and sanitation).
    Keep at least a three-day supply of water for each person in your household. Also keep a supply of water purifying agents in the kit.

 Store at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food. Select foods that require no refrigeration, cooking or preparation. Donít forget to pack a can opener.
    Milk -- powdered or canned
    Canned meats, fruits and vegetables
    Soups -- bouillon cubes or dried "soups in a cup"
    High energy foods -- peanut butter, jelly, crackers, nuts, health food bars, trail mix
    Smoked or dried meats
    Staples -- sugar, salt, pepper
    Stress foods Ė sugar cookies, hard candy, sweetened cereals

First Aid Kit
 You should have at least two first aid kits -- one for your home and one for each car you drive. A basic first aid kit should include:
    Sterile adhesive bandages
    3-inch sterile gauze pads (8-12)
    Triangular bandages (3)
    2-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)
    Bar of soap
    Moist towelettes (8-10 packages)
    2-inch sterile gauze pads (8-12)
    Adhesive tape
    Safety razor blade
    Tongue depressor
    Petroleum jelly
    Safety pins
    Latex gloves
    Non-prescription pain relievers
    Anti-diarrhea medication
    Rubbing alcohol
    Antiseptic spray

Clothing and Bedding
 Include at least one change of clothing and footwear per person, as well as these items:
    Sturdy shoes or work boots
    Rain gear
    Blankets or sleeping bags
    Hats and gloves
    Thermal underwear

Tools and Supplies
    Mess kits or paper cups, plates and plastic utensils
    Battery-operated radio and extra batteries
    Cash or travelerís checks, change
    Flashlight and extra batteries
    Utility knife
    Matches in waterproof container
    Aluminum foil
    Plastic storage containers
    Paper, pencil
    Needle, thread
    Medicine dropper
    Shut-off wrench, to turn off water, gas
    Plastic sheeting
    Map of the area (for locating shelters)
    Toilet paper
    Soap or liquid detergent
    Personal hygiene items

Other items to consider packing are: a small ABC type fire extinguisher, a tent, signal flares, plastic garbage bags and ties, a small shovel, a small plastic bucket with a tight fitting lid, disinfectant and household chlorine bleach.

Special Items
 Remember family members with special needs such as infants and those with disabilities:
For Baby
    Powdered Milk
For Adults
    Special medications
    Denture needs
    Extra eye glasses
    Contact lenses and supplies

Also consider packing small games for children and books for adults.

Copies of important family documents should be packed in a waterproof, portable container. These papers include:

    Wills, insurance policies, contracts, deeds, stocks and bonds
    Passports, social security cards, immunization records
    Inventory of valuable household goods, important telephone numbers
    Family records (birth, marriage certificates)

Store your kit in a convenient place known to all family members. Keep a smaller version in the trunk of your car (excluding the family documents). Keep the contents in airtight plastic bags. Stored water should be changed every three months so it stays fresh and stored food should be rotated every six months. Rethink your kit and family needs at least once a year and replace batteries, update clothes, etc. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about storing prescription medications.

   2 Meter Radio
___Extra Batteries
___Mag Mount/Beam

___H.T. Charger
___Pig Tails
___Extra Coax-50'
___75' Lengths-Several Runs

   Tool Kit
___Car Battery
___Battery Cables
___Halogen Lights Vehicle or Tripod mount
___12V Soldering Iron or
___Butane soldering torch
___Sharp Knife
___Gerber or Leatherman Tool
___Hose Clamps
___Wire Tie Wraps
___Duct Tape
___Electrical Tape
___Vis Queen
___Cordless Drill, Bits
___Siphon Hose
___Hand or 12v Air Pump
___Tubeless Tire Repair Kit
___Wrench Set
___Screw Driver Set
___Needle Nose Pliers
___Vice Grips
___Ice Pick
___Tape Measure
___Crescent Wrench
___Assorted Solder Connectors
___Wire Nuts
___Extension Cords
___Surge Protector Tap A Lines
___200' Light Weight String
___100' Yellow Nylon Rope
___100' Contractors
___Hunter Orange nylon safety tape

___Water - 3 Gallons per Person per Day,
___Drinking Water - 1 Gal. per Person Per Day
___Household Bleach - 1 Tablespoon per Gallon in a Spray Bottle for Disinfectant.
___Windex is a good disinfectant.
___Personal hygiene items

   Basic suggested equipment for all operations
___Identification Badges
___Hand Can Opener
___ARRL Message Blanks
___Head Lamp
___Broadcast Radio
___Extra Batteries
___Tape Recorder
___Extra Batteries
___CB Radio
___Assorted Rags
___Paper Towels
___Bug Spray - Airborne Insect Spray
___Assorted Zip locks
___Toilet Paper
___Bucket With Tight Lid For Emergency Porta Potty

   HF Radios
___12v Power Supply
___Extra Wire
___Antenna Support
___Ground Rods
___CW Key
___Extra Barrel Connectors
___Extra Coax Connectors

   Cellular Phone
___Power Supply
___Cellular Yagi

___Small Fire Extinguisher to stay at generator
___Fuel ___Oil
___Spark Plug
___Butane Lighters
___Wooden Matches in Water Proof Container
___Can to burn a Candle
___Glass Jar Candles
___Small Fire Extinguisher
___Coffee can
___Denatured alcohol
___Fire Extinguisher
___Portable Smoke Alarm
___Extra Battery
___Don't forget the Fire Extinguisher

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