Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Do One Thing!

We finished week 12 last Tuesday. Today go over the following list provided by CaliforniaVolunteers.org to see if you want to add anything they suggest. I like the idea of having maps and bikes. Next week we will begin to explore books and other links on the net that can provide more great info.

Disaster Supplies Checklist
The first 72 hours after a major emergency or disaster are critical. Electricity, gas, water, and telephones may not be
working. In addition, public safety services such as police and fire departments will be busy handling serious crises.
You should be prepared to be self-sufficient — able to live without running water, electricity and/or gas, and telephones
— for at least three days following a major emergency. To do so, keep on hand in a central location the following.

Essentials
Water — One gallon per person per day
(a week’s supply of water is preferable)
Water purification kit
First aid kit, freshly stocked
First aid book
Food
Can opener (non-electric)
Blankets or sleeping bags
Portable radio, flashlight and spare batteries
Essential medications
Extra pair of eyeglasses
Extra pair of house and car keys
Fire extinguisher — A-B-C type
Food, water and restraint (leash or carrier) for pets
Cash and change
Baby supplies: formula, bottle, pacifier, soap and
baby powder, clothing, blankets, baby wipes,
disposable diapers, canned food and juices

Sanitation Supplies
Large plastic trash bags for waste; tarps and
rain ponchos
Large trash cans
Bar soap and liquid detergent
Shampoo
Toothpaste and toothbrushes
Feminine hygiene supplies
Toilet paper
Household bleach

Safety and Comfort
Sturdy shoes
Heavy gloves for clearing debris
Candles and matches
Light sticks
Change of clothing
Knife or razor blades
Garden hose for siphoning and firefighting
Tent
Communication kit: paper, pens, stamps

Cooking
Plastic knives, forks, spoons
Paper plates and cups
Paper towels
Heavy-duty aluminum foil
Camping stove for outdoor cooking (caution: before
using fire to cook, make sure there are no gas leaks;
never use charcoal indoors)

Tools and Supplies
Axe, shovel, broom
Adjustable wrench for turning off gas
Tool kit including a screwdriver, pliers and a hammer
Coil of 1⁄2" rope
Plastic tape, staple gun and sheeting for window
replacement
Bicycle
City map

add to sk*rt

2 comments:

chronicler said...

I continue to be amazed at the depth of items I take for granted. Although, do they make electric can openers? I've never heard of one. ;-)

S'mee said...

hehehe!