Monday, October 12, 2009

72 Hour Kit: Week #4: Fuel and Light

72 Hour Kit: Week 4: Fuel & Light

This week we are gathering everything needed for fuel and light for our kits. If you haven’t purchased a container (tote) to put the rest of the items in, you may want to do so now. Or, just gather the items, and when everything is gathered, purchase a tote depending on the size that you need. I purchased a rolling large duffel bag from Sam's Club for $40. It was a bit more than I wanted to spend, but it was a great size, rolled, was heavy duty, and seemed to be what I wanted. However, a Rubbermaid Tote would work as well.

Fuel & Light supplies:
  • Emergency candles (Macey's Grocery Store had these 100 hour candles for $3.99. They were distributed by Emergency Essentials. Their website is
  • Signal Flares
  • Fire Starter (available at Walmart in camping section for <$3.00)
  • Lighter
  • Flashlight & Batteries (every person should have their own- if room, put in personal backpack)
  • Extra batteries
  • Matches in waterproof container
  • 12 hour emergency light stick
I found a small battery lantern with LED lights that I am including as well. It was $4.88 at Walmart.

To do at home this week:
Start gathering and photocopying important documents
Be familiar with your childs school or daycare disaster plan

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