My church is helping me gather my 72-hour kit.
This is a kit to help one person survive for 3 days. I need 4 of them. Each week we are given an assignment of what to gather/purchase, so that we have a completed kit by September. As of the beginning of this project I had a rather large bag with a few small person-size blankets, 2 glow sticks, a small flashlight, 2 ponchos and a 50 dollar bill. I have enough water elsewhere in my apt. (it won't fit in a bag).
Last week I needed to get protein/granola bars, trail mix/dried fruits, and crackers/cereal. I haven't gotten them yet. This week the assignment is canned tuna, beans, meat, vienna sausages etc. (pop top cans), canned juice, candy/gum.
I consider candy/gum and juice a luxury...but I guess I will still want that stuff in the middle of a hurricane when I am trying to survive? And if I don't eat that canned meat now, would I really eat it during an emergency? Confusion. Today after church I put every can that had a pop top, into the bag, so now I have 6 snack size peaches, a large can of pineapple, 2 cans of soup and a can of beefaroni.
I will REALLY try to get more of the stuff on the list this week. Please wait until September Mr. Hurricane (or other disaster). Pretty please?!