Evacuating your Home 101- Box 9 – The Kitchen box

The Kitchen Box Container Suggestions: Rubbermaid tote, wooden box (If you jumped into this series on this post, you’ll want to head back to the beginning so it makes sense.  The first post in the series is here, then follow the links for the rest of the series.) The possibilities for this box are wide open.  It can be as simple and cheap as a couple of plastic bins (remember that these … [Read more...]

Evacuating your Home 101 – Box 8 -The Personal Wardrobe

Box # 8 - The Personal Wardrobe Container suggestions:  Duffel bag, Suitcase, Footlocker   (If you jumped into this series on this post, you’ll want to head back to the beginning so it makes sense.  The first post in the series is here, then follow the links for the rest of the series.) If you are like most people, there is only room in a 72-hour kit for one change of clothes.  I … [Read more...]

Evacuating your home 101 – Box 7- Family First-Aid Kit

Box # 7 - Family First- Aid Kit Container suggestions: Fishing tackle box, soft sided bag with lots of compartments, Paramedic bag (this would be for the someone who needed lots of volume or intended to care for lots of people.  Like an EMT or other first responder)   (If you jumped into this series on this post, you'll want to head back to the beginning so it makes sense.  The first … [Read more...]

Evacuating your Home – Box # 6 – The Camping Box

Box # 6 - The Camping Box Container:  A wooden box would be the most durable.   (If you jumped into this series on this post, you'll want to head back to the beginning so it makes sense.  The first post in the series is here, then follow the links for the rest of the series.) Of all the boxes so far, this one will need to take the most beating so make sure it's durable.  It will … [Read more...]

Evacuating your home 101, Box 5 – The Portable Office Kit

Box 5 - The Portable Office Kit Container suggestions: Large brief Case, portable file box, plastic accordion file (waterproof is a good thing here)  FYI Ikea has some great large plastic zip close bags to put your accordion file in.   (If you jumped into this series on this post, you'll want to head back to the beginning so it makes sense.  The first post in the series can be found … [Read more...]

Evacuating your home 101, Box 4 – The Water kit

Box # 4 - The Water Box Container: A sturdy wooden box containing 2 liter water bottles, or five gallon Jerry cans, or flats of bottled water.   (If you jumped into this series on this post, you'll want to head back to the beginning so it makes sense.  The first post in the series can be found here, then follow the links for the rest of the series.) Provide 5 - 10 gallons of … [Read more...]

Evacuating your home 101, Box 3 – The Nuclear kit

Box #3 - The Nuclear Kit   Container: Steel ammo can (army surplus stores are a great place to get one)   (If you jumped into this series on this post, you'll want to head back to the beginning so it makes sense.  The first post in the series can be found here, then follow the links for the rest of the series.) Prior to 9/11/01 there were a few 'extremists' talking about the … [Read more...]

Evacuating your home 101, Box 2 – The Car kit

Box # 2 - The Car Kit Container: Duffel bag, tool box, lock box  (If you jumped into this series on this post, you'll want to head back to the beginning so it makes sense.  The first post in the series can be found here, then follow the links for the rest of the series.) This is the collection of tools and supplies that you normally keep with your vehicle at all times, (you do keep … [Read more...]

Evacuating your home 101 – The evacuation plan

(If you jumped into this series on this post, you'll want to head back to the beginning so it makes sense.  The first post in the series can be foundhere, then follow the links for the rest of the series.) Let's start with a quick overview of the module or Box categories: Don't worry, we'll go into much more depth in each of these. The 72- Hour Kit - (personal comfort and health; change … [Read more...]

Evacuating your home 101 – How to adapt the plan for your family

(If you jumped into this series on this post, you'll want to head back to the beginning so it makes sense.  The first post in the series can be found here, then follow the links for the rest of the series.) The beauty of this evacuation plan is in its flexibility.  Anyone can, and all should, follow a plan to get ready to evacuate their homes. I'll suggest an order to prepare your boxes in … [Read more...]