Do You Have a 72-Hour Kit Ready If Disaster Strikes?

Do you have a 72-hour kit in your home, car, and/or office in case disaster strikes?

  • Yes

    Votes: 12 66.7%
  • No

    Votes: 6 33.3%

  • Total voters
    18

RiffRaff

Deputy Director
Staff member
Disasters can strike at any time in any part of the world. Are you prepared with at least a 72-hour emergency kit?
 

RiffRaff

Deputy Director
Staff member
For the record, we keep 72-hour "get-home" kits in our cars, and separate 72-hour "bug-out" bags at home in case we have to evacuate without our vehicles on short notice.
 
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foxache

Guest
Brexit's a bastard, and seems to call for at least 6 months of supplies. Or maybe 50 years...
 

DEFCON Warning System

Director
Staff member
foxache said:
Brexit's a bastard, and seems to call for at least 6 months of supplies. Or maybe 50 years...

We recommend two years of supplies minimum and build up from there. But remember that our focus is nuclear war.

For general disasters, a month minimum. Shoot for three months minimum. After all, look at Puerto Rico...
 

RiffRaff

Deputy Director
Staff member
DEFCONWarningSystem said:
FYI, 72 hours is considered woefully inadequate for disaster preparedness.

I realize that, but not everyone has the ability, the space, or the funds to put together two years worth of supplies. A single mother living in a small apartment can't possibly store that much food and water. But she can put together a 72-hour kit fairly easily.
A 72-hour kit is a bare minimum and gives a person several benefits:

1: Inexpensive and easy to put together
2: Minimal storage space
3: Ability to shelter-in-place or evacuate
4: 3 days to find a more permanent supply of food or water
 

RiffRaff

Deputy Director
Staff member
willrod1989 said:
I honestly can't understand how anybody couldn't have at least that much of an emergency supply at all times

Classic "It can't happen to me" syndrome. I see it time after time after time.
 

willrod1989

Active member
RiffRaff said:
willrod1989 said:
I honestly can't understand how anybody couldn't have at least that much of an emergency supply at all times

Classic "It can't happen to me" syndrome. I see it time after time after time.

I guess growing up in South Florida has taught me to always be prepared. My folks always stocked up on hurricane supplies off-season because there was NO way we were going to be dealing with the crazies mobbing the Winn Dixie at the last minute
 
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