Everyday you see them. Throngs of children going to school with their backpacks on their backs. Seems to me that you can use a school backpack for more than just books. Why not throw a few necessary items in there and put it next to your child’s bed?
- emergency contact information
- some money
- dust mask
- three light-sticks
- portable radio
- GPS device
- two bottles of water
- small amount of food (maybe a freeze dried meal that could be made with cold water)
- eyeglasses (if necessary)
- throw-away cell phone (this is a maybe, service will probably be out in a disaster)
This list is just a guide. Feel free to adjust it any way you choose.
You may be thinking, why not just give each of the kids a 72-hour kit? That’s fine, IF they can carry it. I have some school-backpack-type 72-hour kits and they are heavy. So, a small child may not be able to carry that kind of weight.
The idea is too just have something for each of your children. And yourselves.