Wednesday, March 14, 2007

A little bit of Dis. A little bit of Dat

Did I ever show y'all our 72 hour emergency kits we put together?? We how have 6 backpacks ready to go, 2 boxs and a small rolling suitcase. The kids aged 7 and up each have their own backpack. Sei and I share one with stuff for Liv and Taj. 1 box has more food in hopes that we have time to grab them and the rolling suitcase has more hygiene-type things. The other box has more emergency things like more flashlites, candles, matches, buddy burners, etc... Although the kids each have matches and a tender bundle to start a fire. Now we are working on food storage. Our goal is to get a 3 month supply within the next 3 months. If we continue with that we should have a year supply in a year.



And here is Taj and Livie doing "Dance, Dance Revolution." It's more entertaining in real life- or maybe we're just nerds...



13 comments:

Tyler and Ruth said...

i totally appreciate your posts on 72-hour kits. i checked out the website you listed to make sure i got everything we needed and i revamped and updated my old one from college so now it accomodates our family. way to go!

No Cool Story said...

Way to go on your 72-hr kits!!
Livie is SO cute! And Taj in "Tag team" is hilarious.

But I'm still waiting for the video of YOU doing it.
Just sayin'.

Toni said...

I agree w/ NCS, where's the video of YOU????

That is cute, good way to wear them out??

Robin said...

Taj has some pretty sweet moves. Charlotte has those same jammies, and loves to help (get in the way) by sitting right where others are trying to do stuff!

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

Oh, what a good idea Toni has. Just like that old VW commercial - sugar the kids up and let 'em rip.

Good for you, being so prepared. We should all do a 72-hour kit blog tour or something. (Except mine would be pitiful, so let's not.)

Suzanne said...

You guys are so prepared! I'd love to get to that point eventually, but we're working on it!

Your kids dancing are just adorable! How fun that you'll have these movies to look back on when your kiddies are grown! :D

Stepherz said...

Awesome! You are so organized and you have motivated me! I've thought about the food supply thing. What do you think about the water issue? That would be the most important item, but in case of emergency, fresh water may be the hardest thing to come by. I guess wells are always an option, but I'm on city water. I thought about buying a purification system for drinking river water that doesn't need power, but they are sooo expensive.

Tori :) said...

Stepherz-
In each of our kits we have a little squirt bottle of bleach to help purify water- in case we're drinking out of a river or something. I have also started buying gallons of drinking water and storing them in my deep freeze. This is good because if the electricity goes out the big "blocks" of ice will help keep the frozen food cold so we can eat it. If you're desperate for water your hot water heater holds a lot.

Any other ideas ladies??

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

Excellent work on your kits! I am so impressed!

The kids are so fun with their dancing skills. Loved that Livie leg stomping... so so cute!

Stepherz said...

Jeremy mentioned that when he was in the Army they used iodine tablets for river water. Their survival packs all had these tablets. He said that they were told that the tablets were better for ingestion than chlorine? It's worth researching...

Abbie said...

QUITE impressed by the 72 hour kits. Side note about the Superman post: The best Halloween costume I ever saw was a man in a business suit holding a briefcase, and his tie was flipped over his shoulder and his shirt was partially unbuttoned revealing his superman shirt. I've recreated it twice. Taj should totally do the same if he's still into it in October. It's so much better than just plain Superman.

Nettie said...

I'm very impressed with your 72 hr kit! Despite my best intentions, I never seem to get that fully together around here.

I haven't gone blog visiting for awhile. I like your new look!

AzĂșcar said...

Yes, the iodine tablets are a definite for water purification and are so simple to store/add to kits.

You've inspired me! I really need to get our emergency prep in order.