Are you prepared? Gluten Free 72 hr. Kits

IMG_4993Are your gluten free 72 hour kits ready? If not, this post will help you with all that you need to be prepared for any kind of emergency. My family is BIG on food storage and family preparedness.  I was taught from a young age that something can happen at anytime that would leave you relying on your food store and/or 72 hour kits. Below are photos and a list of the gluten free food items for your 72 hr. kit. Be sure to triple check to make sure all items are gluten free.

Water is so important!! Have some on hand like these water boxes that last a long time. You also need the following:

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Here you will see some things that EVERYONE should have in their 72 hr. kit whether gluten free or not. These are the essentials. Things that will get you by and keep you safe and prepared in case of an emergency.

  • Rain ponchos
  • Flannel and emergency heat blankets,
  • Emergency tent
  • Whistle with a compass
  • Purifying water bottles
  • Toilet paper
  • Gloves and hand warmer packets
  • Flashlights
  • Waterproof matches
  • Utensils
  • Oil lanterns
  • Candles
  • Extra batteries
  • Radio with batteries or hand crank radio
  • Pen and paper
  • Rope
  • Pocket knife
  • Duct tape
  • Can opener
  • Medication (Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen and any prescription medications you need).
  • Items to go into a plastic bag: 1 or 2 books, immunizations (up to date), Legal Documents (Birth/Marriage Certificates, Wills, Passports, Contracts, etc), cash, credit cards, pre-paid phone cards, insurance policies, any other important family documents or photos.
  • Other items to go into a plastic bag: Personal care items such as toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner, soap, wipes, tissues, feminine hygiene products, razor, comb, brush, makeup and washrag.

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Here is a sample 72 hr. kit for a baby and/or toddler. Here we will cover their necessities as well as the things that will keep them calm and happy in the case of an emergency. For children, this is especially important. A favorite stuffed animal or book can help more than you would ever imagine in a time when disaster strikes and they are scared. Here are items for you baby or toddler 72 hr. kit.

  • Cloth AND disposable diapers
  • Wipes
  • Baby Powder- I recommend Redmond Clay as it has no talc and is natural
  • Clothes- For hot and cold weather
  • Extra socks and underwear
  • Bib and burp cloth
  • Lotion and soap
  • Books and a few little toys
  • Swaddling blankets
  • Homeopathic antibiotics, children’s cold medicine and any other needed medications
  • Baby food and formula
  • Pacifiers and Bottles
  • Kids snacks- We love Qwackers, Envirokidz bars, Ella’s Kitchen Squeezable Meals, Nogii Kids bars, Mrs. May’s crisp fruit and Surf Sweets gummies

IMG_5003So what items did I miss that are in your gluten free 72 hr. kit? I’d love to add your suggestions to this post. Thank you and good luck preparing for the future! ;) I wanted to leave you with some websites that are helpful for disaster preparation.

http://www.glutenfreeemergencykits.com/72-hour-gluten-free-emergency-kit/

http://www.bt.cdc.gov/

http://www.ready.gov/

http://beprepared.com/

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