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"If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear"

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72-Hour Kits–November 2015

Month Five

mapThis month’s purchases:

Read about the use of betadine as a water disinfectant here.

In these kits we use betadine as a pre-treatment (3 drops per 20 oz. bottle) for the Berkey Sport bottles.  The betadine kills bacteria (making it a good first aid item as well) and keeps your bottle cleaner and the filter removes the iodine taste.

Also, see the November 2013 article on Emergency and Disaster Response to learn how to assemble your “neck safe”!

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72-Hour Kits–September 2015

Month Three

soft side first aidThis month’s purchases:

  • 1 First Aid Kit–$10-20 Walmart, etc
  • Add any essential medications you take


*Some supplies and medications will need to be rotated.  Write the “use by” dates on your calendar so they won’t be wasted or useless when you need them.

*Hard-sided kits may do a good job of protecting items, but are bulky and heavy.  You may wish to switch to a soft container for your backpack kits.

*Consider adding: Benadryl (bites, stings, allergies, poison oak, sleep), painkillers, diarrhea medication, pediatric medicines if you have kids, liquid bandage, disposable gloves, and a cold pack.  For Brother Harmon’s list, go to: First Aid Checklist