HomesCool’s Emergency Kit

Just go ahead and do it.  Go ahead and put it together.  We need to take heed of the call of News and  Disaster Agencies including Red Cross to make our own’s family’s Emergency Kit. Some may call it “Lifeline Kit” or “Disaster Bag”.

You can turn this “preparation” into a HomesCool learning session.  Our students need to know  the reasons behind this “Emergency Kit”.   We should be a bit more considerate and wary in discussing “disasters” to little children so we do not create unnecessary stress and fear.

The following can be part of our discussion:

  1. Typhoons
  2. Floods
  3. Earthquakes
  4. Fires
  5. Bomb Explosion
  6. Stampedes

We should explain these situations (the science behind these, the causes, the effects, etc) to our children  and clearly communicate the family’s guidelines on what to do. Of course, we hope and pray that we will never find ourselves in these situations and that we would have no need of using our prepared “emergency bags”  but then it is much better to be prepared than finding ourselves in situations where we wish we should have prepared. Remember Ben Franklin’s famous line, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

I checked a few suggested lists online.  Please click on the highlighted link to go the actual online site.

1. CNN Philippines Emergency Kit

2. Philippine Red Cross Lifeline Kit

This is what you will see from the Philippine Red Cross:

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The following are screenshots of the list put together by the Philippine Red Cross:

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These are the items that we put together.  For the toiletries, we made use of the many mini toiletries giveaways from hotels (toothbrushes/toothpaste, shampoo and soaps)  We still have to include a few clothes, writing tools/paper, snacks and identification labels with contact details.   Family season will play a big part on the contents of ones emergency kits. Infants and toddlers will need their milk, diapers and baby food. Experts suggest including some toys and forms of entertainment like cards or carry-on games for the kids. If you have helpers living with you, you need to also prepare enough to include their needs.

 

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Can you see somethings that are not supposed to be in this bag?
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These bags must be placed in areas of easy accessibility like the garage or near the main door. Regularly check the bags to protect the perishables from expiring.

Again, remember Ben Franklin’s advise!  Let’s do it!

 

Proverbs 6:6-7 Go to the ant, O sluggard,
Observe her ways and be wise,  Which, having no chief,
Officer or ruler, Prepares her food in the summer
And gathers her provision in the harvest.