I use to think having a 72 hour kit that included just food was the only emergency kit I needed. It wasn’t until I started preparing more (and stalking too many preparedness blogs :) that I realized there are emergency kits for EVERYTHING – even Fluffy the cat is supposed to have one!
The hardest part about putting together these kits are:
- Figuring out what to put in them!
- Putting them together!
- Keeping the kids from drinking all the juice boxes out of them!
I recently found out that Boltwell has solved each of these issues. For the past few hours I’ve been drooling over their amazing pre-made kits for everything – trying to figure out which ones I
want need ;)
Here are a few of their amazing emergency kits below, just a warning, you might start drooling too!
72-Hour Foundation Kit
Pet Kit (or for Fluffy)
Germie Warfare Kit
Tornado and Hurricane Kit
OTHER EMERGENCY KITS:
It doesn’t end there, they even have kits for the following…
- Grab & Go
The Kid Kit (ok, I added this one ;)
The only kit they forgot is the Kid Kit ;) I went ahead and helped them out and made one up for them!
Here is what I would put in it:
- I-Pad – Endless hours of free babysitting – perfect for emergencies!
- Solar Generator – So the I-pad battery would always stay charged.
- Duct Tape – Helps keep your kids where you left them ;)
- Cheetos – Kids love them – Ok, they’re actually for me!
- Glowsticks – To find kids at night!
What Emergency Kit Do You Need?
Everyone lives in different areas and faces different situations, so if you don’t have kids that enjoy starting fires in the backyard you might not need the fire kit. Or if you don’t own a “Fluffy the Cat” that likes to pee on beds, you might not need a Pet Kit. Anyways, figure out what emergency kits are most important and work on those first!
I really do like how Boltwell made it simple and made a kit for each natural disaster or scenario. It definitely takes the guess-work out of figuring out what you need.
You can always make emergency kits yourself, but if it’s been on your to-do list for over 5 years, you might just want to have them do it for you ;)
Anyways, I’m off to re-do my emergency kits, or maybe go find my hubbies credit card!
I’ve got your emergency kit for fluffy, there’s even a song about it. One of the lines go, ” There’s a cat in the kettle at the Pe-king-moon, ” Another line says,” “Garfield’s on my fork, Ya, there’s a hairball on my fork”. Sounds like a plan to me. Don’t get me wrong, I love animules. I love them fried, baked, broiled, but without a doubt, BBQ is best.
Jamie S. says
Hey, don’t talk about Fluffy like that ;)
Do you want a copy of the song? Be happy to send you an MP3.
Nichole @Or So She Says says
I love this post. I have been putting together the emergency prep stuff for my family and while I have long term food storage and supplies but 72 hr kits are so much harder for me. Small scale seems so much harder to me. These are great lists for the whole family. THANK YOU! Pinned!
a 72hr kit for me isn’t enough. I have no kids and I live in earthquake country. I also require daily medication along with my spouse and service animal. So it’s not just remembering about packing the basics of these kits offer, but what the kits don’t offer like medicines and systems that will help us stay alive during an emergency. I have your basic first aid kit, and I have one for the dog. I also have a months supply of medication. But it’s do you have enough food, water, electricity, heat, shelter, those necessities that we have become accustomed to that people will no longer be able to survive off of.
Jamie S. says
You are so right, you definitely need to customize emergency kits to fit your personal needs! No one can assume they can get a kit and it will have everything they need!
Allison K says
This is a site I found that has great kits (http://72hours.ca/) for those of us north of the USA
Allison K says
For cats and dogs, found this useful resource as most kits are made for dogs …. http://www.life472.com/My-Pets-the-Best–Emergency-Kits_c_64.html