Did The Earth Move For You?
Posted 01 October 2011 - 08:38 AM
School fire drills having drummed into my unconscious that you don't take anything you just get out I am not convinced that I would instinctively grab the emergency bag but what do you have in yours?
Posted 01 October 2011 - 09:28 AM
Posted 01 October 2011 - 10:00 AM
A penknife and basic first aid kit, warm clothes, passport and cash. Chocolate or energy snacks, matches, torch and batteries. Basically I would imagine the same sort of kit you keep in the car boot.
The only thing as I say would be having the reflex to take it!
Posted 01 October 2011 - 11:06 AM
However, one of the things I read recently stuck in my head, it is to have recent photographs of the family in case one of them gets lost.
I'm going to keep our camping 'head-lights' by the front door (those torches attached to a strap for your head) because if it's in the night we'd be carrying the kids down 3 flights!
A radio, I've got a wind up radio/torch.
I guess a USB stick with copies of all paperwork on would be useful.
We've got a set of walkie talkies - might be useful.
Oh blimey don't get me started I'll be here all day - it's gonna need to fit in a rucksack - and I don't travel light!!
Posted 01 October 2011 - 12:30 PM
A whistle to signal for help in case I got trapped in the building on my way out and couldn't get a signal on my phone.
A blanket, a piece of polythene sheeting to either sit on or use for shelter if it was raining
Dust mask if I lived in a densely populated area because if there was a lot of damage there would be a lot of dust flying around.
Baby wipes to keep myself clean also mouthwash
Dog bowl and food for my dog for a couple of days
A camping plate, cup, knife fork and spoon.
Sturdy shoes near the front door.
Posted 01 October 2011 - 01:41 PM
Posted 01 October 2011 - 02:31 PM
Sue, my husband's aunty keeps all recent photographs in her purse just incase of emergency including mine I thought it was just to show people her family but she told me it was for emergencies aswell as showing around haha. xxx