Doing a 3-Day Disaster Preparedness Kit From a Mother’s Perspective

A six minute video came to my attention which I think will be of particular interest to women. Concern over earthquakes prompted two Seattle mothers–Dr Wendy Sue Swanson and Dr Suzan Mazor—to make a 3-day disaster kit for the family, and they have fun doing it.

It’s good basic info, especially if you’re a busy mom and haven’t yet purchased or put together a 3-day survival kit. For example, the women recommend shopping for food your family will eat. While at the grocery store, look for canned or other foods that won’t expire for 2-3 years.

They say to get the kit you want which will give you three days of supplies for everyone in your family, then augment it with other supplies you know you’ll need. They bought tools to augment a Red Cross kit. They advise learning how to shut off the gas to your home.

The ladies discuss keeping your kit and any money stashed set aside for emergencies only. Don’t steal from it. That goes for any cash you set aside with your survival supplies.

By the way, I suggest any woman who holds back $300 in cash had better tell her husband about it, and they need to mutually agree not to touch the money.

Of course, kit or not, it’s always a good idea to have an emergency fund of $500-$1,000 set aside for emergencies only.

One thing is quite evident from the video. Putting together a survival kit and making disaster plans doesn’t have to be done alone. Team up with a trusted friend and make it an enjoyable experience.

Watch the video below on doing a 3-Day Disaster Kit from a Mother’s perspective.



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Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.