Earthquake, fire, tsunami, flood, typhoon or even a terrorist attack. We all need to be prepared from all these unpredictable circumstances. These gruelling events are in fact something that we cannot control, its written, all we can do is be prepared for any of these events.
Its was 2 years ago when I attended a certification from Safety Organization of the Philippines (SOFI), a training for Basic Occupational Safety and Health. The talks about The Big One was already highlighted even before everyone was talking about it. The recent moving of the Earth plates are experienced around the country in numerous instances. I myself experienced the shake twice in 2 months.
When you are living with toddlers, it is almost obligatory to have an emergency plan prepared. Prayer is top on our list. We also have an emergency kit stored at the back of the main door, just in case anything happens. I suggest that everyone should have one in every household. Its better to be prepared than sorry.
Here is the emergency kit we contiously build and keep adding little things from time to time.
- Flashlight or torch
- Paracord with flint
- Portable knife
For all battery operated gadget such flashlight, transistor radio. Batteries should be inside the gadget, just make sure its depolarised so the batteries will not get flat.
- Instant noodles
- Instant coffee
- Canned goods (ginamit ko muna, pinangalmusal namin 🙂 )
Make sure the food and water are not expired. Yes, bottled water expires.
Activity pack for kids.
- Activity book
- Coloring book
Photocopy of important documents
- Birth certificates of all the members of the family
I keep these documents in a zipper bag.
You’ll never know when there is a need to rappel. Char!
- Plastic Raincoat or ponchos
This can serve as a mat if in case of evacuation or as a protective gear from rain.
First aid kit
- Gauze pad
- Tourniquet band
- Medical plasters/ band aid
- Surgical gloves
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Surgical tape
- Scissors (to add) ginamit ko din muna.
- Oral salts
- Maintenance medicines
Portable solar charger
Candles and lighter
Emergency contact numbers from your city.
There are still a lot to add to my list.
- Heat blanket
- Reflectorize jackets
- Portable spoons, plates and cups
Or if you can suggest what we can add to the emergency bag feel free to comment below.
It is still powerful to pray for guidance and protection from Him.
Be safe, be aware, be educated and be in the know.