Following the devastation from Haiti's earthquake last year, I wrote about earthquake preparedness. Since the major quake in Japan a few days ago, I thought it would be a good refresher to post about the 72-hour kit again.
A 72-Hour Kit contains everything you may need in case a major disaster hits your neck of the woods. The kit is good for 3 days, and is comprised of everything from non-perishable food items and fresh water for everyone in your home (including your furry family members) to toiletry items (which also includes diapers and wipes if you have children using them) to first aid and tools to use when making repairs.
I highly recommend checking out more information on a 72-Hour Kit and how to put one together. I put one together last year and was surprised at how easy it was to create. It does cost a little bit of money but is a great investment for insurance that you and your family will be okay if a disaster does occur in your town. We put our kit in a large Rubbermaid garbage bin easily accessible in our garage.