|Bobble Barton is Red Cross Ready.|
We love the color coordination.
This September marks my fourth Preparedness Month with the Red Cross. (Eeeek!) One year we focused on the three basic steps to being prepared: Build a Kit, Make a Plan, Be Informed. Last year, we introduced 21 Weeks to Prepare, offering suggestions on building a fully stocked disaster kit. Something that 21 Weeks to Prepare strongly encouraged was customizing your disaster kit to fit your needs.
Some families have babies or small children; others have multiple pets that must be taken care of. Some take medication essential to their health or have a family member with special needs. These are all things to consider when planning for a disaster. To have a little fun, we’ve decided to take a look at how some people might customize their disaster kits, starting with our very own American Red Cross founder, Clara Barton.
Bobble Barton is a practical gal. She keeps things basic and light that way she doesn’t have to tote around a heavy bag while out in the field helping affected residents.
- beef jerky
- extra set of clothing
- First Aid Kit (just in case someone is injured)
- closed-toe work boots
- hair pins (because you can’t have your hair in your face while dressing wounds)
- pen and notebook (to take down names of people that have been separated from their families. We need to get her trained in Safe and Well.)
Just in case:
- rain boots
- wool socks
What else do you think Clara would have in her disaster kit? Post your suggestions in the comments below. Anyone who offers a suggestion will be entered to win a prize :)
Visit www.redcross.org/prepare for a complete list of tips on how to prepare your family today!