Next Meeting: April 11, 2013. Disaster Preparedness: Building Your "Bug Out Bags"

Floods......Earthquakes.......Terrorist Attacks.....Wild Fires .....Explosions...Nuclear Attack ...Civil Unrest.....Are You Prepared? If Not...Why Not?

Do you have your 72 Hour Survival Bags (AKA "bug out bags") packed and ready in the event of a disaster? And...if you do....Got All the Essentials To Survive 72 Hours or More? Do You Have BOBs For all the Family Members? For Your Pets?
The topic of Part 4 of the Disaster Preparedness Series is "Assembling Emergency Bug Out Bags". Among the items covered:
Bug Out Bags (BOBs) - Different types and purposes of Kits for all ages - Wilderness Survival Kit (Escape/Evade) - Walk to close by shelter Kit - Walk to remote shelter Kit - Stay in Place Kit
Bug Home Bags (BHB) - Kits designed to get you home - kept in vehicles - kept in work place
Every Day Carry (EDC) - Compact Purse/Wallet/Small size Wilderness Survival kits - Daily Use Kits - Travel Kits (boat/plane/bus)
Bug Out Vehicles - Vehicles specifically used to get out of Dodge
The meeting will be held on April 11, 2013, in the Community Center of the Marina Public Library located at 190 Seaside Circle in Marina (behind the WalMart...and just off of Reservation Road...near the Hwy 1 exit). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the meeting starting at 6:00 p.m.
Come early and mix and mingle with others who share your concerns. Bring an appetizer to share...
The meeting is open to the public.
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FYI: There are a number of websites, blogs, and books available to help you prepare yourself and your family for surviving a disaster.
Among the sites is which has an interesting blog that addresses putting together your BOB while on a tight budget....Click on the following link to read: "Bug Out Bag" - The 7 Types of Gear You Must Have to Survive
A Bug Out Bag, (also called a BOB, Get Out of Dodge Bag, GOOD, or 72 Hour Bag) is usually designed to get you out of an emergency situation and allow you to survive self-contained for up to 3 days. A lot of people plan their Bug Out Bag to sustain them for much longer than that, but there is always a limit to what you can carry on your back and a 3 day target is a good place to start. Here are the 7 basic types of gear you will need for your Bug Out Bag: