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To be prepared.

I am going to spend this year preparing for every circumstance. As a father of six kids and especially having a child with food allergies, prepairedness is part of life. You always have to know where and what you will eat and it’s usually good to have snacks handy. Then there is the standard eppi pen and┬ábenadryl. And if you are potty training, that adds another layer of preparedness. But what about the things we don’t think will happen. What about the unthinkable. In the past I have purchased simple level one first aid kit for each car, but that really only prepairs you for splinters and “boo boos”. What I really need is a kit that has real emergency situation altering potential. We recently stopped carrying a stroller around everywhere we go, so I plan on using up a couple square feet of space in the back of the truck to put together a real preparedness kit.

Here is a rough list, as I am still working on it.

  • rope
  • level 2 first aid kit
  • jumper cables
  • flash light (large maglight LED)
  • whipes / toilet paper
  • cell phone charger
  • a wistle
  • mini tool kit (wrench and screwdriver)
  • fire extinguisher
  • blanket
  • matches / lighter
  • large bottle of water