Preparedness Challenge: September Week 3

For our third preparedness challenge in September, we will add sturdy shoes, shirts, and pants to our 72-hour kitsAll of these may not fit in a backpack, so put them in another bag or tote near your kit. Find clothes at a thrift store to save money. Children’s ages and sizes change so update their kits. I’ve been thinking about the many fires and disasters going in our nation and the importance of being prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice. We need to be able to grab and go and not hunt for items during an evacuation. Just like you, I have work to do. 


Sturdy Shoes

  • Why sturdy? Consider the disasters that could happen in your area. Earthquake, fire, flood, tornado, etc. Disasters leave glass and debris behind. You can’t carry all of your children to protect them.
  • If you keep your kit in your coat closet, shoes should be kept there. If you store your kit under your bed, keep shoes there.
  • Choose something that will work in any season. Boots are a good choice, but running shoes are fine too.


  • Perhaps 2 short-sleeved and 2 long-sleeved shirts. Consider your climate.
  • Fabric matters. Cotton is always good.

  • Perhaps 2 pairs of denim or canvas pants. One pair could have a zipper at the knee so it can become shorts.
Like a firefighter, always have extra clothing ready. I hope you find clothes that work for you and your family this week.
Valerie Albrechtsen
The Food Storage Organizer

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