Emergency Preparedness Kits (for up to 72 hours) - all packed into individual backpacks for each family member plus 1 wind-up radio for the family...I feel like we need these in North Alabama for tornado season!
Be prepared for the hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes and floods! What is needed to be prepared! From our past experience with Hurricane Ike, it is a known fact a well put together preparedness kit can mean survival or not to survive such a storm or natural disaster of any nature.
If you ever get stuck in a blackout without candles or a flashlight 30 minutes might be stretching it, but a regular sized crayon will easily burn for more than 15 minutes. The paraffin used in crayons is very flammable, but slow burning. Handy to know!