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Children add a whole other layer of complexity when it comes to building an emergency kit. What you put in your child’s 3-day emergency kit is going to depend largely on their age. For example, a two- or three-year-old can’t carry a lot of food in their tiny backpack. However, they would be able to handle a package of extra wipes, a small water bottle, some granola bars, and a coloring book and crayons.

Imagine you’re at work, many kilometres from your home. There’s been torrential rainfall throughout the day, and many of the roads you take to get home are now underwater. Local officials are advising people to stay off the roads and take shelter until the flooding goes down.

When it comes to organizing food for your 3-day emergency kit, choose foods that are nonperishable, easy to pack, and require little, if any, time to cook. You want to avoid salty foods whenever possible, as they can contribute to dehydration, especially if you’re trying to conserve water.

If you are like most people, we haven't a clue where to start. In this short article we give you some basic guidelines about the basic items you should include in your 3-day kit. Its not exaustive, and you should take into account your specific family members requirements. But we believe you can use it as a starting point.

Portugal has during the past month been confronted with major fires. These fires has resulted not only in many people dying, but also in many families having to leave their homes at very short notice. What we have realised is that in these cases, family members where caught totally unprepared for this situation. So we decided to write a series of articles as guidelines.


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