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Portable 72 Hour Emergency Kits

Friday, October 14th, 2011

72 Hour Emergency Kit on WheelsTornadoes, floods, earthquakes, fires, hurricanes and all other manner of disasters usually hit without warning and can often knock you off your feet (literately and figuratively). One great way to be prepared, whether it is for your family or business, is to use a 72 hour kit.

Seventy-two hour kits are designed to provide you with everything you need to keep going for 72 hours. This includes food, medical support, shelter, hygiene and more. These kits have to be portable, which is why a backpack is often the most common packaging used. It is recommended to have these kits readily available and near an exit in the event that you have to leave your home or office building quickly.

Many of the kits you find out there are designed with one thing in mind, profit. They often try to cram in as many cheap things as possible to help drive down cost and increase profit. When it comes to a 72-hour kit, you don’t want to buy something that is seconds rate. The 72-hour kits offered at ABC Office are packed with high-quality food, sanitary gear, shelter products and more.

One of our most popular kits is our emergency kit on wheels. This kit is a backpack, but also includes a deployable handle and sits on wheels. This makes it easy to cart along a sidewalk, floor or road. If you don’t need the handle or wheels, simply retract the handle back into the back and throw the kit on your back. The American Red Cross, Greater Salt Lake Chapter, prefers our wheeled backpack kit. It includes supplies that cover all 10 areas of survival requirements.

72 Hour Emergency Kit ContentsSince over 114 items are included with the kit (found here), I will list off a few of my favorite items.

Food

  • Beef Jerky
  • Trail Mix
  • Oatmeal
  • Granola Bars
  • Noodle Soup

Personal Hygene

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Lotion
  • Razor
  • Tooth Brush

First Aid

  • Guaze Pack
  • Dressings
  • Gloves
  • Tweezers
  • Bandages

Basic Items

  • Flashlight
  • Poncho
  • Blanket
  • Hand Warmers
  • Compass
  • Whistle

You can see the entire list of included items by going here.

While I think something like this is ideal for any home, it is also good to have at work. Available kits include office emergency kits, adult kits and even kid / children 72 hour kits.  You can find our entire selection of 72-hour kits and office emergency kits here. You won’t be disappointed.

Is Your Office Prepared for an Earthquake?

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Office Emergency Preparedness KitIt seems like there is an earthquake, tornado or hurricane happening every week somewhere in the world. With natural disasters seemingly on the rise, the chances that one will hit during the day is almost as likely at night. For this reason, it is a good idea to have your office prepared for a natural disaster, such as an earthquake. At ABC Office, we offer emergency kits that can help you prepare for the worst.

Many of us spend at least 8 hours a day at the office, 5 days a week. In a full 40-hour week, that almost 25% of our time. While none of us like to think about it, you have a 1 in 4 chance of being at work when a disaster strikes. In the event of an earthquake, there are many things you need to have on hand.

To begin with, you need to have shelter, food and sanitary toiletries available. Our office emergency preparedness kits have everything you need to keep yourself in tip-top shape for at least 72 hours. We offer children’s emergency kits, single adult kits and group emergency kits for an office of 15-30 people.

Our office emergency kit includes 633 items that range from food to first aide kits. These are just a few of the items our office emergency kit includes:

Office Emergency Kit

  • Flashlights (w/ batteries)
  • Reflective vests
  • Whistles
  • Dust masks
  • Tube tent
  • Poncho
  • Blankets
  • Tissue
  • Beef jerky
  • Granola bars
  • Fruit rollups
  • Crackers
  • Hi C drinks
  • Trail mix
  • 400+ piece first aide kit.

You can view everything in our office emergency kit here.

Office Sanitation KitWe also offer a sanitation kit that is also extremely nice to have on hand in the office. This kit includes 32 items. This includes

Sanitation Kit

  • 5 gallon bucket
  • Toilet seat
  • 50’ nylon rope
  • clothes pins
  • Tarp
  • Trash can liners
  • Toilet tissue
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Soap
  • Chemical deodorant
  • Laundry soap
  • Vinyl gloves

You can view everything in our sanitation emergency kit here.

Be prepared. It’s the Boy Scout motto and it should be yours as well. At an affordable price, it is easy to keep your office prepared for the worst. We currently offer over 6 different emergency kits. You can view our entire selection of emergency 72 hour kits here.

We have years of experience working with office preparedness. Please feel free to speak with one of our emergency preparedness specialists by calling 1-800-658-8788.

Preparing a Disaster Kit for Your Office, School or Home

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Emergency / Disaster 72-Hour Kit (3 Days)With the recent earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster hitting Japan, many people have begun to reflect on what they can do to help prepare themselves for a disaster right here in the United States. It’s perhaps not the most pleasant train of thought, but it is still nevertheless very important. One of the best ways to be prepared is to have a emergency disaster kit (aka 72 hour kit) on hand. This isn’t only important at home, but also in the office.

Remember, many of us spend at least 8 hours a day in the office. Eight hours is 1/3 of they day. If a disaster hits, there is a 33% chance you may be at work. For this reason, it is important for offices, businesses, schools, churches and organizations to be equally prepared for a disaster.

Having the critical essentials on hand will make the stress and terror of a disaster much more tolerable. It may even save your life. Here are just a few of the essentials your school, office, church or even home will need:

Water – Water is the most critical element needed for human survival. You can’t survive longer than 3 days without it. In a disaster, especially a tsunami or earthquake, clean water is difficult to come by. Stagnant water quickly becomes infected with waterborne diseases. It is a good idea to have a water filter, bottled water or a pot w/ fire tools (for boiling) on hand. Water purification tablets are also good to have on hand.

It is a good idea to have a few liters of bottled water readily available at all times, preferably in a backpack for portability. If possible, it is good to have at least 2-4 liters of water available per day.

Clothing – It is a good idea to have a warm change of clothing on hand. If you can’t have a change of clothes on hand, it is a good idea to at least have a blanket (preferably wool), a jacket or an emergency blanket. Many people in Japan right now are suffering from bitter cold and snow. A change of underwear and socks are a must. A rain poncho or umbrella is also nice.

Sanitation Emergency KitSanitation – Being dirty and having a lack of bathroom facilities can cause both morale and health issues. Simple things like wet towelettes, alcohol prep pads, soap, tooth brush / paste, deodorant, shampoo, shaving cream / blades and feminine hygiene products can make all the difference in the world. A sanitation porta potty, or a shovel (latrine), can help significantly improve bathroom convenience and conditions.

Food – Water can only go so far. You will also need nutrients and solid food to help keep yourself healthy. This may include trail mix, canned foods (with opener), MREs (military ready to eat), oatmeal, crackers and raisins. It is also a good idea to keep a little candy on hand. It is a good idea to have at least a 3-day (72 hour) supply on hand.

First Aid – The chances of you or someone around you becoming injured in a disaster is pretty high. For this reason, it is a good idea to have a first aid kit on hand. What you include in that kit will depend on a lot of things, but it is always a good idea to at least have the following on hand:

  • Bandage Dressings
  • Band-Aids
  • Butterfly Bandages
  • Gauze Pads
  • Paper Tape Roll
  • Pain Killers
  • Burn Cream
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Vinyl Gloves
  • Antiseptic
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Safety Pins
  • Firs Aid Instructional Sheet

You can view an entire list of what you will want in your 72 hour emergency disaster kit here (PDF).

Other Tools & Items – It is also a good idea to have tools on hand that can help assist you with survival. An example of helpful tools include:

  • Flashlight (with batteries)
  • Camp Cup
  • Whistle
  • Pocket Knife
  • Paper Pad w/ Pencil
  • Garbage Bag
  • Baggies
  • Waterproof Matches
  • Compass

Following these suggestions should help you get on the right track to creating a solid 72 (3-day) emergency disaster kit. I recommend, if at all possible, keeping all these products in a backpack for added portability. You never know when you’ll have to pick up your kit and leave. Be prepared!

At ABC Office we offer a wide variety of emergency disaster kits found here. These kits include porta potty sanitation kits, portable backpack 72-hour kits, office preparedness kits and more.

Office Emergency 72 Hour Kits – Survival Packages

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Office Emergency 72 Hour KitsIs it truly possible to be prepared for an emergency situation or disaster? While being completely ready for a disaster may be impossible, it is possible to take proper precautions to make those disasters a little easier to cope with. One great way of being prepared for an emergency situation is to use a 72 hour kit, and this applies to the office as well.

Disastrous events such as floods, earthquakes, blizzards, tornados and other natural disasters are unpredictable. The chances of still being at the office when one of these events occurs are almost as likely as being at home.

At ABC Office, we offer a wide variety of emergency preparedness kits. Some kits are designed for a single individual where other kits are designed for a group of people.

Many of our kits include items such as first aid kits, food, personal hygiene, flashlights, matches, compasses and other items that may come in handy. All these items are designed to make an emergency as convenient as possible. These kits include bags and backpacks designed specifically for portability, convenience and mobility.

Office Porta Potty Sanitation KitWe even offer a sanitation porta potty kit (found here) that includes all the necessary toiletries needed when the office toilet is non-functional or you are in an area where one is not available.

We also offer an emergency office kit (found here) that includes enough food and supplies to support a group of as many as 30 employees. This is one of the more popular office emergency kits we offer.

You can find our entire selection of 72 hour and emergency kits here.

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