Packing an emergency kit

Emergency Preparedness Specialist Cari Butler shares advice for parents on how to pack a proper emergency kit for your family
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Packing an emergency kit

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It is an absolute luxury if you can have an emergency kit for your home and one for your car. I always suggest to my clients, if you can't do that, absolutely have an emergency kit in your car. I'm not talking about the ones that can fix a flat tire and have junk for cables. I'm talking about the emergency kit that has the food and the water, because emergencies can happen at any time. If you are with your car 99 percent of the time -- Let's say you are driving around in your car, you've got your emergency kit with you in your car, you are good to go. If your car is with you at home, it is parked out there on the street, there's an emergency; all you have to do is go to your car. My advice is to have one in your car for sure. If you can do both, I would absolutely have one in your home as well.

Emergency Preparedness Specialist Cari Butler shares advice for parents on how to pack a proper emergency kit for your family

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Cari Butler

Emergency Preparedness Specialist

Cari Butler is a Westside Los Angeles mom and native Californian whose interest in Emergency Preparedness began when her daughter started school and was required to have a personal emergency kit. That raised the question: "Why shouldn't everyone have an emergency kit?" Her concern led her to thoroughly research the subject and then create her own business. She now provides consultation services for families and businesses, as well as offering the Emergency Café line of kits.

Cari’s mission is to get everyone prepared, and she has been on that mission since 2005.  She has been a guest speaker at several conferences and schools. She was asked to participate in the 100th Anniversary Earthquake Conference in San Francisco. Her client list is a virtual who’s who in Hollywood.  

Cari’s website, emergencycafe.com was just awarded the 2009 Best Safety Site by Nickelodeon Parent Choice Awards.  Emergency Café backpacks were the “IT” gift this season in the Dancing with the Stars television show gifting suite.  She is also a contributing writer and blogger on many mommy sites including Hot Moms Club, Gurumommy, Twittermoms, City Mommy and Mommy Track’d. In addition she has been featured on several TV shows and has done numerous radio spots as well.  

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