The kit, as described, is a barely adequate 36 hour kit, for four people.
OK for 36 hours in america all you really need is water.
Most individuals can fast for 36 hours.
In addition a can of tuna or a can of soup needs nothing beyond
an opener and a fork or spoon to become food. If you are hungry it is just fine. If it is
not fine you are not hungry...
It gets different if you are hiking or digging through rubble.
Shelter could be high on the list for many...
A blue tarp is inexpensive.
Trash and sanitation need attention...
The superdome and katrina would have been less evil if
there were buckets on ropes and ways to just flush the crud over the
side. Sadly too many had no clue about sanitation and EXPECTED
others to clean up. This responsibility issue and an exclusion zone where
only trained first responders can play is also a disaster in and of itself.
Reach and scope of the disaster can be overlooked.
A katrina wrecks an astounding area in some cases permanently.
Politics imposes limits on rebuilding which gets manipulated
A tornado totally wrecks a narrow band that can often
be accessed by first responders in half a mile left/ right of the
A quake is a regional disaster... small medium large...
One lady in Napa was interviewed -- she had wine but ALL the wine
glasses in her home had been broken. This points out the fragile
chain of needs and reminds one about a king and his horse.
The area of the Napa quake is modest and lightly populated ....
other areas.. 50 miles south would be shit to pay disaster.
Economic resources of the area come to play.
Does the population live paycheck to paycheck (Katrina)
or is the population flush with a credit card that would
let them move to another state and a work from home
like Google and FB engineers.
So a blue tarp, water and some cans of tuna and
the first 48 hours are covered for some... More than
48 hours and it gets nasty because restoration of services
that takes longer than 36 hours quickly becomes a week