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Buy 72 Hr. Emer. Backpacks from the PNA


Rick Eilers, Emergency Preparedness Chair and former PNA Chairperson, at chestnuts@q.com or 503-757-7572


In an effort to help ALL our neighbors (not limited to those living in the PNA) prepare in the event of a 72 hour emergency the PNA is selling Back Packs for Emergency Kit Supplies for $30 each *. 100% of the proceeds goes towards purchasing additional backpacks and supplies for continued sale to our neighbors.

To purchase please contact Rick Eilers, Emergency Preparedness Chair and former PNA Chairperson, at chestnuts@q.com or 503-757-7572. Please make checks payable to the Palisades Neighborhood Association.

* The PNA has supplemented each backpack with:
(3) 8.45 fl. oz. Aqua Blox purified water, 5 year shelf life
(1) box of waterproof matches
(1) emergency poncho
(1) whistle
(1) mini first aid kit
(1) Mylar blanket
Click here for details of the backpack itself.

Below is a list from the American Red Cross of suggested items to complete your 72 hour Emergency Backpack.  Some of these items are already included in the $30 backpacks (see list above).  For more information please contact Rick Eilers (Emergency Preparedness Chair and 2012-2013 PNA Chairperson, at chestnuts@q.com or 503-757-7572)  or the American Red Cross.


  • 1 Flashlight (batteries included)
  • 1 Water-resistant radio (3 AA batteries included)
  • 1 Emergency blanket
  • 2 Food bars, 4,800 calories total (ingredients include wheat flour, vegetable shortening, granulated sugar, salt, water and coconut flavoring)
  • Work Gloves, 1 pair
  • 3 12-Hour light sticks
  • 6 Moist towelettes
  • 1 N-95 breathing mask
  • Plastic sheeting, 10′ x 10′
  • 1 Rain poncho
  • 1 Roll of duct tape
  • Emergency water (2 quarts)
  • 1 Water container (holds 2.5 gallons)
  • 1 Whistle
  • 1 Personal first aid kit, including an assortment of bandages, gauze and ointments
  • 1 Personal hygiene comfort kit, including shampoo, body wash, wash cloth, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb and deodorant
  • 1 First Aid and Emergency Preparedness Guide
  • Backpack with extra storage for medications and important documents

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