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Emergency Supply Kits

Emergency supply kit list

Everyone should take precautions and prepare for natural disasters. These include fires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, even terrorist attacks.

All families should put together and emergency supply kit, and have some type of a plan for emergencies. Heads of households should do some research as to what natural disasters their area is prone to.

Look into what emergency response services are available to your neighborhood and city. Contact them for advice on how to plan and how well they are prepared to respond.

No matter what disaster happens, or has the potential to happen, a basic emergency supply kit should be maintained in every household.

This basic emergency supply kit should last at least three days for each household member. Below is a listing of just the basics for the kit. Make sure that you add items that are unique for your individual family situation. You could also have more than one emergency kit. Put one on each floor of your house, your car, and even your workplace.

Basic Items for Emergency Supply Kit

  • Maps for emergency routes.
  • One gallon of water for each person per day.
  • Non electric can opener.
  • Canned food for each person for three days.
  • Wet wipes.
  • Garbage bags for trash and personal waste.
  • Radio that runs on batteries or crank, and extra batteries.
  • Multiple flashlights with extra batteries.
  • First aid kit.
  • A whistle for emergency help signaling
  • Dust masks for each person.
  • Work gloves.
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilties.

Remember this is only the basic list!

Here are other items you may need:

  • Medications.
  • Baby food, diapers, baby items.
  • Pet supplies, pet food, water.
  • Copies of important documents like insurance policies.
  • Extra cash, small bills like ones, fives, and tens.
  • Blankets
  • Clothing for each family member.
  • Water purifier tablets or bleach.
  • Fire extinguisher.
  • A waterproof container with matches.
  • Feminine hygiene products.
  • Disposable eating utensils, including cups.
  • Something to write with and paper.
  • If you have kids, you need to pack activities for them.

You can normally get yourself 5 gallon plastic buckets at hardware stores to put this stuff in.

You also could get a large rubber trash can, fill it, and store it in your garage.

The best thing is to be well prepared for a disaster!