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Dec 01, 2018

Help with Packing an Emergency Kit

There are a lot of great reasons to have an emergency kit on hand, but the most important one is that you never know when you are going to need it. Being prepared in the event of a disaster can sometimes mean the difference between life or death. There are many easy steps that you can take to help you and your family be ready for anything that comes your way, and here is a list of things that experts say to have ready at all times:

Water- One Gallon per person, per day for 3 days
Food- 3 days worth of nonperishable food
First aid kit
Flashlight
Radio
Duct tape
Cell phone with charger
Multi-Purpose Tool
Sanitation and person hygiene items
Medications (7 day supply)
Emergency Blanket
Copies of personal documents
Extra cash
Local maps of the area
Matches in a waterproof container
Mess kits
Extra, hardy, change of clothes
Rain gear
Towels
Work Gloves
Whistle
Tarp
Can opener
Extra set of car keys and house keys
Household bleach
Supplies for pets, babies or senior citizens if that applies to your family.

The most important aspect of having an emergency kit is having easy access to it. There are different emergency kits that you can pack for your home, work or car. You could even have one stored in a separate place, like a storage unit, in case you can get to your emergency kit stored at your house. Make sure to have it stored in a cool, dry place so the food and water last. You will be glad that you were prepared when things go south, and it will give you a peace of mind knowing that you and your family will be ready. Have a safe and fun Holiday Season!

This list is compiled from both The Red Cross and Ready. Gov

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