Having an emergency kit of supplies ready and on hand for an emergency is a good idea. Priorities would include the basics for survival: water, food, warmth. Here are some things to consider putting in your individual or family emergency kit:
Recommended Items To Include In A Basic Emergency Supply Kit:
Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation.
▪️Foods that require no refrigeration, cooking or little water.
▪️Battery-powered or hand-crank can opener
Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables
Protein or fruit bars
Dry cereal or granola
Dried fruit, nuts
▪️Non-perishable pasteurized milk
Radio, battery-powered or hand crank radio
Flashlight and extra batteries at home
▪️First aid kit:
-Latex, or other sterile gloves
Sterile dressings, Adhesive bandages
-Cleansing agent/soap and antibiotic towelettes
-Eye wash solution
▪️Prescription medications you take every day such as insulin, heart medicine and asthma inhalers. You should periodically rotate medicines to account for expiration dates.
▪️Prescribed medical supplies such as glucose and blood pressure monitoring equipment and supplies
▪️OTC medications: aspirin, non-aspirin pain reliever, laxative, anti-diarrheal, stomach-soother/antacid
Scissors, tweezers▪️Additional Items To Consider Adding To An Emergency Supply Kit:
-Prescription medications and glasses
-Infant formula and diapers
Pet food and extra water for your pet
-Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container
-Cash or traveler’s checks and change
Complete change of clothing including a long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes.
Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper. When diluted nine parts water to one part bleach, bleach can be used as a disinfectant. Or in an emergency, you can use it to treat water by using 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water.
Matches in a waterproof container
Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils, paper towels
-Paper and pens
Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children