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November 19, 2019

Everything You NEED on Your Emergency Kit Checklist

Disaster can strike at any time. That's why it’s extremely important to have a 72-hour emergency kit checklist. Knowing that your kit is fully stocked at all times will give you peace of mind.  Most items are inexpensive and easy to find. Once you get the basic items, it’s important to think about the unique needs that your family may have. For example, supplies for pets, children, and senior citizens.  

After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means you have enough food, water, and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours. Get prepared ahead of time and be sure to have these items in your emergency kit.

Emergency Kit Checklist

Emergency Kit Checklist: Basic Supplies 


    • Water -You will need one gallon of water per person, per day, for at least three days.  Water will be used for drinking and sanitation needs.

    • Food -You’ll need at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food, such as ready-to-go canned meats, fruits, and vegetables. In addition, you can include protein or fruit bars, peanut butter, canned juices, and dry cereal.

    • Manual can opener


    • Flashlight

    • First aid kit

    • Extra batteries

    • Whistle, to signal for help

    • Moist towelettes

    • Important documentation - For example, copies of insurance policies, emergency contacts, and ID cards. Keep them all in a waterproof bag just in case.

    • Emergency blanket

    • Maps of the area

  • Multi-purpose tool

 

Additional Emergency Kit Supplies


Now that we have the basic supplies covered, let's take it one step further. Does your family have any specific needs? For instance, supplies for infants or elderly family members. If so, consider adding some of the following items to your emergency kit.  Being well prepared can save lives. You never know when a weather-related disaster can happen.

Emergency Kit Supplies

    • Prescription medications

    • Non-prescription medications — pain relievers and antacids.

    • Eyeglasses

    • Infant formula, bottles, diapers, and wipes

    • Pet food and extra water

    • Cash

    • Matches

    • Change of clothes

    • Fire extinguisher

    • Personal hygiene items

    • Extra set of car keys and house keys

    • Books, games, puzzles for children

    • Paper and pencil

    • Paper cups, plates, plastic utensils


 

Where To Keep Emergency Kits



    • Home: Keep this 72-hour survival kit checklist in a designated place. And make sure that everyone in the family knows where it is.

    • Work: Be prepared to shelter at work. Keep another kit at your office/desk, because disaster can strike at any time.

    • Vehicle: In case you get stranded, keep an emergency kit in your car. 


 

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