Monday, August 17, 2009

Emergency Kits!

Don't forget! There are all sizes, types, costs...and it's easy!!!

If you want to put your own emergency kit together, here is a list of items. If you are too busy and/or lazy like me, go online and buy one. The cost ends up being about the same, they are very compact, have a greater lifespan for the water, etc. and come in the mail - no fuss, no muss.

Basic supplies:
• food, water, clean air, and life-sustaining items (meds) that you require.
• Water - one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
• Food - at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food adn a can opener if needed
• Batter-powered or hand crank radio (maybe a NOAA Weather radio) extra batteries
• Flashlight and extra batteries
• First aid kit
• Whistle to signal for help
• Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
• Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
• Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
• Local maps
• Pet food, extra water and supplies for your pet or service animal

Beyond the basics:

• Medications, eyeglasses, hearing aids, etc.
• Important documents
• matches, blankets, change of clothes
• contact information
• money

Being prepared in advance makes sense!


Hailey said...

A great list to start with. Thanks for the help.

Jennifer Bailey said...

Thanks Hailey. Today's post is about other small steps we can take to be prepared.