In an emergency situation, you should be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours. This means having your own food, water, and other supplies necessary in order to survive. Basic services such as electricity, gas, water, and telephones may be cut off for days, a week, or longer. Your supplies kit should contain items to help you manage during these outages.
Remember to keep your supplies in an easy to carry kit such as suitcases, duffle bags or covered storage containers.that you may use at home or take with you in case you need to evacuate.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED:
non-perishable food, manual can opener, water (1 gallon/person/day), battery or hand crank radio, flashlight, extra batteries, wrench or pliers, medication, first aid kit, whistle, dust mask, local maps, battery/solar phone charger, personal toiletry items, pet food and supplies.
HAVE ENOUGH WATER
Tip: You need a gallon of water per person for three days.
Each family member needs enough food for three days. That could be as much as 15 cans of soup, 9 granola bars, and 21 tbsps of peanut butter.
Hint: Make sure it’s food your family will actually eat.
… AND PLENTY OF BATTERIES
You need a three day supply. Enough for your cellphone charger, radio and flashlight.
STORING YOUR KIT
Tip: Keep your kit in one or two easy to carry containers.
WHERE TO KEEP IT
Tip: Make sure it’s easily accessible in a cool, dry place such as your basement, garage, or closet.
CONGRATULATIONS, YOU HAVE A KIT!