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Do you have a Bug-Out-Bag?

Create A Kit

After a crisis, you might have to live independently for a few days. Having enough food, water, and other resources on hand to last for many days is being prepared. A disaster supply kit is a collection of essential materials that your family might require in an emergency.

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Make sure you have everything on the list below in your emergency kit. You can print out a copy to bring with you to the store. After looking at the essentials, think about any special requirements your family may have, such as supplies for elderly or pets.

Kit of Basic Disaster Supplies

When assembling your kit, place all of the goods in airtight plastic bags and pack the whole thing into one or two easy-to-carry containers, like plastic bins or a duffel bag.

The following suggested things could be included in a basic emergency supply kit:

  1. Water (one gallon per person per day for several days, for drinking and sanitation)
  2. Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food)
  3. a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alarm, a battery-powered or hand-cranked radio
  4. Flashlight
  5. kit for first aid
  6. Battery backup
  7. Whistle (to signal for help)
  8. Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air)
  9. Use duct tape and plastic sheeting to stay put.
  10. Bags of trash, plastic ties, and moist towelettes (for personal sanitation)
  11. To switch off the utilities, use a wrench or pliers.
  12. Opens cans manually (for food)
  13. Local maps
  14. a mobile phone with chargers and a backup battery


Additional Supplies for Emergencies

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have advised people to include extra items in their kits since the spring of 2020 in order to assist stop the spread of the flu and other infections like the coronavirus.

Based on your particular demands, take into account including the following items in your emergency supply kit:

  1. Masks (for all people over the age of two), soap, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes for surfaces
  2. Medications on prescription
  3. Non-prescription drugs such antacids, laxatives, painkillers, and anti-diarrhea meds
  4. glasses with a prescription and contact lens solution
  5. Baby bottles, diapers, wipes, formula, and diaper rash cream
  6. Pet supplies like pet food and extra water
  7. Traveler's checks or cash
  8. Important family records preserved electronically or in a waterproof, transportable container, such as copies of insurance policies, identity documents, and bank account information
  9. a cozy blanket or sleeping bag for each individual
  10. a full change of clothes that are appropriate for the weather and sturdy shoes
  11. Extinguisher for fire
  12. a waterproof canister of matches
  13. Personal care products and feminine hygiene supplies
  14. Paper plates, cups, towels, and utensils are all included in mess kits.
  15. Pencil and paper
  16. Games, puzzles, and books

Maintaining Your Kit

After putting your kit together, don't forget to keep it up, so it's ready when you need it:

Food in cans should be kept in a cool, dry area.
Food in boxes should be kept in containers made of metal or plastic that are tightly closed.
As needed, replace products that have expired.
Every year, reevaluate your requirements and update your kit as necessary to meet your family's changing demands.

Where to Store Your Kit

Prepare supplies for your house, place of employment, and vehicles because you never know where you'll be when an emergency arises.

Home: Keep this kit in a certain location and have it prepared in case you need to swiftly leave your house. Ensure that everyone in the household is aware of where the kit is kept.
Work: Be ready to spend at least 24 hours indoors. Food, drink, other basics, such as medications, and suitable walking shoes should all be included in your work kit and kept in a "grab and go" container.
Automobile: Keep a kit of emergency supplies in your car in case you become stranded.

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