General August 11, 2021

Basic Emergency Supply Kit

All of us should have a Emergency Supply Kit; know where it is just in case you need. It putting one together when you need it is not a good idea.  Being prepared for an emergency will save time and allow you and your family to quickly do the things you need to do to be safe.

According to FEMA they suggest the following:

  • Water and non-perishable food for several days
  • Extra cell phone battery or charger
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio that can receive NOAA Weather Radio tone alerts and 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
  • Non-sparking wrench or pliers to turn off utilities Can opener (if kit contains canned food)
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Also consider some of these items that may be applicable to your needs:

  • Prescription medications and glasses
  • Infant formula and diapers
  • Pet food, water and supplies for your pet
  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a portable waterproof container
  • Cash and change
  • Emergency reference material such as a first aid book or information from
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person. (Consider additional bedding if you live in a cold-weather climate).
  • Complete change of clothing including a long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes. (Consider additional clothing if you live in a cold-weather climate).
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Feminine supplies, personal hygiene items and hand sanitizer
  • Mess kits, Paper cups, plates and disposable utensils, paper towels
  • Paper and pencil
  • Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children