In an Emergency: Expect the Best. Prepare for the Worst.
An emergency kit is something that can come in handy at the most unexpected times. The goal is to be over prepared rather than under prepared. Now, you don’t need to have your underground bunker ready for some crazy disaster, but just some items to avoid any unnecessary panic. These are just a few things that you should have in your home at all times.
Food/Water: The basic rule of thumb is to have enough food and water to last you 3 days. A gallon of water per person per day is a good amount to go by for drinking and sanitation. When thinking about food make sure you use non-perishable items. Make it a point to check expiration dates of your food every once in a while and keep your stash updated!
Batteries: Make sure you have a variety of sizes to accommodate all of your devices.
Radio: If power is out (for a substantial amount of time), you won’t be able to watch television to catch up on the news so a radio will now become your main source of updates.
Flashlight: This is crucial if any power were to go out.
Candles/Lighters: Adds light without using all of your battery power if the electricity goes out.
Tool Box: This is will come in handy if you need to turn off utilities.
First Aid Kit: Make sure your first aid kit is updated every once in a while with any medication that you require!
Moist Towelettes: These will be used for sanitation purposes.
This is a very basic emergency kit that can be put together very easily and could come in handy if something were to go wrong, whether it’s a large storm or natural disaster. It’s better to be prepared rather than frazzled if something happens! Go put together your emergency kit and create a plan!