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Keep the following supplies in your emergency survival kit, and you will be prepared for any adverse situation!
Have these items prepared in survival bags—portable bags, such as duffels or backpacks, that are used solely for holding emergency supplies. Store survival bags in an easily accessible place. If evacuation is necessary, be sure to follow the directions of local authorities.
Food and Water for Emergencies
You should have a three-day supply of non-perishable food, including ready-to-eat canned goods. Try to choose high energy foods, such as granola, dried fruit, nuts, protein bars, and jerky. Avoid overly salty foods, like chips and pretzels, as they will make you thirsty.
Be sure to have a manual can opener on hand, as well as eating utensils.
Prepare for any special dietary needs of your family.
It’s also possible to buy freeze-dried foods or meal kits in bulk, which are specially made and packaged for use in emergency situations.
Review your food supplies occasionally and eliminate anything that has exceeded its “use by” date.
Keep on hand a three-day supply of water. You should have one gallon of water for each person, per day. To ensure safe drinking water, it is recommended to buy commercially bottled water.
Health and Safety Supplies
First Aid Kit, including non-prescription medication and antibacterial gel.
Be sure to stock extra prescription medication and any other special medical or sanitary needs, such as extra diapers and formula for babies.
Tissues, paper towels, and toilet paper can also come in handy.