Is Your Disaster Kit Ready?

May I ask you something? Do you have a disaster kit? If not, you should work on it immediately. You never know when you will find yourself in a situation where you will be without electricity, internet or the ability to go to the store to buy what you need.

Food and water

Store at least one gallon of drinking water per person per day. Provide for supplies that last three to eight days, depending on the situation. In the event of a major weather event or other natural disaster, it may take a while for rescuers and supplies to reach your area.

The same applies to food. Stick to non-perishable food that you can eat without cooking or preparation. Protein bars, bread or crackers with peanut butter, nuts and canned food are all good choices. Don’t forget the utensils, including a manual can opener for your set.

Medical care and first aid

If you need prescription medication, you should stock up on as much as possible in advance. You do not want to risk running out of your medication. If you are putting together a basic emergency kit, include some first aid items so that you can treat minor pain if necessary. While you’re at it, throw in some wet wipes and some mouthwash. If you are able to clean up, you will feel much better.

Clothing and bedding

If you go out on the street or take shelter somewhere outside your home, it is important to have clothes and bedding to make it to your home by the time you return. Since many natural disasters can happen quite quickly, it is a wise idea to pack a small package of clothes in your emergency kit. Throw in a pair of underpants, pants and a few shirts and you’re ready to go. Remember that this is not your travel wardrobe. This is the emergency kit that you have in your bag “just in case”. It is also a good idea to add a small pillow, a sheet and a light blanket. Leave them in the car if the situation requires it.


Apart from food and water, communication in an emergency will be your main concern. You need to know what is going on and you will want to get in touch with your relatives. Start with mobile phones and chargers. They should be given high priority so that they become your last minute emergency. You may also want to have an emergency power supply or extra batteries for your phones in your equipment. Make sure they are also charged.

Don’t just rely on your smartphone. It is always a good idea to have a weather radio in your equipment along with some spare batteries. You should also carry a list of emergency contact information including addresses and phone numbers, as well as some old-fashioned maps. They will come in handy if the wireless system fails or your phone dies.

Miscellaneous accessories

Finally, we should talk about some other things that will prove useful. If you have a baby or pet, make sure you have enough supplies to keep them happy and healthy. Set up a supply of diapers, make sure you have a pet carrier and a leash, and don’t forget to provide food and water for everyone, including pets. If you are traveling or evacuating with a pet, look for places to bring your furry friends.

A small kit with some plastic bags, tarpaulins, tape, and a few basic tools is also useful if you need to repair a leak or a broken window. In short, be prepared and ready for anything.

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