Emergency Kit

An emergency kit is assembled so that in a time of emergency you are prepared ahead of time. It is possible that you will need to survive on your own after an emergency and this kit should have all of the basic yet essential items you will need for at least 72 hours. Your kit should contain food and water, items in case there is a power shortage, and other items such as personal hygiene supplies and copies of important documents. Below is an example of what an ideal emergency kit should contain.
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1. Medications and other essential personal items: be sure to refill medications before they expire; keep a list of the medications each member of your family takes, why they take them, and their dosages
10. Copies of your important documents in a waterproof and portable container (Insurance cards, photo ID’s, proof of address, copies of prescriptions, etc.)
2. Recreational items
11. Flashlight and extra batteries
3. At least $50 to $100 cash in small denominations
12. External hard drive or a jump drive 
4. A phone that can be hooked into a phone jack and doesn’t need electricity
13. Light sticks
5. Weather radio/portable radio with extra batteries
14. Rain ponchos
6. Have a plan for your pet and don’t forget essentials such as food, water dish, and medications
15. First-aid kit
7. A portable water container
16. Personal hygiene items (such as tooth brush, tooth paste, shampoo, soap, sanitary items, etc.)
8. A blanket for each person and a change of clothes
17. Bottled water and non-perishable food such as energy or granola bars (enough for each person, 72 hour supply)
9. Tools: wrench, pliers, screwdrivers, can opener, duct tape and matches
18. A bag or container that is large enough to store all items for a 3-day supply