25 Things You Need In An Emergency
It is impossible to predict when a disaster or emergency will happen but it does not mean that you cannot prepare for it. There are numerous items that should be included your emergency supply kit. Let’s make sure you prepare yourself for an emergency with this list of necessary items.
Have a minimum 3-day supply of these items:
- Water – one gallon per person, per day
- Food – nonperishable food that is easy to prepare
- Medications – pain relief, allergy relief, children’s medicine
Although these are basic essentials for any person, there are other items that must be included in your emergency supply kit in order to be well-prepared for a disaster. Read more to find out!
- First Aid Kit
- Multi-Function Tool – knife, screwdriver, fire starter, can opener etc.
- Signal Flares
- Can Opener
A first aid kit will contain much of the necessary items for cuts, burns, bruises, and wounds. Make sure you do not forget to include these items in your emergency supply kit.
Personal Care Necessities
- Toothpaste and Toothbrush
- Shoe Insoles
- Soap or Hand Sanitizer
- Bath Wipes
- Skin Moisturizer
- Sunscreen or Sun Block
You may have never thought of including personal care items in your supply kit but you can certainly feel more comfortable in an emergency situation if you have them.
- Portable Phone and Laptop Chargers
- Cell Phone
- USB Flash Drive
- External Hard Drive
These items have quickly become an everyday part of our lives. Many of us already have these items but do not realize how they can be helpful in an emergency. You can store important medical, legal, or work files on a USB flash drive or external hard drive to be accessible on a computer when yours is not around. You can even save family photos and videos to preserve your wonderful memories. Why carry a suitcase full of papers and photos when you can carry it all in your pocket?
Extra Emergency Supplies
- Important Documents (medical records, legal, etc.)
- House and Car Keys
- Pet Supplies
The basic necessities for a disaster can vary for each person. Always prepare a kit that is best tailored to you and your family’s needs. Extra supplies may be necessary depending on the situation.
Let us know what other items you would include in your emergency supply kit in the comments below!