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Emergency Kit Supplies
Emergency kits are easy to prepare and smaller items can be stored in a five gallon bucket or backpack for easy accessibility. Make a plan to check the contents on a regular basis.
- A flashlight, or other battery operated light, and fresh batteries should be in every kit. Store batteries separately until you are ready to use them.
- A battery operated radio to stay informed.
- A car charger for your cell phone or mobile device.
- Candles and matches. Candles are a safe light source if kept on a flat, non-flammable, stable surface.
- A first aid kit.
- Clothing—hats, gloves and extra layers will help keep you warm.
- Spare blankets or sleeping bags.
- Kindling and dry firewood if you have a fireplace or wood stove.
- Easy to prepare food items—canned food and a manual can opener, freeze-dried meals, and protein or breakfast bars are a good option.
- Gas camp stove or barbecue. Make sure to have extra fuel and NEVER use a camp stove or barbecue indoors!
- Entertainment—books, cards and board games will help pass the time.
- Medications. During a storm, road travel may not be possible for several days. Keep enough prescription and over-the-counter medications to get you through.
- Water. If you have a well, be sure to keep at least one gallon per person per day and if a storm is forecast fill the bathtub with water so bathroom facilities can still be used by pouring a bucket of water down the toilet.
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