Have you ever been caught in an emergency situation without? It recently happened to us and I know every time something like this happens we say “Next time I’ll be prepared”, and then I forget to “get prepared”.
The best time to “get prepared” is right after the emergency situation is over. Write down the things you needed or wished you had and then get those things together.
Below you will find a list of 10 Must Have Items For Any Emergency.
10 Must Have Items For Any Emergency
There is nothing worse than sitting around in the dark when the power goes out. Get a set of these Slow Burning Emergency Candles. Place them in strategic locations around the house along with matches or a lighter, so when the lights go out you know where to find them.
2. Light part 2
Store those candles with these Stormproof Match Kit with Waterproof Case make sure to store in a waterproof container.
3. Weather Info
You need to know what is going on in the world while a storm is raging or disaster strikes. Your smartphones will keep you for a while but when the batteries die you should have an Emergency Hand Crank Radio.
Recharge via a hand crank or solar power, this radio can also charge your cell phone and act as a flashlight.
If you are at home, you may have water service or maybe you’ve stashed gallons of water. It’s always a good idea to keep at least a three-day supply of water for each family member.
If you don’t or are in your car or out camping you may need Emergency Water Packets. These packets have a 5 year shelf life and the size allows for easy storage.
5. First Aid
Do you know where your First Aid Kit is? If not, get a new one. Get 2 and stash one in your car.
A first aid kit is always a good idea to keep on hand and one of the first items you need for your survival kit. The following lists a few basic supplies you’ll need to keep in your first-aid kit.
- Elastic bandages
- Medicine dropper
- Moist towelettes
- Feminine supplies
- First aid book
- Non-prescription medications
- Pain relievers
6. First Aid For Your Car
If you have to travel make sure your car has all the supplies it needs in case of problems.
This Emergency Road Assistance Kit has you covered.
Also, throw a Seatbelt Cutter/Window Breaker Tool into your glove box.
7. Fire Elimination
Keep a couple of Kidde Multi Purpose Fire Extinguishers around the home.
8. Important Family Documents To Keep Safe
- Copies of insurance policies
- Bank account records
- Birth certificates
- Contact information
9. Additional Supplies You May Need
- Duct tape
- Infant formula
- Warm blanket
- Airtight plastic bags
- Contact lenses
- Garbage bags
- Toilet paper
- Plastic ties
- Sturdy shoes
- Paper cups
- Cell phone
- Extra batteries
- Plastic sheeting
- Duffel bag
If you have access to your phone or tablet in the event of an emergency there are some apps you should have loaded. First Aid by American Red Cross is free and highly rated.
Install and load your info into ICE: In Case of Emergency
Don’t make it hard to track down your family and friends in case of an emergency – keep all your info in 1 convenient place and put the app on your home screen.
Hopefully you never need any of this, but follow the scout motto and Be Prepared!
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