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August 12, 2020
Being prepared for an emergency means having your own food, water and other supplies to last you for at least a few days. An emergency kit is a collection of basic household items you or your loved one might need in the event of an emergency.
We often don’t think about preparing for an emergency until it’s too late. By proactively creating an emergency kit, you are prepared in the event that there is an emergency.
Fortunately, most of the recommended items for an emergency kit are inexpensive and easy to find. Here are just six of the recommended items you should include in your emergency kit:
It’s also important that you take into consideration the different items that you might specifically need. For instance, make sure your emergency kit is prepared with an adequate amount of prescriptions, contacts/glasses, personal hygiene items and important family documents, such as insurance paperwork and bank account information.
Now that you’re familiar with the list of essential items you should include an emergency kit, you’re probably wondering how you can keep the kit safe until it’s needed. Here are a few tips on how to maintain the kit:
By following these simple precautions, you will be able to ensure you are prepared for almost any emergency that comes their way.
Another good practice to follow is to make more than one emergency kit and store them in different places. Since you are unable to predict when an emergency will occur, you should prepare supplies for your house, car and work location.
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