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Your survival kit should include the following items:
Portable battery operated or hand-crank generator radio.
Battery powered flourescent or LED type lantern - Do not use gasoline or propane powered lanterns in your home or candles for emergency lighting.
Butane stove - Do not use charcoal grills, gasoline or propane powered stoves in your home.
First aid kit - Also consider taking a first aid course.
Non-perishable food for 5-7 days.
Non-electric can opener.
Containers of water - Minimum of one-gallon/person per day.
Sleeping bags/blankets/air mattresses.
Special medications and dietary foods.
Change of clothes.
Personal hygiene/sanitary supplies.
Important documents such as wills, insurance policies etc.
Photographs - Consider keeping important family photographs in a safe deposit box and make color copies for use or display at home.
Items should be stored in a container or containers that can be transported easily in case you need to evacuate your home. Sturdy plastic storage bins or wheeled ice chests are ideal for this. Visit www.READY.gov for more information.
|Last Reviewed: Friday, April 29, 2011|