Thursday, March 31, 2011

How to Stock an Emergency Go Kit

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If you and your family are forced to evacuate quickly, you won’t have time gather supplies. With an emergency go kit, you can be ready to go out the door when a problem arises.

You Will Need

  • Food
  • Water
  • Essential items
  • Important documents
  • Sturdy case
How to Stock an Emergency Go Kit: Keep a supply of food and water

Step 1: Keep a supply of food and water

Keep a 3-day supply of water and easy-to-prepare, nonperishable food stocked in your go kit. Figure on 1 gallon of water per person per day.
Include a can opener if you have canned food.
How to Stock an Emergency Go Kit: Pack a first aid kit

Step 2: Pack a first aid kit

Pack a first-aid kit with your emergency supplies.
Include a spare pair of prescription glasses and a supply of any prescription medications you are taking.
How to Stock an Emergency Go Kit: Pack a flashlight

Step 3: Pack a flashlight

Be prepared for power outages and nighttime evacuations by packing a flashlight with extra batteries in the kit.
How to Stock an Emergency Go Kit: Carry a radio

Step 4: Carry a radio

Carry a battery-powered or hand-crank radio.
Get an NOAA weather radio to monitor weather conditions.
How to Stock an Emergency Go Kit: Have personal sanitation items

Step 5: Have personal sanitation items

Have moist towelettes and garbage bags in your kit for personal sanitation needs.
How to Stock an Emergency Go Kit: Stock personal items

Step 6: Stock personal items

Stock your kit with a whistle, dust masks, extra house and car keys, cash, blankets, sleeping bags, cell phone charges, and local maps.
How to Stock an Emergency Go Kit: Bring important documents

Step 7: Bring important documents

Pack copies of any important documents you might need, such as a medication list, medical information, the lease or deed to your home, passports, birth certificates, and insurance policies.
How to Stock an Emergency Go Kit: Use a good container

Step 8: Use a good container

Stay organized and protect your emergency supplies by keeping them in a sturdy container that is easy to carry like a suitcase with wheels, and you’ll be prepared for virtually any emergency.
Source: Howcast
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