National Preparedness Month: Build a Kit
Do you have an up-to-date emergency kit? Many procrastinate getting one. But these emergency kits or Go Bags are essential in a disaster. If certain resources such as food, water, light, or shelter aren't available, the emergency bag will have what you need to survive.
Build Your Kit
Many of the items are relatively inexpensive and can be found at most stores. Items such as:
- Food & Water
- First Aid Kit
- Shelter (Tent, Sleeping bag, Blanket)
- Phone Chargers
For a complete list of essential emergency bag items, visit this link.
Include Additional Supplies
Think about your family and their needs. Do prescriptions need to be included? Pet supplies? Or baby diapers & formula?
These items will be unique to each family and their needs.
Maintain Your Kit
After you have your kit in place and ready to go, continue to update it with unexpired food and water, additional clothing, or other items as your needs change.
Don't Let Emergency Kits Overwhelm You
These kits can prove to be life saving when we need them. Take the time now to get them organized for your home, car, or workspace. You can build your own or buy a pre-packed one.
Here are some of our favorites!