How to Make Your Own Emergency Kit

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Emergency kits are definitely underrated, but their usefulness can’t be understated. You’ll definitely be glad you made one if an emergency ever does happen.  The first time I had to endure a blizzard in Providence I had no idea how to prepare. I rushed to get extra food and had nothing prepared for a power outage. To avoid my mistake here are some essentials to consider putting in your personal safety kit.

  1. Food- three day supply of non-perishable food
  2. Water-one gallon per person per day for three days
  3. Flashlight and extra batteries
  4. Candles and safety matches
  5. Can opener
  6. Extra cell phone battery or solar charger
  7. Whistle or something else that will allow you to signal for help
  8. Cleansing agent/soap and antibiotic towelettes
  9. Antibiotic and burn ointment
  10. Adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes
  11. Scissors and tweezers
  12. Copies of vital documents
  13. Cash

For more information, look at http://www.ready.gov/kit

What else do you have in your emergency kit? Share your tips with us!