By investing in a prep kit, people can be sure they have the necessary supplies. After a disaster, food and water could be compromised and people could be injured. Having the right equipment means that loved ones are always taken care of and that people can survive until help arrives. Being prepared means being equipped with the right supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster.
Store your supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you need to evacuate. Gather the supplies that appear in the list. You may need them if your family is confined to your home or evacuated. Having a NOAA weather radio in your preparedness kit will keep you informed of weather changes, evacuations, and other important emergency information.
If you want to stock up on calories without breaking the bank, food ration bars are easy to put into any emergency kit. The emergency supply kit must be robust and contain enough food, water, medicine and other consumables to last seven to ten days. Below is a list of basic items (based on a family of four who survive seven to ten days) that each emergency supply kit must include. Make sure your kit is ready long before a disaster strikes and check your supplies every three months.
When planning your emergency food supply, be sure to also include baby and pet food, if needed. When you put together an emergency kit, you and your family will have the basic survival items that are needed during an emergency. For an emergency supply kit in your car, you may still want to use a storage container, but it's also a good idea to include a backpack in case you need to grab the essentials from your kit and leave. An emergency preparedness kit is a first step in ensuring that families and businesses can sustain themselves in the event of disease outbreaks or natural disasters, such as severe winter storms, earthquakes, fires and floods.
All Nevadans must have some basic supplies on hand for a family to survive if an emergency occurs. Volunteer: Volunteer in your community as a member of the CERT (Citizen Emergency Response Team), firefighter, or emergency medical technician. While there's no way of knowing how long you'll need to survive on your own after a natural disaster or other emergency, planning for a minimum of three days of survival is a good place to start. Where you store the kits will depend on your lifestyle and the type of emergency you're planning.
An emergency kit for a young and single adult will look different from an emergency kit for a family with children or for an older couple. Since you don't know where you will be when an emergency occurs, prepare supplies for home, work, and cars.