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13 Necessities to Pack in Your Emergency Supply Kit



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FEMA recommends a standard emergency supply kit for general preparedness for any emergency. If you want to make your own, here's what to pack:

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Battery-Powered or Hand Crank Radio & NOAA Weather Radio with Tone Alert

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First Aid Kit

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Extra Batteries

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Whistle to Signal for Help

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Dust Mask

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Duct Tape & Plastic Sheeting

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Moist Towelettes

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Garbage Bags & Plastic Ties

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Wrench or Pliers

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Manual Can Opener

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Local Maps

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Cell Phone with Chargers & Backup Battery

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Additional Personal Items Items

If you have time, these additional items may be useful for your all-purpose preparedness kit:

  • Non-prescription medications such as pain relievers, anti-diarrhea medication, antacids or laxatives
  • Glasses and contact lens solution
  • Infant formula, bottles, diapers, wipes, diaper rash cream
  • Pet food and extra water for your pet
  • Cash or traveler's checks
  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records saved electronically or in a waterproof, portable container
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
  • Complete change of clothing appropriate for your climate and sturdy shoes
  • Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper to disinfect water
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates, paper towels and plastic utensils
  • Paper and pencil
  • Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children

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