Are you prepared for an emergency? Here are the most used and needed items you need in case of an emergency.
I am sure there are many more ideas, but these are important ones that everyone should think about in case they are evacuated or lose power. Hopefully you may never have to use this list but it is always best to be safe.
By Gem from VA
Great ideas. Thanks for sharing.
I especially like the marker idea. Having read many emergency/evac lists (I live in a retirement community and pass on info to others) I had not seen this onebefore. Thanks!
Great list! A couple of items I have in mine. I double bag paperwork, meds and clothing in ziploc bags not just to keep them dry but also because those bags may come in handy. I also store extras in my first aid kit too.
The other thing I store extra is salt and sugar. I was told years ago by the president of Associated Grocers that those would be worth more than cash in a real disaster. We need salt in our food and most of us have a sweet tooth. Both have a forever storage life too. I bag mine up salt in snack size bags and sugar in quart size. Easier to do now than when I want to use it as cash.
And speaking of meds...I used my empty med bottles to store some cash, some waterproof matches and other items I can't remember right now.
I may need those little bottles in that future disaster.
O and I do so like the idea of the permanent marker too.
Thanks Great Information!
Great to know this list to be prepared. One more important item to grab is your Eyeglasses. My husband is legally blind without his glasses & contacts, therefore, his glasses are essential to any emergency list. Also Contacts, Contact Cases & Contact/Saline Solutions.
I found some great backpacks at a yard sale for a couple dollars to use for individual emergency kits. The lists for kits can be found on Redcross.com and Ready.gov along with other sites. For items to complete your kit, check out Dollar Tree, or similar stores. The small investment is amazing! My kit is complete, but as I find items that would be handy to have and/or barter with, I include those for tiny $.
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