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11/03/2019 / By Grace Olson
Recent disasters and rescue missions have shown that it takes longer for help to arrive. Preparing a 72-hour emergency kit may no longer be enough. To ensure that you and your family have enough supplies to last through the first couple of stages of an emergency, it’s best to pack kits that can last 96 hours or four days. (h/t to PrepSchoolDaily.Blogspot.com)
Here are some tips on packing a 96-hour emergency kit:
While there are emergency kits you can buy online, it’s best to prepare one yourself, so it can cater to you and your family’s specific needs. Here are the things you have to know:
In packing for an emergency, basic needs go first: food, water, fire, warmth, and shelter.
The first thing to do is to ensure safety. Get out of immediate danger and prepare a place you and your family can stay in.
You need these to navigate and do other tasks in the dark.
Drinkable water and water for other purposes are a top priority.
Food is tricky to stockpile because there are many options on the market. Here are some tips on which food to buy:
These items help maintain sanitation and prevent people from getting sick.
Once a person’s basic needs are addressed, you can now address the following needs:
Each person in the family should have items they can use to protect themselves. These include:
It’s highly probable that there won’t be any electricity after disaster strikes. However, you can still try and check if there’s a signal from other areas. This allows you to become aware of the overall situation and plan your next steps accordingly:
Documents serve as evidence of your and your family’s identities and properties. Make sure to place them in waterproof envelopes or bags.
It’s impossible to prepare for every scenario, but doing your homework and preparing for likely disasters in your area increases your chances of survival. Learn more about prepping supplies for any kind of emergency at Preparedness.news.
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