Part of Emergency Preparedness: The Emergency Preparedness Checklist
In order to properly prepare for an emergency, be organized. Experts suggest you work from one or several emergency preparedness checklists. You might have one for developing a long term food storage program, one relating to important papers and documents to which you may need or want to have access, one for what to do and where to go in the event of any situation that forces you from your home, and so on. At the very least, these experts contend, you should use one to prepare an emergency preparedness kit that will help to maintain your well being for at least three days.
An emergency preparedness kit will help ensure your safety and the safety of your family. Purchase one that is ready made, adding to it only those things that will allow it to better meet your needs, or start from scratch. Making one is easy, inexpensive, and quick - in fact, you probably already have most of the items you need, and what you don't should be readily available from sources such as Storeitfoods.com..
As stated, your emergency preparedness kit should contain adequate supplies to keep you and your family self-sufficient in or away from your home for at least three days.
Assemble the supplies in an easy-to-carry container such as a backpack and store it in an easy to get to location. You may want one for each family member.