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What to Add to Your Emergency Kit?

Emergencies often strike with little to no warning. Having the right supplies ready to go when you or your family need it can be the key to survival. Our packs will help you get started on your preparedness journey but it is up to you to personalize it for your needs. Consider adding the following items based on your specific needs:

Medications: In the event of a natural disaster you may be unable to access your normal supply of medication. This may result from an inability to access your pharmacy or your medication being lost or damaged.

Going with-out medications can be just as life-threatening as the disaster itself. It is recommended to have several weeks of supply of medications in the event of an emergency. Some medications, mostly for chronic or life-threatening illnesses, are eligible for emergency refills in the case of emergencies. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist to determine if this may apply to you.

Glasses: You don’t want to be without one of your senses when trying to survive during a natural disaster. Make sure to keep an extra set of prescription glasses in your go-bag in case yours are damaged.

Baby Supplies: Have an infant, you young child? Make sure you prepare for them as well. We recommend adding vital child care supplies to your bag as well. This can include infant formula, bottles, diapers, and extra wipes.

Pet Supplies: Our pets are part of our family too. If you’re prepping for a pet, you’ll want to consider adding pet food, leashes, and extra water.

Feminine Care & Hygiene Supplies: Ladies out there, don’t get caught unprepared. Natural disasters don’t care about timing.

Change of Clothing: Keep an extra set of clothes on hand for a quick change when needed.

Cash: Even if they are still standing, it’s most likely no one will be operating banks or ATMs for weeks after a natural disaster. Having some cash on hand may prove handy in a pinch.

After you’ve personalized your kit make sure to maintain it! Most of the items in your emergency kit should have a long shelf life, but you’ll want to regularly check and keep track of expiration dates. Get rid and replace any expired items. And finally, update your kit as your needs evolve.