What to Keep in Your Emergency Preparedness Kit

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After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emer...See More

 
First Aid Kit
This bag includes scissors, bandages, gauze, insurance cards, cut and rash creams, antiseptic cream, antihistamine tablets, cough syrup, alcohol towels, eye drops and distilled water.
 
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Whistle
Perhaps the most important tool in an emergency situation is the whistle, as this will help rescue teams find you.

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Backpack
It is important that each member of your family has their own backpack. Each backpack should include everything that is mentioned on this list. Seniors, babies and pets must have their own backpack. If you have a pet, prepare a backpack with food and toys. 
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Plastic Poncho
The poncho will keep you dry and protect you from rain. Also have a change of thermal clothing.
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Safety Goggles
These lenses are used for protecting your eyes from dust and other hazards.
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Water
One gallon of water per person is recommended, so that you have water for at least 3 to 5 days.
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Chargers
Be sure to pack one or two chargers for your phone, as well as portable chargers that can be pre-charged and ready to use while on the go.
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Canned food
All food you keep must be food that is not perishable. Do not forget to include a can opener.
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Flashlights
It is important to have a flashlight in your emergency backpack, but also in every room of your home, given that a natural disaster can occur at any time. Make sure you have enough batteries.
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Radio AM/FM
It is important to have a self-charging radio and to have batteries for it. You can buy a radio combo, which includes flashlight, radio and phone charger.
 
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Gloves, Goggles, Mask
These elements are necessary to close the gas supply in your home.
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Medication
If you have a medical history, include a list of your medicines and have enough doses for one week.
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Money
Keep cash in your bag. In case of a major emergency, there will be no access to banks or ATMs.
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