This guide walks you through the basic items so you can build a kit yourself--mostly with items you’ll find around your home. At the end there are further resources to dive into your planning efforts.
One gallon, per person, per day for three days
Keep in air-tight, plastic containers that are easy to access
Three-day supply of non-perishable foods
Camping Cooks has a great emergency food guide for Eating and Cooking When the Power Goes Out
Don’t forget food for your pets
In an emergency, you or a family member may be injured. An adequate First Aid kit can keep a minor injury from turning major. You may want to take a basic first aid class though the Red Cross or online through the National Safety Council.
Basic First Aid Items in Your Kit:
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