Emergency kit for the home

This can go into a plastic tub or waterproof duffel
Updated 03feb14
Power outages, fires, floods, earthquakes, wind, and storms can damage your home or interrupt utilities, phones, stores, ATMs, and travel. These things occur when you are least prepared. This is an inexpensive common sense preparation document.
The large disaster relief organizations can provide basic relief for a lot of people, but need a few days to get set up. Wise people are prepared to handle problems on their own for a week.
Don't buy any survival kits or anything you are not familiar with. After the power goes out is not the time to try something out. Don't waste your money buying "special survival food". It will probably get old before you need it. Just keep your regular canned goods supplied.
This is not a complete guide to preparation; it is only to give you a starting place. Experience, training and special equipment provides better preparation. And nothing is better than common sense (which doesn't seem to be very common).
Copyright 2005-2014 Ken Young (http://www.DinoDudes.com). All rights reserved.
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Suggested emergency kit contents

You will also need things that are not on this list.
It is amazing what you can make out of duct tape, hanger wire, aluminum foil, and plastic sheets.

See also

Where to buy stuff Disaster Readiness
72-hour kits Stuff for the car
NBCS kit Zip kit

This information was downloaded from http://www.FamilyReady.org