Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours. An emergency supplies kit is a collection of basic items you or your household may need in the event of an emergency.
To assemble your kit store items in several airtight plastic bags and put your entire emergency supplies kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers. We recommend a backpack, duffel bag, or plastic tote.
A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:
After assembling your kit, it's important to remember to maintain it so it’s always ready when you need it. Here's what to do to keep your kit up to date:
Since you don't know where you will be when an emergency occurs, it's a good idea to prepare an emergency kit for your home, work and car.