Emergency Supply Kit

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Having an emergency supply kit prepared is a smart idea for all types of possible emergencies.  A good guideline is to have enough supplies in your kit to last your family a minimum of 72 hours without assistance. Here’s a helpful list of items to include in your emergency supply kit:

  • Battery powered radio, flashlights, batteries
  • Whistle
  • First aid kit and manual
  • Duct tape
  • Water
  • Lighter or matches
  • Food (canned, no-cook, packaged snacks)
  • Manual can opener
  • Cash and credit cards
  • Change of clothing for all family members
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Infant and feminine hygiene supplies
  • Doctor and pharmacy contact info
  • Food and water for pets
  • Large plastic bags for trash, waste and water protection
  • Toilet paper and paper towels
  • Camp stove for outdoor cooking

Hopefully you’ll never need to use your emergency supply kit, but it’s good to be prepared. Be sure to check the supplies annually to ensure they’re in good condition and not expired.

 

Source:  Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance Emergency Preparedness Handbook

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