10 Essentials for Emergency Preparedness

10 Essentials for Emergency Preparedness

We never know when all chaos will break loose – it could be anything from a hurricane, an ice storm, or extreme rationing as a result of another large-scale war. Whatever the cause, when our supply chain runs out we’ll have to fend for ourselves to survive. Many daily supplies are useful, but there are particular necessities you MUST have to live. These things should be put aside in a preparedness kit for use in need of quick evacuation. Here are 10 emergency preparedness items you should never be without.


Water is the most essential part of your kit. While food is important, a human being can survive for weeks if they have water. Including at least a case of water for emergencies is the most important thing you can do. Having water purification tablets or bleach available to sterilize water is also important.


Disaster Food is another important part of being prepared for emergencies. Canned and dried food is best, and should be stored in a cool, dry place.


Make sure you have a copy of birth certificate, medical records, cash supply, contact information, and any other documents you find important. You should have a copy of documents for everyone in your household.


Any medication you have been given should be documented and kept together. Additional over the counter medication, such as ibuprofen or antacids, make excellent additions to a medication collection.

First Aid Kit

You should always have a sterile first aid kit that is as fully supplied as humanly possible. First aid kits should include wound dressings, triple antibiotic cream, tweezers, gloves, and whatever else you are able to include.

Solar Items

Having solar-based items are important. Items such as radios, flashlights, and portable panels will help provide necessities in an emergency situation. These will help create power to run things that otherwise may not be usable in emergencies.


Making sure there are plenty of lighting and heat items is important. Candles, water resistant matches, and flashlights are all very useful. Backs up of batteries and a flint or steel are very useful as well, to keep things lasting.


Having several pairs of clothing is useful. These will allow you to change your outfits for as much cleanliness as possible. Having scrap cloth, needles and thread are also extremely useful for patching clothing.


Having a tent or pop up is extremely useful for easy, on the go shelter. Emergency blankets are also essential, as they can maintain heat for long periods of time and help prevent shock. Back up blankets and pillows are also good.


A collection of tools is extremely useful. Duct tape, a wrench, a hatchet, and other basic tools or supplies are extremely important for on the go repair and maintenance for an emergency.

Also include emergency food and supplies for all of the above for pets if you have them.

Be Thorough

These are the least of things you need for emergency preparedness. Consider the items you personally use on a daily basis just to get by: write them down and add them to your supply. With these provisions you’ll be prepared for the worst.

Jezebel has a passion for writing. She loves informing people about preparing for disasters and emergencies. She spends most of her time in the great outdoors with her dog Tia. http://www.buyemergencyfoods.com

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