Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Basic Family Supply list

FEMA has put together a list of items you "should" have together in your home incase of a disaster.  I wanted to share this here as we will be building off of this.  This information has been taken directly from their site. 

Emergency Supplies
Water, food, and clean air are important things to have if an emergency happens. Each family or individual’s kit should be customized to meet specific needs, such as medications and infantformula. It should also be customized to include important family documents.
Recommended Supplies to Include in a Basic Kit:
  •   Water one gallon per person per day, for drinking and sanitation (don't forget your pets)
  •   Non-perishable Food at least a three-day supply
  •   Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA
    Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  •   Flashlight and extra batteries
  •   First Aid kit
  •   Whistle to signal for help
  •   Filter mask or cotton t-shirt, to help filter the air
  •   Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for
    personal sanitation
  •   Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  •   Manual can opener if kit contains canned food
  •   Plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  •   Important Family Documents
  •   Items for unique family needs, such as daily prescription medications, infant formula or diapers
  •   Cell phone and chargers
    If you live in a cold weather climate, you must think about warmth. It is possible that the power will be out and you will not have heat. Rethink your clothing and bedding supplies to account for growing children and other family changes. One complete change of warm clothing and shoes per person, including:important family documents.
    Clothing and Bedding:
    A jacket or coat
    Long pants
    A long sleeve shirt Sturdy shoes
    A hat and gloves
    A sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person 

    Feel free to add to this in the comment section below.
    Cheers ~ Kevin

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