Household Readiness Kit

Household Readiness Kit

Are you prepared for an ice storm or blizzard?. Have a household readiness kit in the event of any unexpected disruption to services. This kit should contain all the supplies you would need to be self-sufficient for up to 72 hours for each family member. Store the supplies in an easy-to-carry containers such as a backpack or duffel bag.

INCLUDE:

  • A supply of water (one gallon per person per day). Store water in sealed, unbreakable containers. Identify the storage date and replace every six months.
  • A supply of non-perishable packaged or canned food and a non-electric can opener.
  • A change of clothing, rain gear and sturdy shoes/boots.
  • Blankets or sleeping bags.
  • A first aid kit and prescription medications.
  • An extra pair of glasses.
  • A battery-powered radio, flashlight and plenty of extra batteries.
  • Credit cards and cash.
  • An extra set of car keys.
  • A list of family physicians.
  • A list of important family information; the style and serial number of medical devices such as pacemakers.
  • Special items for infants, elderly or disabled family members.
ADDITIONALLY:
  • A full tank of gas per car.
  • Alternative cooking and heating sources.
Change all the batteries for smoke and CO detectors prior to the first of the year.