“Doesn’t matter if your regional disaster is a flood, tornado, hurricane, snowpocalypse, or earthquake, when the next one strikes you’re going to need to be ready for it. Here’s what you should have on hand to keep you and yours safe for at least three days.”
1. Food (of course!)
4. First Aid
It’s a major natural disaster, someone’s going to get hurt. The Federal Emergency Management Administration suggests you keep the following in your emergency First Aid kit:
Two pairs of disposable gloves
Sterile dressings to stop bleeding
Cleansing agent/soap and antibiotic towelettes to disinfect
Antibiotic ointment to prevent infection
Adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes
Eye wash solution to flush the eyes or as general decontaminant
Over-the-counter medicines such as Aspirin or other pain reliever, laxative, anti-diarrhea medication
Prescription medications you take every day such as insulin, heart medicine, or asthma inhaler
Prescribed medical supplies such as glucose monitoring equipment or blood pressure monitors
And if you don’t want to build your own, you’ve got thousands of options for pre-assembled kits available at camping and surplus stores, as well as online.
Don’t forget food and water for your pets too.
What supplies do you keep stocked for emergencies?
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