Technically everyone should have an emergency kit in case of a natural or other disaster. However, once you have a...
Technically everyone should have an emergency kit in case of a natural or other disaster. However, once you have a baby you really need to get in gear and stock your kit. You need to keep emergency supplies inside something solid, made of plastic, and preferably up off the ground, in case of flood or a weather issue. A covered trash can will work or a strong rubber bin. Oh, or one of those water-proof camper backpacks - not as big, but solid. Your supplies: Water - one gallon per day, per family member. Most safety experts advise you keep a three day - to week long supply on hand. If you fill your own jugs with tap water you need to re-fill them each season (four times a year). Food - obviously, food is handy in an emergency. Have canned items and some dry items that last like pre-packaged trail mix in water-proof containers. Also a can opener! Once a year check expiration dates. Radio - battery powered is best but you'll need extra batteries. Another option is solar; but if you're out light you could be in trouble. First aid kit Flashlights - plus extra batteries Toilet paper Garbage bags Personal hygiene items Baby supplies - extra diapers, formula, wipes, bottles, etc. Clothing - for everyone. Medications - if someone does use meds in your family, have a week supply on hand. Make sure you check expiration dates on these bi-yearly. Cash Some basic tools - a wrench is good so you can turn off water supply and other utilities. Plastic - you can use thick plastic to cover leaking windows or even make a make-shift door. You'll need strong tape (duct is good) as well. Sanitizing hand wipes - lots of them, they keep a long time, so stock up.

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