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Building A Kit For Emergencies

As a resident of the southeast, you can often be surprised with what Mother Nature has around the corner.  Many of us learned that lesson the hard way with the tornado super outbreak of April of 2011.  A lot of people including myself were caught off guard with the power outages that lasted for weeks in some areas.  With Hurricane Irma making landfall in Florida and eventually making her way north to my home near Huntsville, I decided to spend Sunday checking my emergency kit.

A lot of times people over think an emergency kit and suddenly the list of 20 items turns into 100 items.  That overkill often leads to people not even preparing the kit.  The idea is to think through a potential emergency and the key supplies you will need.  I designed my original kit off the list off of the Basic Disaster Kit listed on Ready.Gov.  It gives you a great start to make a custom kit for your family.

Click Here to download a copy of the Basic Emergency Supply List (courtesy of Ready.Gov)

A few unique items that I’ve added to my kit based on past experience include the following:

These are just a few of my suggestions.  Head over to our forum via the link below to give us an idea of what you have your kit!

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