Emergency Kit

In the event that a natural disaster caused by climate change ruins our society, you need to have an emergency disaster kit ready to be prepared for the worst-case scenario.

An assortment of essentials to pack in a survival kit.

As you set out to prepare your emergency kit, it’s important to keep in mind that you may find yourself in a situation where you are self-reliant for a period of time. The contents of your emergency kit should reflect this reality. Consider packing items that will help you sustain yourself and your loved ones for a few days or even weeks. Here are some recommendations to get you started:

  1. Water and water filtration: It’s important to have a supply of clean water in case you are unable to access it from your normal sources. Consider packing water bottles or pouches that store easily, and a water filtration system to purify water from rivers and other streams if necessary.
  2. Non-perishable food: Stock up on non-perishable food items like canned goods, dried fruit, nuts, and energy bars. Remember to pack a manual can opener, utensils, and a portable stove or container with fuel to heat food.
  3. Clothing and blankets: Pack enough clothing and blankets for each person in your household to last a few days. Consider packing layers that can be easily removed or added depending on the weather.
  4. Tools and equipment: Pack a flashlight, extra batteries, a portable radio, and a map of your area. Consider packing a multi-purpose tool, duct tape, rope, and a fire starter in case you need to create a make-shift shelter or fire.
  5. Important documents: Keep copies of your identification documents, utility bills, and insurance policies in a waterproof container. You can also store digital copies on a USB or cloud-based service.
  6. Personal hygiene items: Keep a supply of personal hygiene items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, and wet wipes.

7. Basic medical supplies: Be sure to include a first aid kit with bandages, antiseptic wipes, and medication for pain, allergies, and fever. Additionally, pack any personal medication or prescription drugs that you or a family member may need.

A bag containing basic medical supplies for emergencies.

Remember, climate change is a reality, and it’s important to prepare for the unexpected. Your emergency kit should hold vital items that will help you take care of yourself and your loved ones. Take the time to gather and organize your emergency supplies now, before it’s too late.

Having a disaster emergency kit prepared before a disaster is better than scrambling afterwards.

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