Because of the global pandemic, it’s not out of place to say we’re living in uncertain times. We can’t be sure of what’s going to happen next, so it’s best to be prepared with an emergency kit.
Not sure where to start? Here are some must-have items for your home emergency kit!
Water: One of the most important survival items. Make sure to have one gallon of water per person, per day
Canned Goods: Non-perishable food is a must. Get canned goods with a built-in opener so you won’t have to worry about a manual can opener.
First Aid Kit: Pack items that treat cuts, burns, and pain — from oral to topical medication. Make sure to add in special medication needed by family members.
Face Masks: Face masks are slowly becoming the new normal. Make sure you have extras.
Duct Tape: Need to make repairs while you’re on the go? Duct tape is your friend. Aside from this, it can also be used for making bandages and slings.
Flash Light and Batteries: Wherever you find yourself, a flashlight will be handy for when you need illumination.
Pocket Money in Small Bills: While digital wallets are becoming the norm, it’s best to still have a couple of bills stashed away for emergencies.
Wet Wipes: For hygiene purposes. Use it on yourself when needed and then for objects and surfaces to avoid the spread of germs.
Old Plastic Bags: Aside from using them for trash, plastic bags can be used as gloves, protection from harsh weather, and mini bags for segregating certain items.
Whistle: Whistles can emit sound frequencies of up to 120 decibel so this will ensure you’ll be heard amidst emergency situations.
After you’ve compiled the items for your emergency kit, store them where you can access them easily. Storing it in a cabinet or empty space in the living room would be ideal since it’s considered a main living space. You can also fit them under the bed, granted that the bed is not in a room far away from the main door or ground floor so you won’t have a hard time lugging it out of the house if needed.