Laurissa Anyas-Weiss, content producer
May 4, 2009 — Emergency organizations recommend an Emergency Kit with supplies to last 72 hours or 3 days in the event of an emergency or natural disaster.
During an emergency, you may be forced to leave your home or be without essential services. Emergency responders may not be able to provide supplies or resources may be strained for days following a natural disaster.
Being prepared for an emergency includes the preparation of an emergency survival kit. An emergency survival kit contains all of the basic items you need to remain comfortable for at least three days immediately after or during an emergency.
It is important the contents of your emergency survival kit are kept all together in an easy to carry container or bag in the event you have to leave your home as a result of an emergency. This will ensure you have all of your basic supplies with you. Your emergency survival kit should be kept in an easy-to-reach location and everyone in your family should know where it is stored.
The Emergency Survival Checklist below outlines the basic items every individual should have: