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What is needed in a 72 hour kit?

A 72 hour kit should, at bare minimum, include the following items:

  • 1 gallon of water per person/per day.
  • 3-day supply of non-perishable food.
  • Extra clothing/blankets.
  • Prescription and non-prescription medicine.
  • First-aid kit.
  • Battery or crank powered radio.
  • Plastic sheet and duct tape (for shelter)

What documents do I need in my emergency kit?

Back Up Important Documents for Emergencies

  • Personal records (birth, marriage, divorce, adoption and death certificates)
  • Passports, driver’s licenses and other personal identification documents.
  • Social Security cards.
  • Property leases, deeds, mortgages and other related records (home and auto titles, etc.)

Why are important documents needed in an emergency kit?

Organizing and protecting those documents before a disaster strikes is vital for personal safety and peace of mind. Examples of documents that may be gathered for safekeeping include vital records, insurance policies, property records, medical information, financial records, and any other important personal papers.

What is the importance of 72 hour kit?

A 72-hour kit, also called a disaster supply kit, is a small collection of things that you would need in an emergency. These supplies can come in handy if you’re unable to function normally because of a disaster or emergency. For example, during a flood you may not be able to reach a grocery store to buy food.

How much cash should be in a 72 hour kit?

Finding secure and clever places to hide your emergency fund can safeguard the security of your assets; think of it as making a bank within your home. Common advice is to keep some cash at your house, but not too much. The $1,000 cash fund Prakash recommended for having at home should be kept in small denominations.

Why radio is important in survival kit?

Cell sites can be down during disasters, so it helps to have a radio that can keep you updated on relief and rescue efforts.

What is the advantage of having a survival kit at home?

Each of us must prepare for emergencies. Getting your family out quickly is definately one of the top advantages of having a survival kit. Grabbing your kit and your family, without having to stop and think about what you should grab is essential. And sometimes, the faster you can get out, the better.

What does every survival kit need?

Basic Disaster Supplies Kit

  • Water (one gallon per person per day for several days, for drinking and sanitation)
  • Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food)
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert.
  • Flashlight.
  • First aid kit.
  • Extra batteries.
  • Whistle (to signal for help)