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35 things you need in your emergency kit

Stacker Logo By Annalise Mantz of Stacker | Slide 1 of 36: In elementary school, most Americans practiced evacuating in case of a fire, taking cover under their desks in the event of an earthquake, and other drills meant to keep students safe in a natural disaster or emergency. But if that’s the last time you thought about what you would do if disaster struck, you might be in trouble. Thankfully, there’s still time to prepare yourself for the unexpected. Experts at the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency recommend that everyone create an emergency supply kit. In fact, some preppers actually put together two kits: an emergency supply kit to keep in their home and a go bag to take with them. For the purposes of this article, we’ve included things you’ll need for your go bag in the overall emergency supply kit. Pack them in a separate backpack and keep it with your emergency supply kit, so you can just grab it and go in case a natural disaster or other emergency requires you to leave your home.Stacker compared recommendations from the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other experts to compile this comprehensive list of what you need to pack in your emergency supply kit. Read on and as the Scout Motto says, be prepared!

35 things you need in your emergency kit

In elementary school, most Americans practiced evacuating in case of a fire, taking cover under their desks in the event of an earthquake, and other drills meant to keep students safe in a natural disaster or emergency. But if that’s the last time you thought about what you would do if disaster struck, you might be in trouble.

Thankfully, there’s still time to prepare yourself for the unexpected. Experts at the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency recommend that everyone create an emergency supply kit. In fact, some preppers actually put together two kits: an emergency supply kit to keep in their home and a go bag to take with them. For the purposes of this article, we’ve included things you’ll need for your go bag in the overall emergency supply kit. Pack them in a separate backpack and keep it with your emergency supply kit, so you can just grab it and go in case a natural disaster or other emergency requires you to leave your home.

Stacker compared recommendations from the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other experts to compile this comprehensive list of what you need to pack in your emergency supply kit. Read on and as the Scout Motto says, be prepared!

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