In the case of a natural disaster, it’s important to have everything you need to survive for at least 3 days. That’s where the term 72-hour kit comes from. An emergency preparedness kit will help you and your family survive a number of natural disasters.

Food for your emergency preparedness kit…

There are many ideas out there about what you need when it comes to food but something is better than nothing. Here are a few ideas for food:

  • 72-hour food kits by Simple Family Preparedness
  • Food and water ideas from A Bowl Full of Lemons

Emergency Preparedness Kit Essentials…

Gather all the emergency essentials you might need for any natural disaster in one place. Remember, now is the time to gather these items. The stores will be wiped clean of these items in the time of a natural disaster.

Click here to see a great list and download a PDF.

Where to store your emergency preparedness kit…

There should be a kit for each family member and they should be stored in a cool, dry place. Be sure to check the food and other items every 6 months since food has an expiration date. Each family member should know where the kits are located.

For more information about disaster preparedness visit our Disaster Preparedness Center.