Start simply! Here are nine essential items to keep on hand in case of an emergency:
1. One gallon of water per person per day for three days.
2. Non-perishable food items.
3. One change of clothes and footwear per person.
4. Three-day supply of any needed prescriptions.
5. At least one flashlight and extra batteries.
6. Manual Can Opener
7. Hand-Crank, Battery or Solar-Powered Radio
8. Hygiene Items: Soap, toilet paper, toothbrush, etc.
9. Basic First Aid Supplies: Antiseptic, bandages, etc.
If you have questions or would like more information, please call us at 301-759-5015.
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