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How To Make A 72 Hour Emergency Kit
How To Make A 72 Hour Emergency Kit

September is National Emergency Preparedness month.  One of the items that the emergency preparedness experts suggest you have is a 72 Hour Kit. FEMA recommends that each household puts together a disaster supply kit that “is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.”

A 72 Hour Kit is enough food, water and supplies to last your family for 3 days in the case of an emergency.  We aren’t talking about being a “prepper” but having just enough of the basic essentials to get you through until the electricity comes back on or someone can reach your home to evacuate you.

The Basics of a 72 Hour Kit

The first things you will need are the basics, such as food and water. It is recommended that you have one gallon of water per person in the family per day. So, if you have three people in your family, you'll need at least 9 gallons of water.

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