In the present scenario of increased instance of natural disasters, being prepared for any emergency is very important. Having an emergency kit can increase your family’s chances of survival in the case of any unforeseen disaster. But, for building such a kit there are no guidelines to follow, which makes the task of building one quite tough. This is why you need to know, what to carry for emergencies.
The most important items in an emergency kit are, water and food. Pack as much as a gallon of water per person, for one day, separately. Canned food, ready to make soup powders and chocolates or candies should go in next. Be sure to carry blankets, so that you will be protected, even if it is cold outside. Light sources like torches, and fully charged batteries are also advised. Make sure they are strong, portable and long lasting.
The next important thing is a basic first-aid kit, for any sort of medical emergencies. This should contain material for bandaging wounds and anti-septic lotion. Analgesics and ointments that are used for burns are also essential. The next important thing is some means of communication, to contact the people who can help you in such times of need. Another important thing to keep in mind is, to pack all these separately, in water-proof bags, for safety and convenience.