Prepare an Emergency Survival Kit

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Ever experienced an emergency situation wherein you are not prepared for the right tools? Guess everybody does. Detailed planning has an essential and important part in emergency and survival situations. There are a lot of information that needs to be tackled. Here is an overview of preparing an emergency survival kit.

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What is an emergency survival kit?

An emergency survival kit is a pack, box or a collection of tools and supplies needed in an emergency situation that is prepared in advance or before any incident has happened.

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This kit is used to aid civilians who are in critical conditions and provides basic shelter. Military automobiles, boats, aircraft and civilians who work in areas with extreme conditions are equipped with survival kits. These kits come in many sizes, depending on the graveness of the situation.

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Steps

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    Water.
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    Keep everybody hydrated in times of disaster or emergencies - at least one or two gallons per person. Include bottled water for evacuation purposes.
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    Food.
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    Choose foods which are easy to prepare and do not spoil, such as canned goods, energy bars, and dry foods.
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    Flashlight.
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    In case of brown outs or black outs, always keep a flashlight in your kit and don't forget the batteries. Store as many batteries as possible for longer lasting usage.
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    Medicines.
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    Medicine is a must keep in every emergency kit. It should be enough and should last for at least a week.
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    Cash.
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    Always have extra in your pocket. In some emergency cases, you might need this.
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    Two-way radio and cellular phone with charger.
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    These will be used for communication purposes, to be able to know the status of someone or something.
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What to do during an emergency

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    Call 911.
    This is the most important thing. Memorize this number, so that whenever an emergency arises you will know who to call. Calling 911 is free of charge.
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    Give your name and address.
    Give your exact details to the operator and listen to everything he or she says. Don't hang up until your conversation is over.
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    Stay calm and focused.
    Don't panic, and use your common sense.
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    Know the locations of the fire exits.
    Remember the locations of the fire exits to have an alternate route.
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Three safety tips

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    Make a plan.
    Emergencies often happen when you least expect them; you may be at home, at work or at school. You should have a strategy that your family can plan. Making your plan is easy as long as you work together.
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    Get your kit.
    You kit should always be ready and prepared for any emergency cases.
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    Stay updated.
    Get informed about the things happening around you.
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Additional Supplies

Towels.

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Gloves.

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Matches.

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Whistle.

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Blankets.

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Sleeping bags.

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Masks.

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Scissors.

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Can opener.

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Extra clothes.

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Recent edits by: Anonymous, Lynn, Eng

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