If an emergency does happens in your home, you don’t want to be wishing you had what you needed to solve it. Here are the top 8 emergency preparedness items to have in your home.
1. A Tool Kit, For Everyday Fixes and Disasters
A basic tool kit will be useful for minor home repair. Tools such as a wrench can also be used during natural disasters to turn off utilities. Here are some basic tools to include in your tool kit: screw drivers, a hammer, pliers, a wrench, and a box cutter. Just like this tool kit here.
2. The Multi Tool
A Swiss Army knife is another helpful tool that can get you out of small sticky situations. Buy yours here.
3. A Flash Light For Long Dark Spells
Everyone has a phone with a flash light. But a battery powered flash light, kept near the bed, will be useful for long power outages, storms, and blizzards. The lantern in the picture above can be found here.
4. Copies of Personal Documents
This could include birth certificates, copies of passports, driving licenses, and bank details. Store these away from the originals.
5. Extra Cash
Who knows when you’ll have an emergency and there is no time to hit the ATM
6. Smoke Alarms
Install a smoke alarm on every level of the house. One near the kitchen, and one near or in every bedroom. This alarm has both smoke and carbon monoxide detection.
7. Fire Extinguisher
Keep one of these in the kitchen, and make sure it is up-to-date. Also know the difference between a normal fire, grease fire and an electoral fire and how to put out each one. Here is a multi purpose fire extinguisher.
Fire Escape Plan – This is something to keep in mind. Figure out a home emergency plan. How will each person in each bedroom make it out of the house incase of a fire. Do all of the windows open? Is there a way out if the stairs are not passable?
8 First Aid Kits
A first aid kit and supplies will come in handy for small cuts and grazes, but it will also help in controlling a major accident while help is on the way. 100 piece first aid kit