10 Must Haves for Your Emergency Preparedness Kit

Being prepared for an emergency doesn’t have to be a long, complicated process – simply assembling a kit with some basic supplies, such as wholesale batteries and equipment, can help you and your family stay safe under difficult circumstances. It is amazing how much of a difference a basic emergency kit can make when something unexpected happens that requires you to adapt to your surroundings and survive until things can return to normal.

Below is a list of ten items that every emergency kit should include.

Bottled Water

This one goes to the top of the list for a reason. Water is essential to life, and your normal water supply may be interrupted during emergency circumstances. Bottled water is inexpensive to purchase and could be a life saver.


Power is commonly lost during an emergency situation, so having a reliable flashlight on hand is key. Make sure the batteries are fresh and that the flashlight is operational.

Canned Food

Food might not be quite as essential as water, but it is important nonetheless. Canned food has a long shelf life and is often ready to eat without being heated (depending on the contents).

Uninterruptible Power Supply

If your life’s circumstances dictate that you can’t risk a power outage – for instance, if you need medical care from a machine – adding an uninterruptible power supply to your home is a smart choice.


Should you have to go without heat for a period of time, having extra blankets available could come in handy for you and your family.

Energizer Batteries

Many of the supplies you are likely to include in your emergency kit will be powered by batteries, so having extra Energizer batteries available to power your equipment is a good plan.

Basic First Aid

Including a first aid kit with basic care supplies is wise and will come in handy if anyone happens to have been injured during the emergency situation.

Pet Related Items

If your family includes pets, don’t forget about them when planning for an emergency situation. Pet food and any medication they need should have a place in your plan.

Small Amount of Cash

Stashing even a small amount of cash in your kit is smart because most people don’t carry cash on a regular basis today and banking could be limited depending on the circumstances.

Simple Tools

Things like a screwdriver and a wrench can help solve a range of problems in an emergency situation.

Adding these must-haves to your emergency preparedness kit will ensure that you are always prepared for the worst.

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