Build a Kit

A "Kit" is simply a collection of items you may need in an emergency. It may be necessary to have more than one kit such as one for home and one that is more mobile or easy to carry.It's best to build your kit well in advance of any event and have it on standby in a place that's easily accessible.

It's possible that you will have to survive on your own following an emergency. It could take a considerable amount of time before emergency or rescue officials will be able to reach you. And it's possible that basic services such as electricity and water won't be available.

Having a kit containing your own food and water with enough quantity of each to last at least 72 hours is advised. Supplies such as medicines, flashlights and tools are important as well.