I saw a “The Weather Channel Emergency Preparedness Kit” on woot.com for $12 and figured that I might as well have one. Granted, it’s not up to DHS standards, but it covers a lot of potential situations. I’ll keep it in the trunk of my car (along with my jumper cables) because my car seems to almost always be where I am.
The notable items (crayons and coloring book excluded) are:
2 flashlights with batteries
1 pair of canvas gloves
2 pairs of non-latex gloves
4 AAA batteries
4 D batteries
1 instant cold compress
4 dust masks
4 light sticks
1 first aid kit (contents to be determined)
1 AM/FM radio
1 CPR breathing barrier
1 CPR booklet
4 emergency survival blankets
2 plastic whistles
1 waterproof document holder (a glorified ziploc I think)
4 emergency ponchos
1 “The Weather Channel Preparedness Guide”
and an embroidered “The Weather Channel” carrying case
The case is roughly the size of a notebook, and is roughly 4 inches deep.
It’s not the best thing out there by any means, but it’s something.
I understand that cash, water, and protein bars of some sort are part of any disaster kit. I found some fairly good deals at http://theepicenter.com/ MREs, survival gear etc.
I also have a Swiss tool, a spotlight (charged), and backups for a few of the electronic items I mentioned in my car.
So, what is in your emergency kit?