5 HOUSE­HOLD ITEMS THAT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE

SCREAM QUEEN JAMIE LEE CUR­TIS STAYS CALM BY CRE­AT­ING A SUR­VIVAL KIT. HERE’S HOW YOU CAN, TOO!

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HEALTH MAT­TERS:

Pack a fam­ily firstaid kit, a week’s sup­ply of any med­i­ca­tions you’re tak­ing, My­lar blan­kets, air-fil­ter masks, hand san­i­tizer, en­ergy bars (a three­day sup­ply for evac­u­a­tion, two-week for home) and canned goods with pull-up tabs.

DRINK UP:

Al­ways have bot­tled wa­ter on hand — one gal­lon per per­son, per day (three days for evac­u­a­tion, two weeks for home). And if you’re on the move, a fil­tra­tion sys­tem like LifeS­traw and io­dine wa­ter-pu­rifi­ca­tion tablets also do the trick.

STAY IN TOUCH:

A cell phone with charg­ers and a power bank — or crank-pow­ered ra­dio will keep you in the loop. Also be sure to in­clude an emer­gency whis­tle and copies of per­sonal doc­u­ments (med­i­ca­tion lists, med­i­cal info, proof of ad­dress, deed/lease to home, pass­ports, birth cer­tifi­cates) in your kit.

TOOL AROUND:

Pack tweez­ers, scis­sors, duct tape, wind-re­sis­tant matches, work gloves, and other tools/sup­plies for se­cur­ing your home. Keep cash, trav­eler’s checks or change on hand to buy more items.

BE BRIGHT:

A flash­light or head­lamp with ex­tra bat­ter­ies or so­lar charg­ers will keep you out of the dark. Spare glasses and lo­cal maps will put you in the right di­rec­tion.

“Emer­gen­cies hap­pen ev­eryday, and you need to do more than cross your fin­gers to be pre­pared for them.”— Jamie Lee

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