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!
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.
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.
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.
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