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Make sure your home is equipped for the winter season in case of emergencies.
A three-day supply of non-perishable food is the minimum re-quirement. Foods that can be eaten without chilling or heating, such as canned meat, fish, vegetables and fruits are best.
Store items in zip-lock bags or other air-tight containers to avoid moisture and contamination.
-Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes
-Safety pins, in various sizes
-Two pairs of latex gloves
-Four to six (each) 2- and 4-inch gauze pads
-Three triangular bandages
-Four to six 2- and 3-inch roller bandages
-Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
-Non-prescription drugs, including: Pain reliever, such as aspirin
-Any medication commonly used by members of the household.
-Water: Store in plastic containers such as soft drink bottles and replace at least every six months. Store one gallon per person, per day, providing adequate supply for a minimum of three days.
Include at least one complete change of clothing and footwear for each person, as well as blankets or sleeping bags. Make sure your winter kit includes heavy footwear, hats and gloves and thermal underwear.
Tools and supplies
-Plastic/paper cups, plates, utensils
-Battery-operated radio with extra batteries
-Flashlight(s) with extra batteries
-Candles and matches in airtight package
-Manual can opener
-Pliers, screw driver and duct tape
-Wrench (to turn off household gas and water).
As required for babies, including formula and any medications. Plastic garbage bags with ties, a plastic bucket with a tight lid, toilet paper, towelettes, chlorine bleach and personal hygiene items for sanitary purposes.
These should al-ways be kept in a port-able, waterproof container if they’re in your home. The best place for original documents when they are not in use is a safety deposit box.
-Will, insurance policies, contracts, deeds, stocks and bonds
-Passports, social insurance cards, immunization records
-Bank account numbers
-Credit card ac-count numbers and companies
-lnventory of valuable household goods
-Important telephone numbers
-Family records, such as birth, marriage and death certificates.
Make sure all family members know where the kit is located.