After an emergency, you and your family may need to survive on your own for several days before help reaches you.
Be prepared for disasters and other emergencies with a well-stocked emergency kit for your home, workplace, and car as well as a go-bag in case you need to quickly evacuate your home.
A FAMILY EMERGENCY KIT is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency to last you several days.
An EMERGENCY GO BAG is a portable kit that includes the items that you need to survive while you are away from your home including your important documents and medications. Ensure you safeguard your documents before an emergency strikes.
Build or Buy?
Whether you build your own or purchase one that is ready-made, an emergency survival kit is essential for every household.
Build a kit
Learn about what items to include by downloading our list of suggested content to build your own emergency kit. [Click here]
Buy a kit
You can shop and purchase a survival kit directly from your choice of vendors. For your convenience, we have listed some vendors below:
- Ready America (Receive a 25% discount at checkout with the promo code: Welcome FOCUS USA).
- American Red Cross (Receive a 10% discount at checkout with coupon code: TXHY030621).
- Sam’s Club
Basic supplies include
- Water (one gallon per person per day for several days, for drinking and sanitation)
- Food (at least a several-day supply of non-perishable food)
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert (if you lose power or phone service, you’re virtually cut off from any communication. Having an emergency radio will help you with tuning to local stations where you can receive weather updates, evacuation routes, and other breaking news.)
- Flashlight with extra batteries (in case you lose power or your phone battery runs out)
- First aid kit (reduces the risk of minor injuries from worsening.)
- Whistle (to signal for help)
- Face/dust mask (to help filter contaminated air)
- Plastic sheeting and duct tape (to shelter in place)
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties (for personal sanitation)
- Wrench or pliers (to turn off utilities)
- Manual can opener (for food)
- Local maps
- Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery
Be a smart consumer
We encourage you to make informed decisions by doing your own research before purchasing emergency supplies. We list some consumer focused links below to help guide you:
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