1. Water and food
- Stock one gallon of water per person for at least 3 days.
Most of the items for your kit are inexpensive, everyday items you would want to have available in case of a nuclear emergency. Many of these items are things you will use one day anyway, nuclear event or not. A full, more detailed list of what should be in your emergency supply kit, and information on where to store the kit, can be found here.
First and foremost, the kit should contain one gallon of water per person for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation. It should also hold at least a three-day supply on nonperishable food and a can opener. Don’t forget pet food and extra water for your pet. Remember to include baby formula, if applicable. Also needed is a supply of cups, utensils, and paper towels.
Next: Other essentials you should have in your emergency supply kit