Who Depends on You in 72? Individual

You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least three days. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours, or it might take days. In addition, basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment, and telephones may be cut off for days, a week or even longer.

Each person's needs and abilities are unique, but every individual can take important steps to prepare for all kinds of emergencies and put plans in place. By evaluating your own personal needs and making an emergency plan, you can be better prepared for any situation. A commitment to planning today will help you prepare for any emergency situation. Preparing makes sense. Get ready now. 

  • Consider how a disaster might affect your individual needs. 
  • Plan to make it on your own, at least for a period of time. It's possible that you will not have access to a medical facility or even a drugstore. 
  • Identify what kind of resources you use on a daily basis and what you might do if they are limited or not available. 

72 Hour Kit Shopping List Items - Day Five:

  • Duct Tape
  • Cell phone charger
  • Prepaid long distance cards

Now you have a great 72 hour kit if you have gathered everything this week from our lists!  Remember to check it semi-annually and refresh water and foodstuffs.