Published Sep 12, 2018 at 6:27 PM | Updated at 2:19 PM EDT on Jul 5, 2019
After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.
A basic emergency supply kit should include the following items recommended by the American Red Cross and Ready.gov.