What You Should Bring to A Bomb Shelter

Survival food isn’t exactly on everybody’s mind when shopping at the supermarket, but it is useful to have a stock of food in times of calamity such as storms, floods, and power outages. Some families even lose their entire homes to calamities, so having a stock of canned goods and batteries might not sound as paranoid as you first thought.

The things you’re bringing to your shelter is called a disaster supply kit, and it must always be ready in case of an emergency. They should be in easy to carry bags such as large duffel bags or plastic containers with wheels, or in your shelter.

Here are the things your disaster supply kit should include:
     Water: have a supply for both drinking and cooking. Water should be in containers that are unbreakable and sealed. Your supply should last you for at least two to three days, and up to 30 days in case of worst case emergencies.

·         Food: Canned food, such as meat, vegetables, and fruit; canned soups, milk, and juices. Condiments such as pepper, salt, and sugar. Food that contain high energy such as granola bars and peanut butter. Also include food for infants and toddlers, and also the elderly. Don’t forget to bring a can opener. Comfort food can help such as coffee and tea, and candy.
·       First aid kit. Your first aid kit should include:
o   Medical tape
o   Bandages and gauze
o   Splints
o   Latex gloves
o   Soap, betadine or iodine, or rubbing alcohol
o   Antiseptics, hydrogen peroxide
o   Scissors and tweezers
o   Thermometer
o   Safety razor blades
o   Over the counter drugs such as
o   Pain relievers
o   Fever reducers
o   Antacids
o   Anti-diarrhea drugs
·         For tools, you will need:
o   Battery powered flashlights and radio, and a lot of spare batteries.
o   Toiletries such as sanitary napkins, toilet paper, wet wipes, and other products for hygiene
o   Garbage bags for waste storage and disposal
o   Toolbox in case you need your screw drivers or wrenches
o   Map of the city
o   Wide, plastic sheets to cover and keep valuables dry, or to cover holes in the roof or walls
·         Clothes
o   Blankets and sleeping bags, and inflatable pillows, or regular pillows, 1 for each person.
o   Tough shoes or work boots
o   Rain coats or rain ponchos, and rubber boots
o   And at least one change of clothing per person
·         Special items for adults, children, and infants such as
o   Formula for infants and babies
o   Powdered milk or canned milk for children
o   Diapers for babies
o   Prescription or over the counter medication
o   Extra pairs of contacts or glasses for adults
o   Personal papers such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, and/or death certificates; passports, records of immunization, and social security numbers or cards; legal documents such as land titles, wills, contracts and deeds, insurance policies and bonds, or stocks
o   Bank information such as credit card numbers, savings accounts, and also company contacts

·         And of course, an inventory of all the goods you brought into the shelter to keep track of it.

This might sound too much, but it’s very helpful and there’s no harm in being prepared. 


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