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Many of us have emergency kits stored away in a closet, garage or car, and if you don't you should. There are numerous reasons for a good Emergency Kit. Floods, fires, earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, no electricity, or your car breaking down in the middle of nowhere. The list could go on and on.

But what should I put in my emergency kit? What is really essential to my survival and what is not?

Well I'm pretty sure that your over-stuffed lazy-boy, TV and cabinet of movies don't count as essential survival items, although I'm sure some will disagree. But knowing what to include in a survival kit could make the difference in surviving and perishing.

Remember when picking out supplies for your kit to stay simple and practical. Don't throw in 20 Costco-sized boxes of matches, that's too much!!! On the flip-side, don't throw in that little book of matches that you got 10 years ago at a little roadside antique shop.

A Few Basics

Here are a few basics to having a good Emergency Kit: Flashlight, two warm blankets, a warm coat, a pair of boots or good walking shoes, rain poncho, dried and canned food enough for one week. Also include, fresh drinking water—one-half gallon per family member per day, good matches(new), a box of long-burn candles, good sturdy camping knife, and toilet paper. A standard first-aid kit(can be bought at any Rx store), a small camp stove, and a small battery operated radio are also important.

It is always good to be prepared for the worst! It will give you peace of mind to know that you have taken the proper steps to keep you and your family safe and cared for during a disaster.

God has promised, that in our time of need, He will be there to watch over us. He won't forsake us or leave us, but we must trust in Him and let Him lead us through the storm.

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