7 Essential Items you should have in your Emergency Survival Kit

InfoGraph1By: Mina Arano of More Prepared

Emergencies come undeclared. No, you don’t have to panic. Just ensure you are prepared to face them by keeping your emergency survival kit with the following 7 essentials in it.

  1. Food- Food, an essential component of your kit, should be carried in adequate quantities. Add a 3-day supply of non-perishable food to your kit. Keep a check on expiration of packaged foods. Freeze dried food, bars and specially formulated foods have significantly high shelf life, ranging from 5 to 25 years, so it is a good idea to carry these as well. Don’t forget your toddler, add formula and baby food to meet up the requirements. Add pet food, if you have one.
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FEMA Seeks Applicants for Youth Preparedness Council

FEMA Youth CouncilFrom: FEMA.gov

Release date:
January 26, 2016
Release Number:
HQ-16-007

Washington – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking applicants for its Youth Preparedness Council. FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council was formed in 2012 to bring together leaders from across the country who are interested and engaged in advocating youth preparedness. Council members are selected based on their dedication to public service, their efforts in making a difference in their communities, and their potential to expand their impact as national advocates for youth preparedness. Continue reading