Having an emergency preparedness kit can help you respond to natural disasters especially here in the Philippines where floods, typhoons, landslides, earthquakes, and volcanic eruption occur frequently. It's not a pretty picture but it’s best to have an emergency kit with the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster.
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Prepare for the unexpected by putting together a survival kit that could be useful if you needed to evacuate your home. Pack enough supplies to last three days and keep your emergency essentials handy. Make sure your family members know where to find the kit. If you have a car, consider keeping the basic emergency essentials in it as well.
Check out this list of basic emergency essentials you'll need to stay safe.
Keep your supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit, such as a backpack, that you can take with you in case you must evacuate. This waterproof backpack has anti-theft features to keep your gadgets and valued items safely.
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Build your first aid kit with what you already have in a waterproof organizer. Gather bandages, antibiotic ointment, and pain medications to create a basic just-in-case kit. Gradually add items like burn cream, elastic bandages, and other first aid items. Supplement your first aid kit as needed with extra prescription medications, and if you have kids, be sure to add in their medicines as well.
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A multifunctional army knife can help you with cutting, opening, and fixing items during an emergency. This 11-in-1 stainless steel multifunctional knife consists of large knife, can opener, scissors, saw, bottle opener, Philips screwdriver, corkscrew, nail cleaner, nail file, and key ring.
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Store copies of personal documents (passports, birth certificates, insurance policies) in a waterproof document bag with safety lock to keep them dry and secured, especially during floods.
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This super absorbent quick drying towel from Naturehike will keep you dry and warm without the bulk. Their large bath towel only weighs 100g so it’s lightweight and easy to carry. Naturehike Quick Drying Towel is available in three colors: Rose Red, Lake Green, and Olive Green.
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Put all your soap, shampoo, and other personal care items in a transparent bag or zip lock so you can see them at once. This will keep everyone feeling their best and to avoid sickness that can come from unsanitary conditions. You may also carry a portable toothbrush set as it comes with a cup for easy use. Bring extra wet wipes and garbage bags for additional cleanliness.
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You may also want to include a waterproof tarp as a sleeping mat or for extra coverage when you settle at the evacuation site.
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For safety purposes, it’s best to have a separate cup or tumbler for each person when drinking. Having a reusable collapsible cup is also practical and will lessen the use of plastic cups in evacuation areas.
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A rechargeable head lamp would be more practical than a handheld flashlight so you can carry more stuff with your hands and walk with ease during an emergency.
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Keep your phones up with this 15000 mAh power bank that comes with different charging cables. It’s perfect for multi-charging as it has built-in charging cables for iPhone, Android, Type-C, and an extra flashlight! This power bank is lightweight and can charge two devices at the same time.
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