First Aid KitIt goes without saying that every home should have a basic first aid kit. Your kit should include bandages, small splints, a pain reliever, iodine or antibiotic cream, gauze and water purification tablets.
Fresh WaterAt the first sign of a potential disaster, you should have spare water receptacles you can fill to capacity. The experts from Bruce MacKay Pump & Well Service, INC say if the pipes run dry, at least you will be prepared.
Canned FoodsWhat would you do if the food supply were interrupted? Keeping a few day's worth of canned foods in storage answers that question. Cured meats and dried fruits and vegetables also work well.
Solar Powered RadioCommercial radio is still one of the best forms of communication during an emergency. So keep a solar powered radio in your home. Some newer radios come with hand cranks to keep them going through the nighttime.
Warm BlanketsDid you know that hypothermia is a real possibility even in moderately warm weather? Avoid hypothermia by making sure you have warm blankets on hand.
CashThough it's never good idea to keep large amounts of cash in the house, it's important to have at least a little bit in the face of a pending disaster. Without electricity, your credit and debit cards might be worthless.
Hand ToolsNothing is more frustrating than being in an emergency situation without the right hand tools. Keep a small toolbox with several screwdrivers, a hammer, a utility knife, etc.
GasolineA disaster capable of knocking out gasoline delivery could leave you immobile. Keeping a little gas in storage will ensure you can drive during an emergency.
Computer BackupsEvery computer owner should be creating regular backups of important data. This data could be a lifesaver if your computer is destroyed.
Important DocumentsIt's always a good idea to purchase a high quality personal safe to store your important documents in. Those documents include birth certificates, marriage licenses, Social Security cards, etc.