The Federal Government’s website recommends that all Americans take the following steps to prepare for an emergency. Our helpful hints in red will help you to truly Be Ready.

Be Ready Tips

Be prepared to improvise and use what you have on hand to make it on your own for at least three days, maybe longer. While there are many things that might make you more comfortable, think first about fresh water, food and clean air.

One gallon per person per day, for drinking and sanitation. Most kits only provide 8 oz. of water per person per day.   Our Be Ready EXECUTIVE kit has a total of  24oz of water a day per person.  We also  provide water purification tablets to ensure that your family will always have enough clean water.

Keep at least a three-day supply.  Our competitors’ kits include bulky cans or freeze dried foods.  BeReady kits contain delicious, nutritionally balanced food bars. These bars provide 100% of the daily requirements of 15 essential vitamins and minerals.  Be Ready can also add high quality MRE’s to your kit – the same product used by the United States military for soldiers in combat.

and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both

Battery powered and crank and solar power are important to have.  You need to have different ways to get light.  Also many times the crank or solar power flashlights will charge your cell phone.

The basic first aid is a must.  Also consider one of the other advance S.T.A.R.T.  (Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment) Kits.  They have some added items that will come in handy.  Also add some Maxi pads unscented to your kit – they can be used if someone is bleeding a lot or eye injuries.

To signal for help

or cotton t-shirt, to help filter the air. a N-95 Mask is best.  One per day.

To turn off utilities.

If kit contains canned food.

To shelter-in-place.  Be Ready offers waterproof tarps, a convenient alternative to plastic sheeting.

Please see Resources page for a list of all items you need an extra copy of.

such as daily prescription medications, infant formula or diapers.

* Be Ready recommends that you have a pad of paper and pencils so you can leave notes for loved ones and keep a record of events.
* Be Ready also suggests that you have a book and playing cards as a way to help keep minds occupied.

In one, put everything you will need to stay where you are and make it on your own. The other should be a lightweight, smaller version you can take with you if you have to get away.  This second one should be kept in the car. Please see my Resources page which will give you additional information on kits available and record sheets you will want to have filled out prior to an emergency.