What is a Home Emergency Kit:
When it comes to emergency and Zombie preparedness, a home emergency kit or Ekit is a must. The below items should be collected and stored together in an easy to access location in your home. Test and rotate your Ekit supplies on a monthly basis.
Home Emergency kit supplies:
- Water (One gallon of water per person per day for at least three days)
- Food (At least a 72-hour supply. See “Food at the End of the World“)
- Hand crank AM/FM NOAA radio
- Two Flashlights with extra batteries
- First Aid Kit ( gauze roll bandage, gauze pads, medical tape, scissors, tweezers, aspirin, alcohol wipes, exam gloves, bandages, hand sanitizer, face-mask, bandana, medical book, needle, and dental floss)
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags, plastic ties, and bucket for personal sanitation
- Tool Kit (Multi-tool, Hammer, Wrench, Nails, Pliers, Screwdrivers)
- Manual can opener
- Local area Maps
- Sleeping Bag or warm blanket (One per person)
- Complete change of clothing (Long sleeved shirt, long pants, and sturdy shoes)
- Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper (Diluted, nine parts water to one part bleach, it can be used as a disinfectant. Or in an emergency, you can use it to treat water by using 16 drops of regular household bleach per gallon of water. Do not used scented, color safe or bleaches with added cleaners.)
- Blank Notebook, Pencil
- Books, Games, and Cards
- Fire Extinguisher (small size)
- Fire Kit (strike anywhere matches, Candles, Butane lighter, Fire Striker, and Tinder: cotton-balls, dryer lint, shredded paper, etc.)
- Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items (extra toothpaste, toothbrush, soap)
Maintaining your kit:
Equally important to gathering your supplies, is properly maintaining them so they are safe to use and in working condition when needed. We’ve put together a few tips to keep your supplies in good condition and ready to use.
1. Keep canned and packaged foods in a cool, dry place
2. Throw out any canned foods that become dented, punctured, swollen, or corroded.
3. Actively rotate your food and water supplies every 6 months to keep everything at it’s freshest and longest shelf-life. Writing the date on storage containers can help keep you up-to-date.
4. Store your kit in an easy to access location and make sure that all family members know where it is and are active in maintaining the supplies.
*While the items and techniques described in this article could undoubtedly be helpful in the event of a Zombie outbreak or emergency situation, Zombease and the Zombease crew do not guarantee survival based upon the advice given in this article.