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A 3-day general emergency kit should contain the following items:

  • Water
  • Battery and hand-cranked radio
  • Battery operated and/or hand-cranked flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • A first aid kit
  • Wooden matches in a waterproof container and fire starter
  • Non-perishable food
  • Whistle/signal for help
  • Overall documents for the entire family
  • Cash, coins
  • Small sewing kit
  • Space blanket

These items can be separated into smaller bundles and shared among family members, but they can also be placed in a large satchel into the trunk of the car. If you have enough time and space, you could consider adding extra food, a portable and/ or folding cook stove, or similar comfort and convenience items.