Emergency Supplies are household goods that are set aside, so that they can be easily available in case of emergencies, such as: power outages; water contamination; natural disasters; and acts of terrorism.
Typical emergency supplies include: jugs of fresh water, canned food, batteries, flashlights, candles, first aid kit, water purification tablets, manual can opener, matches, aspirin, IPECAC syrup, battery-operated radio etc.
Replace supplies of batteries, water, and food
Many emergency are perishable or have expiration dates, and should be replaced from time to time to ensure that you have fresh supplies.
Timing: Every 6 months: March, September (yearly)
You should keep emergency supplies in a location that you can readily find them in an emergency. Example places include in a designated box or shelf in a closet.
Emergency supplies that you should consider keeping in this box or shelf include: batteries, jugs of water, and canned food.
The benefits of this task are relatively high, and you will be especially glad to have your fresh emergency supplies available during an emergency.
The cost of this task is very low. It is estimated that this task should only take about 30 minutes to complete, and the task is relatively easy to do. No specialized tools are required, although you will need to gather the appropriate emergency supplies from around your home.
Originally posted at http://www.petermuehlbronner.home-wizard.com/emergency-supplies/overview