Preparing for at least three days will help you make it through most of the disasters you’ll face in the Puget Sound region, such as major storms and even small earthquakes. Identify a storage container such as a backpack or key location to place your emergency kit.
Imagine if resources aren’t available for seven or more days. You might have to take care of minor injuries and access to resources will likely be limited. Once you have the basics, think about items you could use to help yourself and others, or simply improve your comfort!
Identify critical documents that are important to keep safe. These may include items such as:
Tip: Make copies and save them with your kit. If possible, save files on a USB drive.