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Emergency Kits: The Top 10 Items Every Household Should Have

FEMA graphic on preparing a pet emergency kit. Graphic courtesy of FEMA.

An emergency kit is essential to have for any situation that may pose a threat to accessing basic survival necessities. While your kit should be personalized to fit your own specific needs, there are 10 core items that are important to include.

Personalizing preparedness: Having the tools you need to survive a disaster

“Why prepare?” many may ask, taking the fatalist, “whatever happens, happens” stance. Establishing an emergency plan and having a survival kit could be the difference between life and death for you and your loved ones. Mother Nature can be wicked at times and you must be prepared when she decides to unleash her fury. In other words, hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.

itCG-Guardians in Kuwait, low visibility boating, migrant interdiction, hurricane preparedness, several rescues

After months of training, Coast Guard Port Security Unit (PSU) 301 left Cape Cod, Mass., and arrived in Kuwait to relieve their west coast counterparts, PSU 311 from San Pedro. While on deployment, PSU 301 will work with Navy Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron Five. Story here Over at Erika’s Powerboating blog, she provides some great

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itCG-Guardian SEALs, a free lighthouse, hurricane warning, movie director to the rescue

Two Guardians are on track to becoming the first Coast Guardsmen to earn the title as a Navy SEAL. The goal is to bring the valuable skills they learned back to the force to further enhance the Coast Guard’s homeland security role. Story here The 114-foot tall Minot’s Ledge Lighthouse located about a mile off

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