9 emergency kits you should have

If you’ve just moved into your first apartment, chances are you don’t have your regular life organized yet, not to mention preparing for any emergencies. Not to worry, Lifehacker has 9 Kits You Should Have In Your Home to Prepare for Anything. These really useful lists cover everything from stain removal to tech emergencies to travel. Here’s just one list:

Emergency Disaster Kit


A basic emergency disaster kit is pretty much essential for everyone. Depending on where you live, you’ll need different types of tools, but according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency every kit needs the following items:


  • Water (one gallon per person a day)
  • Food (ready to eat or requiring little water)
  • Cooking and eating supplies (can opener, utensils, plates)
  • First aid kit (we’ll talk about this in the next section, but it should be separate from your day-to-day first aid kit)
  • Warm clothes, blanket, and rain (or snow) gear
  • Hygiene items (toilet paper, toothpaste, hand sanitizer)
  • Basics tools (hammer, crowbar, wrench)
  • Plastic bags for garbage disposal

From there, you can prepare a customized kit based on the type of disaster you’re more likely to face over at 72 Hours. You can customize it for earthquakes, fire, power loss, and more. Photo byGlobal X.

For the rest, check out the whole article here.