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Stocking an emergency kit

Having an emergency kit is necessary when you're living the country life

Radio interview source: Mike Bradshaw, Kansas State University Research and Extension

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It's a good idea for every household to have an emergency kit in case of a natural disaster or other emergency. But when you live in the country, it really is a necessity. You may not be able to get to town for days or longer, so having the right items on hand can make being stuck at home more comfortable, and might even save a life. Learn more about which items to include on today's show.

For more information, we recommend the following links:

Are you ready?: The experts at FEMA say you should have emergency kits at home, in your car, and at work, since you never know when a disaster might strike. Visit their site for which items to include in each kit.

Safe homes, safe rooms: Here are some tips for preparing for an emergency or natural disaster, including a list of items you should always have on hand, and ways to make your home more secure.

Disaster planning can save your pet: Your animals are part of the family. Learn how to prepare for their safety in case of an emergency.

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