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Build the perfect emergency preparedness kit


September is National Preparedness Month, reminding Americans of the importance of taking steps to prepare for emergencies before disasters happen. From severe weather events to earthquakes and even terrorist attacks, being able to stay safe and avoid hazards begins with carefully planning ahead, and a major element of any emergency preparedness plan is a reliable, ready preparedness kit.

What should you put in an emergency preparedness kit? The Department of Homeland Security’s Ready.gov program suggests building a kit that includes food, water, and supplies sufficient for at least 72 hours. Also, consider the possibility that basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage and telephones may be unavailable for several days during disasters, and your supplies should contain items to help you manage during these periods if necessary.

The NRAstore understands the importance of readiness in the face of hazards, and offers a variety of preparedness kit essentials for you to build your very own emergency bag. Best of all, every purchase at the NRA Store helps support the National Rifle Association.

Start your preparedness checklist with these supplies:


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