Your “By the Bed Kit” should contain the most necessary evacuation items. These are items you likely already own, so all you need to do is simply assemble them in a small bag, and tie the bag to the leg of your bed (a handy, secure spot for grabbing quickly in the night). In the aftermath of a disaster, lacerations to the hands and feet are common when people don’t have shoes or can’t see to walk. These items will help keep you safe so you can reach your Grab and Go kit for evacuation. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Sneakers (Keep an old pair you don’t need daily in your By the Bed Kit)
- Spare pair of prescription Glasses (if needed)
Assemble your By the Bed Kit today, and don’t forget to assemble your Complete Preparedness Kit as soon as possible. You should keep both a By the Bed Kit and a Complete Preparedness Kit in your home.