September is National Preparedness Month, which is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the US Department of Homeland Security. The goal is to promote disaster preparedness for people, businesses, and communities. An integral part of disaster preparedness is creating a kit which will hold the basic supplies you will need in the event of a disaster.
According to www.ready.gov, a basic disaster supplies kit should contain the following:
Enough non-perishable food to last for at least three days and a manual can opener
Battery powered radio
First aid kit
Extra batteries (enough