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It Might Seem Like An Ordinary Plastic Drawer, But This Could Save Your Life!

by Cassandra Morris
Cassandra is the Senior Editor of Original Content. She loves sweet tea, binge-watching Antiques Roadshow, and petting puppies.

If an emergency were to hit — say a tornado, hurricane, or zombie apocalypse — are your home and family prepared?

For most people, myself included, the answer is probably no.

But thankfully, many do-it-yourself tips and crafts are surfacing to help families better prepare, like this pill bottle survival kit or this lip balm hiding spot.

To me, the true test of preparedness lies in organization: If you couldn’t reach your emergency supplies in a split second or the pitch dark, then you’re not prepared.

That’s why this simple idea is brilliant. With just a cheap set of plastic drawers, your home will be ready for anything — and according to Ready.gov, having this is essential.

Although we’ve pictured only a few samples of each supply, you should keep more than enough to last you for many days; in fact, FEMA suggests having a three-day emergency supply on hand.

To learn how to stock your food supplies, be sure to watch the video below! It’s another critical facet to consider when planning for an emergency.

Please SHARE if you think it’s important to be prepared for anything!

To prepare your home for an emergency, a set of plastic drawers is perfect. Not only is it transportable in case of evacuation, but each drawer can be sorted and labeled. When an emergency hits, you'll know exactly where to go.

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Drawer Number One: Car/Travel

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In case you ever need to evacuate your car or home, you'll want to have these items ready. I've actually removed this drawer from my cart and keep it stored in my trunk.

emergency prepper survivalist bug out bag drawers

What’s inside:

  • Sneakers and socks
  • Blanket
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-operated radio
  • Matches and lighter
  • First aid kit
  • Cash
  • Water
  • Snacks

Drawer Number Two: Babies/Children

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If you have any small children or grandchildren, it's a good idea to keep extra supplies on hand. These should be tailored with any specific medications or comfort items your child may need.

emergency prepper survivalist bug out bag drawers

What’s inside:

  • Blanket
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Baby powder
  • Washcloth
  • Instant or powdered formula
  • First aid kit
  • First aid manuals
  • Infant Motrin or liquid Tylenol
  • Pacifier, toys, and other comfort items

Drawer Number Three: Pets

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Your furry or feathered loved ones need to be prepared, too! As with the drawer for children, your supply kit should be tailored to the individual needs of your pets.

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What’s inside:

  • Blanket
  • Food
  • Water
  • Bowl(s)
  • Leash
  • Collar
  • Toys
  • Treats
  • Copies of medical records

Drawer Number Four: Power Outage

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In case your electricity goes out and you don't have a generator, it's important to keep an extensive supply of candles, flashlights, batteries, and camping lanterns.

emergency prepper survivalist bug out bag drawers

What’s inside:

  • Lantern
  • Flashlight
  • Candle
  • Batteries
  • Matches and lighter
  • Battery-operated radio
  • First aid kit
  • Water
  • Blanket

For more emergency preparedness tips, be sure to watch the video below, and please SHARE!

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