This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com
If we had a choice, we’d all prefer to be at home when an emergency happens. But since we spend eight or more hours at work, there is a good chance an emergency can occur while we are at the office. Now is a good time to assemble an office emergency kit so you are not caught without supplies just in case.
Where to store your supplies
You can store your items in your desk drawer in a box, bin, or backpack. I personally use a Swiss Gear backpack that fits my laptop and a few other items should I need to walk home. It is roomy and sturdy.
What to include in your office emergency kit
- Water bottles – Although there is usually a water source in the office, it is still a good idea to have a few water bottles in case water supply is compromised. I also keep a Sport Berkey water filter bottle for everyday use that filters and improves the taste of tap water.
- Food bars – A few portable, high energy food bars should be sufficient while you are stuck at work or walking home.
- Comfortable shoes – Because I wear dress shoes at work, I need a comfortable pair to get through debris or other obstacles.
- An N-95 mask in case of dust or fumes.
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- First aid kit, including extra pair of glasses or contact lenses, contact lens solution, prescription medication, hand sanitizer
- Phone charger
- Weather radio
- Mylar blankets
- Heavy duty Gloves
For minor life emergencies
You can also add items that can come in handy for everyday mini emergencies such as a torn hem, a nasty stain right before an important meeting such as sewing kit, stain remover, eyeglasses repair kit. Also, keep an umbrella and other rain gear, extra jacket, and hand warmers.
I am sure there a lots more things I can add, but this list works for me, as I have my everyday carry as well as additional items in my car survival kit. What do you keep in your office emergency kit? Please share in the comments!
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