New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: From earthquakes to cyclones to lockdown to losing power for several days, the year 2020 has been full of natural calamities that have affected our lives in different ways and forced us to prepare for the worst. We might not know when a natural calamity might strike us anytime and thus it has become extremely important for us to prepare for the worst of the situation. 

So as you prepare yourself for an earthquake, cyclone or any other natural calamity, here’s a list of things that you should always keep in your emergency kit:   

Water and ready-to-eat food

Food and water are the most important thing for survival. Therefore, you should always have water and ready-to-eat food in your emergency kit. Remember that you should always carry food and water for at least three days. 

First aid kit:

First aid kit is very important and you should always have some extra medicines, Band-Aids, antibiotic ointment, hand sanitizers, etc. in your emergency kit.


You should always carry tools like candles, scissors, flashlight, extra batteries, a knife, etc. with yourself. You might never what of the above-mentioned things might help you during a crisis and save your life.


It is advisable to carry an extra amount of cash in your emergency kit. During a crisis, ATMs and banks might not work and you might run of cash. To avoid that situation, you should always carry some cash with you.


Always keep your important documents like driving license, Aadhar card, passport, birth certificates, ration card, etc. in your emergency kit. These are all important documents and a person just can’t afford them to lose.

Mobile phone and portable cell phone battery

You should always carry your charger with your phone. You can also keep a portable cell phone battery, which attaches to your phone via a USB charger, with yourself during a crisis.

Energiser Batteries:

You are advised to keep energiser batteries in your emergency kit. They have a shelf-life of ten years and are easily available.   

Blankets and extra clothes:

You can also keep blankets and some extra clothes with you in your emergency kit during a crisis. They can help you in rains, snowfall and floods.  

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma