Most people don’t think this could happen to them. But, whether it’s a tornado, structure fire, flood, or getting caught in an ice storm on the road, someday you will need your emergency kit. Over many years, I have personally assisted in putting together thousands of packs of emergency gear that our Kiwanis organization (Texas and Oklahoma District) have delivered to people who lost their homes or were stuck in shelters. I have learned what most people need to have with them in such an emergency. You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars putting an emergency kit together. Most, if not all, of the items can be found in your home or apartment. Take a look at my emergency kit list. Visit my website at www.tincross.com if you need additional items that will make the first 24 to 48 hours easier to manage if you should need to leave your home or find yourself in a shelter for a few days.