The best way to prepare for a disaster is to stock emergency supplies that can help you in an emergency. Here are some of the things you should include in such a stockpile.

Medical Supplies

Medical supplies are some of the most valuable things in case of an emergency. First, retail medical supplies may be in limited supply when an emergency strikes. Secondly, the risks of accidents or diseases increase during disasters. The good news is that most medical supplies don't take up too much space, so they are inexpensive to store. Apart from drugs (don't forget to confirm the expiry dates), you should also store bandages, finger splints, suture supplies, and blood pressure cuff, among others.


Depending on the type of prepper you are, you may also be interested in storing weapons. This includes things like guns and knives. Of course, the first thing is to ensure that your weapons are legally obtained and owned. You don't want your doomsday preparation measures to hit a snag when you are arrested for possessing illegal guns. Secondly, you should look for a self-storage facility that accepts your types of weapons because many of them do not accept some weapons, such as guns.


You should also gather some food, the kind you can store in a self-storage unit, and keep them in your unit. Apart from weapons, food also belongs to the category of prohibited items in most storage facilities, so you need to do your research well. However, there are some types of foods that some storage facilities will accept, such as canned goods, dry cereal, dried foods, and powdered foods, among others. As usual, you need to talk to the facility's management first before hauling your box of foods to the unit.

Camping Gear

Lastly, you also need some camping gear because you don't know when you will face a disaster where you can't sleep in your house. Some forms of camping gear are even useful for those who can still sleep in their houses during disasters. For example, extra blankets become handy when the heat is out, and flashlights are necessary when the power is out.

Are you interested in stocking emergency supplies to help you survive a disaster? If you have been thinking about such supplies, then you should also consider storing them outside your home; for example, in a self-storage unit. They are likely to be more secure in your self-storage unit than in your home.

Contact a company like National Self Storage - Denver for more information and assistance.