DETROIT (WWJ) – How prepared are you for an emergency? An effort was underway Thursday at Campus Martius in Detroit to support the idea of individuals being prepared for emergency conditions. … just in case.

The Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) are joining agencies and organizations nationwide to encourage households, businesses and communities to develop emergency preparedness plans.

While in Dearborn, Carl Douglas store manager at Harry’s Army Surplus on Telegraph told WWJ’s Mike Campbell there is an easy way to get started.

“There’s an emergency preparedness kit that we have in the store that you could have to cook food, it comes with glo-sticks in case you lose power – and you would leave this at your house – so you would have it with you continuously,” said Douglas.

He says they also build a ‘bug out’ bag – which comes with just about everything you need for roughly 72 hours.

The kit runs about two hundred dollars. “All you have to supply is the weapon and the ammo and throw it in the trunk of your car and you’re all set.” said Douglas.

If you find the starter kit limiting there are larger emergency supply kits you can purchase online that will supply the whole family for three months.

National Preparedness Month seeks to raise awareness of the need for all households to be self-reliant for at least three days, including having a dedicated supply of food, water and medications.

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