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The recommendations Ready.gov provides are intended to be the essential items every individual would need for the first 72 hours after a disaster, weapons are not considered among these items. Citizens are encouraged to customize their kits to accommodate their unique considerations; if you feel such items are necessary for 72 hours after a disaster you should modify your emergency kit accordingly.