- Water- at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days (Refresh every 6 months so that it stays fresh)
- Use for drinking, food preparation, and sanitation
- It is best to store water in plastic containers that will not break or decompose.
- Food- 3 to 7 days worth of non-perishable food (Refresh every 6 months so that it stays fresh)
- Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, and vegetables
- Non-electric can opener or utility knife
- High energy foods
- Food for infants
- Canned juices
- Staples (salt, sugar, peppers, spices, etc.)
- Comfort and Stress foods/ snack foods
- Cooking tools/ fuel
- Paper plates and plastic utensils, mess kit
- Clothing and Bedding
- Include at least one complete change of clothing and footwear per person
- Rain gear
- Sturdy shoes or work boots
- Blankets or sleeping bags
- Thermal underwear
- Hat and gloves
- First Aid Kit
- (20) adhesive bandages, various sizes.
- (1) 5" x 9" sterile dressing.
- (1) conforming roller gauze bandage.
- (2) triangular bandages.
- (2) 3 x 3 sterile gauze pads.
- (2) 4 x 4 sterile gauze pads.
- (1) roll 3" cohesive bandage.
- (2) germicidal hand wipes or waterless alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- (6) antiseptic wipes.
- (2) pair large medical grade non-latex gloves.
- Adhesive tape, 2" width.
- Anti-bacterial ointment.
- Cold pack.
- Scissors (small, personal).
- CPR breathing barrier, such as a face shield.
- Non-Prescription Drugs
- Pain Reliever
- Anti-diarrhea medication
- Antacid (for upset stomachs)
- Syrup of Ipecac (used to induce vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center)
- Activated charcoal (used if advised by the Poison Control Center)
- Sanitation items
- Toilet paper, towelettes
- Soap, liquid detergent
- Feminine supplies
- Personal hygiene items
- Plastic bucket with tight lid
- Household Chlorine Bleach
- Important documents in a waterproof container or plastic bag
- Insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, will, contracts deeds, stocks and bonds, passports, immunization records, credit card account numbers and companies
- Inventory of valuable household goods, important telephone numbers
- Family records (birth, marriage, death certificates)
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- A battery operated Radio
- Telephones- fully charged cell phone and a traditional (not cordless) telephone set
- Cash (with some small bills), travelers checks, and Credit Cards
- Vehicle fuel tanks filled
- Whistle to signal for help
- Plastic sheeting and duct tape to create a shelter
- Wrench or pliers to turn of utilities
- Local maps (for locating shelters)
- Fire Extinguisher
- Matches in a water proof container
- Paper and pencil
- Tube Tent
- Aluminum Foil
- Plastic storage container
- Signal Flare
- Needles and thread
- Medicine dropper
- Special items for babies
- Powdered milk
- Special items for Kids
- A few favorite books
- One or two favorite toys
- Crayons and paper
- Scissors and glue
- A Deck of cards
- A puzzle
- Stuffed animal, blanket, and pillow
- Pictures of family and pets
- Small people or figures that you can use to play out what is happening during your disaster—such as ambulance, fire truck, helicopter, dump truck, police car, small boats.
- A “keep safe” box with a few special treasures
- Special items for the disabled
- Prescription medicines, list of medications including dosage, list of any allergies
- Extra eyeglasses and hearing-aid batteries
- Extra wheelchair batteries, oxygen
- A list of the style and serial number of medical devices
- Medical insurance and Medicare cards
- List of doctors, relatives or friends who should be notified id you are hurt
- Special items for the adults
- Heart and high blood pressure medication
- Prescription drugs
- Denture needs
- Contact lenses and supplies
- Extra eye glasses
- Pet care items
- Proper identification/ immunization records/ medications
- Food and water
- A carrier or cage
- Muzzle and leash
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