Disaster Supply Kit
  • 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
    • Vitamins
    • 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
    • Sunglasses
    • 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).
    • Tweezers.
    • 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)
    • Laxative
    • 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
    • Disinfectant
    • 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
  • Keys
  • Tools
  • 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
  • Compass
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Plastic storage container
  • Signal Flare
  • Needles and thread
  • Medicine dropper
  • Special items for babies
    • Medications
    • Formula
    • Diapers
    • Bottles
    • 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
    • Insulin
    • 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
  • Entertainment
    • Toys, books, and games

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