Build a Kit – Make a Plan

A Family Disaster Kit, with enough supplies to last three (3) days, should be packed in easy-to-carry containers, and include:

Water: Store water in plastic containers such as soft drink bottles.  Store at least one gallon of water per person per day.

Food: Select foods that require no refrigeration, preparation, or cooking and need little or no water. Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables, canned juices, ultra-pasteurized or condensed milk, soup, peanut butter, jelly, crackers, food for infants, pet food, etc.

First Aid Kit: Prescription medications, prescription medication numbers and pharmacy numbers, sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes, 2-inch sterile gauze, 4-inch sterile gauze, adhesive tape, 2- and 3-inch roller bandages, scissors, tweezers, antiseptic, thermometer, petroleum jelly, safety pins, soap/cleaning agent, latex gloves, sunscreen, aspirin or pain reliever, anti-diarrhea medication, toilet paper, liquid detergent, feminine supplies, personal hygiene items, garbage bags, plastic bucket with tight lid, disinfectant, chlorine bleach, etc.

Tools and Supplies: Eating utensils, battery-operated radio and extra batteries, flashlight, cash, credit/debit card, non-electric can opener, pliers, tape, compass, matches in a waterproof container, signal flare, paper, pencil, whistle, map of the area, etc.

Clothing and Bedding: Sturdy shoes or work boots, rain gear, blankets or sleeping bag, hat and gloves, thermal underwear, sunglasses, at least one complete change of clothing and footwear per person.

Special items: Baby formula, diapers, bottles, powdered milk, medications, denture needs, games and books, etc.

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