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Emergency Survival Kit

Make an Emergency Survival Kit

At a minimum, have the basic supplies listed below. Keep supplies in an easy ­to ­carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate.

  • Water—one gallon per person, per day (3 ­day supply for evacuation)Emergency Survival Kit
  • Food—non­perishable, easy ­to ­prepare items (3­day supply for evacuation)
  • Flashlight
  • Battery ­powered or hand­crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Medications (7­day supply) and medical items
  • Multi­purpose tool
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical Emergency Survival Kitinformation, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and emergency contact information 
  • Extra cash
  • Emergency blanket
  • Map(s) of the area

Consider the needs of all family members and add supplies to your kit. Suggested items to help meet additional needs are:

  • Medical supplies (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, cane)
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
  • Games and activities for children
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl) Emergency Survival Kit
  • Two-­way radios
  • Extra set of car keys and house keys
  • Manual can opener

Additional supplies to keep at home or in your kit based on the types of disasters common to your area:

  • Whistle
  • N95 or surgical masks
  • Matches
  • Rain gear
  • Towels
  • Work gloves Emergency Survival Kit
  • Tools/supplies for securing your home
  • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes 
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Duct tape
  • Scissors
  • Household liquid bleach
  • Entertainment items
  • Blankets or sleeping bags


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Comment balloon 2 commentsKate Pedersen • April 02 2011 02:32PM
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