First Aid Kit (one for your home and one for each car)
Note: As a precaution, do not include candles. Candles cause more fires after a disaster.
3 gallons of water per person/day, minimum, in a food-grade, plastic container.
Water purification tablets
Additional water for sanitation
Minimum 5-day supply of non-perishable food that requires no refrigeration or preparation and little or no water.
Ready-to-eat canned meats
Ready-to-eat soups (not concentrated)
Quick energy snacks
Household chlorine bleach
Soap, liquid detergent
Toilet paper, towelettes, paper towels
Personal hygiene items
Cloth towels (at least 3)
Plastic bucket with tight lid
Plastic garbage bags, ties (for personal sanitation use)
Plastic garbage bags, ties
Sturdy shoes or work boots
Blankets or sleeping bags
Complete change of clothing and footwear per person
TOOLS & SUPPLIES:
Matches in a waterproof container
Assorted nails, wood screws
Pliers, screwdriver, hammer
Plastic storage containers
Heavy cotton or hemp rope
Cash, traveler’s checks, change
Map of the area
Nonelectric can opener, utility knife
Cell phone with charger
Mess kits, or paper cups, plates and plastic utensils
Tape, duct tape and plumber’s tape or strap iron
Patch kit and can of seal-in-air for tires
Shut off wrench, to turn off household gas and water
Non-tippable food and water containers
Leash, harness, carrier
Records of vaccinations
Important telephone numbers
Record of bank account numbers
Family records (birth, marriage, death certificates)
Inventory of household valuables
Copy of will, insurance policies, contracts, deeds, stock and bonds
Records of credit card account numbers and companies
Copy of passport, social security cards and immunization records
FAMILY MEDICAL NEEDS:
Prescription drugs in original containers
Heart and high blood pressure needs
Contact lenses and supplies
Family photos and other irreplaceable personal items
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