Emergency Supplies

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Printable Supply List here:

Emergency Kit Supply List

 

ESSENTIALS (enough for one week’s supply)

 

o   Water (1 gallon per person per day; 1 week’s supply)

o   Water storage container, long-term (15 gallon or larger)

o   Water purification supplies: filter or tablets

o   Water preserver treatment

o   Fire extinguisher (A-B-C type)

o   First aid kit (see contents list below)

o   Non-perishable food (MREs, canned, dry mixes)

o   Can opener (manual)

o   Blankets and/or sleeping bags

o   Portable radio (crank or solar)

o   Flashlights and batteries

o   Prescription medication

o   Extra eyeglasses

o   Extra house and car keys

o   Pet supplies (see below)

o   Cash and change

o   Infant supplies

 

FIRST AID KIT (click to see our selection of pre-made first aid kits)

 

Basic Supplies:

o   Adhesive bandages in multiple sizes

o   Antibacterial ointment

o   Antihistamine

o   Antiseptic wipes

o   Blister treatment

o   Butterfly bandages/wound-closure strips

o   First Aid manual

o   Gauze pads

o   Ibuprofen/pain-relief medication

o   Insect sting relief ointment

o   Medical adhesive tape

o   Nonstick sterile pads

o   Safety pins

o   Tweezers, fine-point

 

Wound Care:

o   Elastic wrap

o   Cleansing pads with topical anesthetic

o   Liquid bandages

o   Rolled gauze

 

Medication/Treatments:

o   Antacid tablets

o   Aspirin (primarily for response to a heart attack)

o   Glucose or other sugar to treat hypoglycemia

o   Hand sanitizer

o   Injectable epinephrine

o   Lubricating eye drops

o   Oral rehydration salts

o   Poison ivy/poison oak preventative and treatment

o   Prescription medications

o   Throat lozenges

 

Other supplies:

 

o   Bandage shears

o   Cotton-tipped swabs

o   Finger splints

o   Insect repellant

o   Lip balm, sunscreen

o   Magnifying glass

o   Medical gloves (nitrile and latex)

o   Mylar blankets

o   Oral thermometer

o   SAM splint

o   Small mirror

o   Waterproof container to hold supplies

 

COOKING

o   Plastic utensils

o   Plastic plates, cups

o   Paper towels

o   Camp stove

o   Fuel for camping stove

o   Small cooking pot set

o   Aluminum foil

TOOLS & SUPPLIES

o   Axe

o   Broom and dustpan

o   City/area map

o   Coil of rope

o   Duct tape

o   Gas & water shutoff wrench

o   Headlamp and batteries

o   Needle-nose pliers with wire-cutter

o   Pocket knife and/or multi-tool

o   Shovel

o   Staple gun

o   Tool kit: multi-bit screwdriver, pliers, hammer

 

PET SUPPLIES

o   Blanket

o   Bowls for water and food

o   Carrier for each pet

o   Disposable bags

o   Extra collar and leash

o   Food

o   Litter and tray

o   Medications

o   Pet first aid kit

o   Recent photos (in case pet becomes lost)

o   Toys/bones

o   Rabies certificate and license 

o   Veterinary records (including vaccinations)

o   Water

 

COMMUNICATION

o   Cell phones & chargers (car, solar or manual/crank)

o   Copies of important family documents (insurance policies, property records, bank account information)

o   Copies of important identification documents: driver’s license, birth certificate, passport

o   External battery charger
o   Names and telephone numbers:

  • Police, fire, paramedics, and nearby medical centers

  • Neighbors

  • Landlord or property manager

  • Electric, gas, and water companies

o   Important medical information, such as allergies, regular medications, etc.

o   Vehicle identification number (VIN), year, model, and license number of your automobile(s), boat, RV, etc.

o   Bank or credit union telephone number, online banking login information, your account types, and numbers

o   Local radio and television broadcast stations to tune to for emergency broadcast information

 

SAFETY AND COMFORT

o   N95 masks 

o   Sturdy shoes

o   Candles

o   Matches/lighters

o   Heavy duty work gloves

o   Garden hose for siphoning or fire-fighting

o   Change of clothing

o   Light sticks

o   Knife or razor blade/box cutter

o   Tent with rain fly            

o   Whistle

 

SANITATION

o   Trash bags, plastic

o   Trash cans

o   Shampoo and body wash

o   Biodegradable soap

o   Collapsible sink or wash basin

o   Bleach (can be used as disinfectant or water preserver)

o   Feminine hygiene supplies

o   Tarp

o   Poncho

o   Moist towelettes

o   Toothpaste/toothbrush

o   Toilet paper

Are you prepared for an emergency?

 

Our extensive selection of emergency supplies will allow you to build a supply kit that will ensure that you and your family are prepared, just in case.

 

What is an Emergency Supply Kit?

An emergency supply kit is a collection of basic items that your household may need in the event of an emergency. Complete list below

In addition to an extensive emergency kit, you should also have a "go-bag" that can be easily accessed and transported in the event of an emergency. Read more about what to include in a go-bag here. 

Tips for Building an Emergency Kit:

  • Assemble your kit before you need it! You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice, and will likely not have time to search or shop for the items you need.

  • Plan to have enough supplies for each family member for at least 72 hours.

  • Basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones may be cut off for days or even a week, or longer. Your supply kit should contain items to help you manage during these outages.

  • You should have separate kits for your home, cars, and office. 

  • Label all perishable items with “Date of Purchase” and “Expiration Date.” Don’t forget to date any replacement items.

  • Put heavier items on bottom of container.

  • Put life safety items at the top (first aid kit, fire extinguisher, flashlight).

  • Check all kits every October 17th. Rotate dated items into normal household stock or give away, and replace.

 
 

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