Emergency Supply Kit

Simple Tips For Making Your Kit

  • Keep loose items in airtight plastic bags.
  • Use easy-to-carry containers or duffel bags and put them within reach near the exit you use most often.
  • Check and update your kit at least once a year.

These Items Should Last You Three To 14 Days

Items with an asterisk (*) are to be taken with you if you are planning to evacuate to a shelter.


  • Drinking water (one gallon per person per day)
  • Manual can opener
  • Nonperishable foods*
  • Canned meat, fish, fruit or vegetables
  • Bread in moisture proof packaging
  • Cookies, candy or dried fruit
  • Canned soups and nonperishable milk
  • Powdered or single-serve drinks
  • Cereal or granola bars
  • Packaged ketchup, mustard or mayonnaise
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Instant tea or coffee
  • Flashlight (one per person) *
  • Portable battery powered lanterns
  • Large trash bags
  • Battery operated radio *
  • Extra batteries, including hearing aid batteries
  • First aid kit including aspirin, antibiotic cream
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sunscreen (45 SPF recommended)
  • Waterproof matches / butane lighter
  • Money *
  • Unscented bleach or water purification tablets
  • Maps of the area with landmarks on it


  • Sterno fuel
  • Portable camp stove or grill with utensils
  • Stove fuel, charcoal with lighter fluid or propane
  • Disposable eating utensils, plates and cups
  • Napkins and paper towels
  • Aluminum foil
  • Oven mitts

Personal Supplies

  • Prescription medicines (one-month supply and copy of prescriptions) *
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Toilet paper
  • Entertainment: books, games, toys and magazines *
  • Bedding: pillows, sleeping bag *
  • Change of clothing *
  • Rain ponchos and work gloves
  • Extra eyeglasses or contacts

Important Documents

  • Insurance documents
  • A list of all your important contacts (family, doctors, insurance agents)
  • Banking information
  • Leases / mortgage
  • Proof of occupancy (such as utility bill) *
  • Photo inventory of your personal belongings *
  • Waterproof container to store the documents

Baby & Pet Supplies

  • Disposable diapers *
  • Formula, food and medication *
  • Bottles and feeding utensils
  • Dry and/or canned food
  • Manual can opener
  • Bowls for food and water to attach to the cage/carrier
  • ID tags and collars
  • Proof of recent immunizations
  • Water (half-gallon per day)
  • Litter box and supplies
  • Litter scooper
  • Carrying container
  • Plastic poop bags

Other Necessities

  • Tool box
  • ABC-rated fire extinguisher
  • Masking tape or duct tape
  • Outdoor extension cords
  • Spray paint
  • Standard single line phone (that does not require electricity)
  • Local phone book
  • Roofing tarps or plastic sheeting
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