Disaster Supply Kit - Do You Have Yours Ready?


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Do You Have Yours Ready?​

TO PREPARE YOUR KIT​
Gather the following supplies:





​F​OOD

Store at least a three-day supply of non-perishable foods that do not require refrigeration, cooking, a lot of water or a lengthy preparation.

  • Such items might include ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables, canned juices, peanut butter, jelly, trail mix, and staples (sugar, salt, peppe​r).
  • Don't forget foods for family members with special needs such as infants or those on special diets.

WATER
  • Store water in plastic containers such as soft drink bottles or buy one-gallon containers of water.
  • Store one gallon of water per-person per-day for a three-day period.


FIRST AID KIT
  • Sterile adhesive bandages
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Needle
  • Moist towlettes
  • Antiseptic
  • Thermometer
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Cleanser/soap
  • Aspirin/pain reliever
  • Assorted sterile gauze pads
  • Antacid
  • Laxative
TOOLS AND SUPPLIES
  • Paper cups, plates & plastic utensils
  • Battery operated radio and extra batteries
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Non-electric can opener and utility knife
  • Pliers
  • Tape
  • Signal flare
  • Needles & thread
  • Map of the area
  • Aluminum foil

SANITATION
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Plastic garbage bags with ties
  • Plastic bucket with tight lid
  • Disinfectant
  • Household chlorine bleach
CLOTHING & BEDDING
  • Include at least one complete change of clothing and footwear per person.
  • Blankets/sleeping bags
  • Sunglasses
  • Sturdy shoes/workboots
  • Rain gear

SPECIAL ITEMS

Remember, some family members might need special items such as:
  • Infant formula, diapers, bottles, powdered milk
  • Prescription medications, insulin, denture needs, extra eyeglasses and/or contact lens supplies.
  • Important family documents: birth certificates, marriage licenses, wills, bank account numbers, deeds, credit card numbers and companies, insurance policies, passports (Keep these items in a watertight container).
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