it is designed to be the basis for some of the supplies that may be needed when an emergency or disaster happens. While
the materials included in this kit provide a good start, there is no standardized kit that can provide all supplies that individuals
may need for all emergencies. Your kit should be customized based on your own personal needs and the environment that you
live in. additional contents could include:
ing and Bedding
At least one complete change of clothing and
footwear per person.
Sturdy shoes or work boots.
Blankets or sleeping bags.
Hat and gloves.
Tools and Supplies
Flashlight and extra batteries
Mess kit, or paper cups, plates and plastic
Cash, traveler’s checks, change.
Non-electric can opener, utility knife.
Matches in waterproof container.
Shut-off wrench, (to turn off household gas and
Map of area
Battery operated radio and extra batteries
Plastic storage container
Toilet paper, towelettes
Soap, liquid detergent
Plastic garbage bags, ties
Plastic bucket with tight lid
Household chlorine bleach
Store one gallon of water per person per day
(two quarts for drinking, two quarts for food
preparation/sanitation) Note: Hot environments
and intense physical activity can dramatically
increase the amount of water that a person
needs to drink.
Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and
Canned juices, milk, soup (if powdered, store
High energy foods – peanut butter, jelly,
crackers, granola bars, trail mix
Comfort/stress foods – Cookies, hard candy,
sweetened cereals, instant coffee, tea bags
Medications (both prescribed and non-
cription) that you take, including pain
relievers, stomach remedies, etc. (Ask you
physician or pharmacist about storing
Important family documents (in a waterproof,
o Will, insurance policies, contracts,
deeds, stocks and bonds
o Passports, social security cards,
o Bank account numbers
o Credit card account numbers and
o Inventory of valuable household
goods, important telephone numbers
o Family records (birth, marriage, death
Entertainment – games and books
Supplies for persons with special needs, such as
infant, elderly, or persons with disabilities
Family or workplace disaster plan
Rethink your kit and individual needs at least once a year. Replace batteries, update clothes, etc
For more information about disaster Preparedness please visit the American Red Cross website