Emergency Supplies List

* This information if from the American Public Health Administration – for more information click here

Emergency Supplies

√ Flashlight and batteries
√ Manual can opener
Battery-operated radio (and batteries) or hand-cranked radio
Matches in waterproof container
Utility knife
Paper and pencil
Cash, traveler’s checks and coins
Paper cups, plates, plastic utensils, paper towels
Garbage bags
Small, canister ABC-type fire extinguisher
Needles, thread ␣Plastic sheeting
Duct tape, scissors
Extra set of keys and IDs
Local maps
Small tent, compass and shovel
Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper

  • When diluted nine parts water to one part bleach, this can be used as a disinfectant. In an emergency, you can use it to treat water by using 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water. Do not use bleach with added cleaners or bleach that is scented.

Food and water

Three days worth of drinking water, with one gallon of water per person per day.
Three-day supply per person of non-perishable foods.
Three-day supply of Pet food

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Sheep/Goats
  • Chickens

First aid and emergency medical kit

First aid manual
Bandages, including gauze and bandage tape
Germicidal hand wipes or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
Antiseptic wipes
Non-latex gloves
Antibacterial ointment
Scissors (small, personal)
CPR breathing barrier, such as a face shield
Prescription medications (such as heart and blood pressure med- ications or asthma inhalers) and medical supplies, such as insulin and blood-pressure monitoring equipment, if applicable
Non-prescription medication, such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, anti-diarrhea medicine, antacids and laxatives

Personal items

Extra prescription eyeglasses, if applicable
Denture and contact lens supplies, if applicable
Hearing aid batteries, if applicable
Diapers and infant supplies, if applicable
Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person.
Additional bedding if you live in a cold-weather climate.

Birth, marriage and death certificates
Insurance policies and will
Contracts, deeds, stocks and bonds
Passports, Social Security cards
Immunization records

Complete change of clothing for each person, including a long-sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes.
If you live in a cold climate, add jacket or coat, hat, mittens and scarf.

Moist towelettes, feminine hygiene supplies, latex gloves and other items for personal sanitation

Bank account numbers, credit card account numbers and company contact information Prescription information
Inventory of valuable household goods
Veterinary records for pets, as well as pet photos


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