Emergency Checklist Kit

The following is a list of items we recommend to be in your Emergency Kit. Be sure to consider individually each family member’s emotional, physical, well-being.

  • Water
  • As much water as you can carry
  • (Extra Portable Water: 3-5 Gallons of Water stored for sanitation and drinking)
  • Method of Water Purification
  • Food
  • 72-Hour Supply of Food
  • Can Opener
  • Warmth and Shelter
  • Windproof/Waterproof/Strike Anywhere Matches
  • Second method to start a fire
  • Tent/Shelter/Plastic Sheeting
  • Wool-blend Blanket/Sleeping Bag
  • Emergency Reflective Bag/Blanket
  • Hand and Body Warm Packs
  • Poncho
  • Lightweight Stove and Fuel
  • Light Sources
  • Flashlight with Extra
  • Batteries
  • Candle
  • Light sticks
  • Headlamp
  • Tools
  • Pocket Knife/Pliers
  • Shovel/Trowel
  • Hatchet or Axe
  • Sewing Kit
  • 50-Foot Nylon Rope
  • Duct Tape
  • First Aid
  • First-Aid Kit and Supplies
  • Burn Gel and Dressings
  • Bottle of Potassium Iodide
  • Tablets
  • N95 Respirator Mask
  • Communications
  • NOAA Weather Radio with Batteries or radio with alternate power sources
  • Whistle with neck cord
  • Personal Sanitation
  • Toilet Paper/Tissues
  • Toothbrush and Paste
  • Hand Sanitizer/Soap
  • Sanitary Napkins
  • Comb/Razor
  • Moist Towelettes
  • Garbage Bags, Plastic Ties
  • Cellphone & Charger(Hand crank)
  • Extra Clothing
  • A complete outfit of appropriate clothing for each family member. Include extra:socks, underwear, hat, sturdy shoes, and gloves
  • Money
  • At least $20 in your kit.
  • Be sure to include quarters for phone calls
  • Important Papers
  • Copies of documents important to your family (such as birth certificates, marriage licenses, wills, bank info, insurance forms), phone numbers you might need, credit card information
  • Stress Relievers
  • Games, books, hard candy, inspirational reading. For children: small toys, paper and pen, favorite security items
  • Portable Container
    Durable water-resistant duffel bag, frame pack or day pack
  • Additional Items
  • Extra Food
  • Camp Stove
  • Mess Kits and other cooking equipment
  • Sun Block
  • Insect Repellent
  • Portable Toilet
  • Snake Bite Kit
  • Special Medication or other needs
  • Local Map
  • Glasses
  • Infant Needs
  • Pet Food/Water
  • First Aid Book
  • Emergency Reference Material

Important to know

  1. Your kit should be in a portable container
    located near an exit of your house.
    This is so you can grab it on your way out
    of the house in a serious emergency. Do
    not overload your kit—you may have to
    carry it long distances to reach safety or
  2. Each family member should have their
    own kit with food, clothing and water.
    Distribute heavy items between kits.
  3. Enclose the extra clothing, matches, personal
    documents, and other items damageable
    by smoke or water in plastic to protect
    them. If it’s raining when you have to
    evacuate, you will appreciate the dry
  4. Keep a light source in the top of your kit, so
    you can find it quickly in the dark.
  5. Personalize your kit. Make sure you fill
    the needs of each family member.
  6. Inspect your kit at least twice a year.
    Rotate food and water. Check children’s
    clothing for proper fit. Adjust clothing for
    winter or summer needs. Check expiration
    dates on batteries, light sticks, warm packs,
    food and water.
  7. Consider the needs of elderly people as
    well as those with handicaps or other
    special needs. For example: for babies,
    store diapers, washcloth, ointment, bottles
    and pacifiers, and other special supplies.
    Emergency Kit Checklist
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