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Disaster Supplies Kit
There are six basics you should stock in your home: water
, first aid
, clothing and bedding
, and special items.
Keep the items you will most likely need during an evacuation in an easy-to-carry container such as a large, covered trash container, camping backpack or duffle bag. Keep a smaller version of the disaster supplies kit in the trunk of your car.
- Water should be stored in durable plastic containers such as soft drink
bottles. Avoid using containers that may decompose or break. Never ration
water. Drink what you need and find more later. Change water
supplies every three months.
- Store one gallon of water per person per day.
- Have purifying agents available.
- Store at least a three day supply of non-perishable food for each person. Select foods that require no refrigeration, cooking or preparation. Select food items that are compact and lightweight and rotate the food supply every six months.
- Ready to eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables
- Soups - bouillon cubes or dried soups in a cup
- Milk - powdered or canned
- Stress foods - sugar cookies, hard candy
- Staples - sugar, salt, pepper
- Juices - canned, powdered or crystallized
- Smoked or dried meats such as beef jerky
- High energy foods - peanut butter, nuts, trail mix, etc.
First Aid Kit
- You should have two first aid kits - one for your home adn the other for your car. The kit should include:
- Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes
- 3-inch sterile gauze pads (8-12)
- 2-inch sterile gauze pads (8-12)
- Triangular bandages(3)
- Hypoallergenic adhesive tape
- 2 & 3-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls each)
- Safety razor blade
- Bar of soap
- Moistened towelettes (8-10 packages)
- Antiseptic spray
- Tongue blades and wooden applicator sticks
- Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
- Assorted sizes of safety pins
- Latex gloves
Tools and Supplies
- Mess kits, or paper cups, plates and plastic utensils
- Battery operated radio and extra batteries
- Cash or traverlers checks, change
- Fire extinguisher, small canister, ABC type
- Aluminum foil
- Signal flare
- Needles, thread
- Shut-off wrench for gas and water
- Plastic sheeting
- Family emergency preparedness plan
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Non-electric can opener, utility knife
- Tube tent
- Matches in a waterproof container
- Pastic storage containers
- Paper, pencil
- Medicine dropper
- Dust mask and work gloves
Clothing and Bedding
- Include at least one complete change of clothing and footwear per person.
- Sturdy shoes or work boots
- Blankets or sleeping bags
- Thermal underwear
- Rain gear
- Hat and gloves
- Remember family members with special needs such as infants, elderly, or disabled individuals.
- Toilet paper, towelettes
- Feminine supplies
- Plastic garbage bags, ties
- Plastic bucket with tight lid
- Household chlorine bleach
- Soap, liquid detergent
- Personal hygiene items
- Small shovel, to dig expedient latrine
- For Baby
- Powdered milk
- For Adults
- Heart and high blood pressure medications
- Prescription drugs
- Contact lenses and supplies
- Denture needs
- Extra eye glasses
- Entertainment - Games for children; books for adults.
- Important Family Documents - Keep these records in a waterproof, portable container.
- Will, insurance policies, contracts, deeds, stocks and bonds
- Bank account numbers
- Inventrory of valuable household goods, important telephone numbers
- Passports, social security cards, immunization records
- Credit card account numbers and companies
- Family records (birth, marriage, death certificates)
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