Emergency Kit Checklist

The 72-Hour Emergency Kit should be individually tailored to meet the basic survival needs of your family for three days to a week. Most families prefer to store their emergency supplies in one location that is relatively safe, yet easily accessible if evacuation is required. Items may be stored in a 32-gallon trashcan, suitcase, duffle bag, backpack, footlocker, or individual packs for each family member.

Emergency Needs

  • Battery Powered Radio and/or NOAA Weather Radio
  • First Aid Kit & Manual
  • Sleeping Bags & Blankets (wool & thermal)
  • Manual Can Opener
  • Waterproof/Windproof Matches
  • Non-Perishable Foods
  • Flashlight
  • Water Storage (1 gallon per person per day)
  • Water purification tablets
  • Utility Knife
  • Emergency battery-operated candles or light sticks
  • Extra Eyeglasses/Contact Lenses
  • Essential Medications
  • Extra Clothing

 


Suggested Non-Perishable Food Items

  • Ready-to-eat goods in unbreakable containers
  • Canned or ‘stay fresh pouch’ meats
  • Juice
  • Dehydrated fruits & vegetables
  • Powdered milk
  • Infant care foods
  • Crackers
  • Peanut butter 

 


Sanitation Kit

  • Plastic Bucket w/Tightly Fitted Lid
  • Plastic Bags & Ties
  • Disinfectant
  • Improvised Toilet Seat
  • Paper Cups & Plates
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Baby Supplies
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Paper Towels
  • Personal Hygienic Needs
  • Plastic Utensils
  • Soap

 


Other emergency needs

  • Pen & Paper
  • Money
  • Address & Phone Numbers
  • Work Gloves
  • Basic Tools

 


Standard First Aid Kit

  • First Aid Manual
  • Aspirin or Pain Relievers
  • Laxatives
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Diarrhea Medicine
  • Petroleum Jelly
  • Soap
  • Salt
  • Gauze
  • Band-aid
  • Triangular Bandage (36”x36”x52”)
  • Elastic Bandage
  • Cotton Balls
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Safety Pins
  • Scissors
  • Thermometer
  • Sanitary Napkins (Pressure Dressing)
  • Disposable Diapers (Dressing/ Splint/Padding)
  • Microspore Adhesive, Paper Tape Matches
  • Needles
  • Tweezers
  • Small Splints, Popsicle Sticks
  • Heavy String
  • Syrup of Ipecac
  • Individual Medical Needs

 


Car Survival Kit

  • Always Maintain at Least 1/2 Tank of Gas
  • First Aid Kit & Manual
  • Class ABC Fire Extinguisher
  • Radio & Batteries
  • Non-Perishable Food Stored in Coffee Can
  • Bottled Water
  • Bag of Sand, Shovel & Tools
  • Blankets or Sleeping Bags
  • Sundry Kit, Paper & Pencil, Map, Tissues, Premoistened Towels, Plastic Bags, Essential Medications
  • Flashlights & extra batteries
  • Reflectors & flares
  • Jumper Cables
  • Short Rubber Hose for Siphoning

 


Make Copies of All Legal Papers

  • Marriage License
  • House Mortgage
  • Vacation Home / Property Ownership
  • Automotive Ownership
  • Motor Home Ownership
  • Wills
  • Jewelry Appraisals
  • Drivers Licenses
  • Trailers, Snowmobiles, Boat Ownerships
  • Insurance Policies
  • Bank Accounts

 


When Assembling Emergency Supplies for the Household, Include Items for Pets

  • Extra food (Store the food in sturdy containers).
  • Kitty litter
  • Large capacity self-feeder and water dispenser
  • Extra medications