Emergency Supply Kits

Use the following list to develop your emergency supply kits.

Food & Water Kit

  • A minimum of three days worth of non-perishable food such as:

Ready to eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables
Canned juices, milk and soup
Easy to eat foods – energy bars, nuts, trail mix
“Comfort food” – cookies, cereal, coffee, tea

  • Water – one gallon per person for each day
  • Baby foods and formula
  • Food and water supply for pets
  • Iodine tablets for water purification

Medicine & First Aid Kit

  • Bandages in assorted sizes, gauze pads, sterile dressing and tape
  • Scissors, tweezers and cold packs
  • Antiseptic wipes and anti-bacterial hand sanitizer
  • Non-latex gloves, CPR breathing barrier
  • Non-prescription medications – pain relievers and stomach remedies for both adults and children
  • Essential prescription medications
  • Special needs (i.e. bug repellent, hearing aid batteries)

Communication Tools Kit

  • Battery-powered radio, able to receive the National Weather Service station, plus extra batteries
  • Cell phone charger for use in the car
  • Map of local area
  • Road map of possible evacuation routes
  • Camera

Personal Supply Kits

  • One complete change of clothing and footwear for each member of your family, taking into account the climate you live in
  • Hygiene products such as toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, comb, brush, feminine supplies
  • Comfort items – games, cards, toys
  • Baby supplies, if required

Tools and Supplies Kit

  • Flashlights with extra batteries
  • Whistle
  • Notebook and pen
  • Manual can opener and a jackknife
  • Disposable utensils, plates cups and bowls
  • Pot and/or pan for cooking
  • Camp stove with fuel
  • Matches in waterproof container
  • Plastic garbage bags and ties
  • Toilet paper
  • Emergency “space” blankets

Car Kit

  • Walking shoes
  • Flashlight, extra batteries
  • Bottled water and non-perishable foods, such as energy bars
  • First aid kit
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Seasonal supplies (i.e. summer – sun screen; winter – gloves and blankets)
  • Jumper cables, flares, tire repair kit


  1. Change your stored water every three months
  2. Rotate your stored food every six months
  3. Review your kits and family needs at least once a year – replace batteries, update clothes