Emergency Essentials Kit

Emergency Essentials Kit

Emergency Essentials Kit


  • 7-day supply of non-perishable food that doesn’t need cooking, hand-operated can opener, plastic plates, cups, utensils
  • WATER 1 gallon of drinking water per person per day enough for 7 days

Personal Hygiene

  • Hand sanitizer or disinfectant wipes
  • Toilet paper, paper towels, garbage bags
  • Dental care and vision products
  • Travel-size soaps and other beauty supplies
  • Change of clothes, pair of shoes and blanket per person


  • Portable, battery-powered radio
  • Land-line phone with long cord
  • Extra batteries for flashlights, lanterns, radio
  • Extra cell phone battery & car charger
  • Whistle

Transportation Items

  • State and regional road maps
  • Basic repair items (tools, tire patch kit, engine oil)
  • Games, books, puzzles

First Aid

  • Red Cross approved first aid kit
  • Backup prescriptions for essential medications

Clean Air Items

  • Nose and mouth protection masks (N-95 rating)
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Duct tape


  • Flashlights for each family member with extra batteries
  • Fluorescent lanterns for each common area
  • Waterproof matches or a utility lighter

Family Safety Items

  • Smoke detector with battery for each floor
  • Carbon monoxide detector with battery backup
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-scented bleach for sanitization
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • Shovel and basic tools\

Pet Needs

  • 7-day supply of non-perishable pet food and water
  • Cage or pet carrier and leash
  • Pet medications and pet first-aid kit
  • Current photo in case you are separated
  • Cat litter and box
  • Pet bed and toys

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