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Emergency Preparedness Checklist

Basic Emergency Checklist and Kit Preparation List


In the world today we have experienced a range of crisis, food supply delays, disasters and emergencies. It is critical to be prepared at all times to expect the unexpected event to keep you and your family safe.

The following is a list of basic essential items to keep on hand at
all times in the event of a crisis or disaster. This information is not
all inclusive but has been gathered by researching dozens of sources.
If you have additional ideas please email us and we will appreciate it.
So we will be updating our Emergency Checklist from time to time
and will include new ideas.

Your basic emergency supply checklist and kit might include the following suggested items:

  • Aluminum foil
  • Air Mattress
  • Backup Generator
  • Batteries
  • Blankets
  • Bleach
  • Booster cables
  • Boots
  • Camping equipment (if needed)
  • Can opener (manual)
  • Canned Foods
  • Cash or traveler's checks
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery
  • Children Toys, Books, Games
  • Clothes  (appropriate for your climate, extra dry socks, jackets)
  • Compass
  • Documents such as copies of insurance policies, family records, passports etc.
  • Duct tape
  • Dust mask (help filter contaminated air)
  • Eyeglasses
  • Emergency preparedness manual
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  • Fire extinguisher (5 lb., A-B-C type)
  • Fire starters (Cans of Sterno, Charcoal, Firelogs, Lighter Fluid, Cotton Balls with Petroleum jelly can easily start a fire)
  • First aid (see First Aid List)
  • Flares
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Food (non-perishable food like high energy foods - at least a 3 day supply)
  • Knife (all purpose outdoor)
  • Garbage Bags
  • Gloves (Work or Weather Protective)
  • Lighter
  • Map (paper, local)
  • Matches (in a waterproof container)
  • Moist towelettes
  • Multipurpose Tool
  • Needles, thread
  • Non-prescription drugs
  • Paper cups, plates, and plastic utensils
  • Paper, pencil
  • Paper Towels (keep plastic bags to dispose waste if needed)
  • Pet food and extra water for your pet
  • Plastic garbage bags
  • Plastic sheeting, tarps and duct tape (can help in creating shelter in place)
  • Pliers (to turn off utilities)
  • Puzzles
  • Radio (battery or hand crank powered with a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert)
  • Rain gear
  • Scissors
  • Shovel
  • Sleeping bag (and blankets for each person)
  • Soap
  • Shoes (sturdy)
  • Tape (Masking and Medical)
  • Telephone numbers (important)
  • Tire repair kit and pump
  • Toilet paper                                            
  • Tube tent
  • Tweezers
  • Two Way Radios
  • Watch (non-digital, not battery operated)
  • Water (one gallon per person per day for at least three days)
  • Whistle (signal for help)
  • Wrench

First Aid, helpful medications and medical supplies:

  • Alcohol (rubbing)
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Antiseptic
  • Activated charcoal
  • Antacid
  • Aspirin or non aspirin pain reliever
  • Antibiotic cream
  • Bandages
  • Bug Spray
  • Benadryl
  • Bleach 
  • Contacts
  • Contact Lens Solution
  • Denture Needs
  • Diabetic Supplies
  • First Aid Kit
  • Gauze pads (sterile)
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Infant Baby Needs (medicines, formula, bottles, diapers, wipes and diaper rash cream)
  • Extra Bandages and Gauze
  • Laxative 
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Pet Prescriptions
  • Prescription eyeglasses and hearing aids
  • Prescription medications
  • Thermometer
  • Vitamins and Supplements

Water Purification with Bleach and Medical Dropper -
"Most emergency experts and health officials suggest a mixture of 
8 drops of bleach to a gallon of generally clear water for best results."


Kit Storage Locations

The following is recommended by Ready.Gov website 

"Since you do not know where you will be when an emergency occurs, prepare supplies for home, work and cars.

Keep this kit in a designated place and have it ready in case you have to
leave your home quickly. Make sure all family members know where the kit is kept.

Be prepared to shelter at work for at least 24 hours. Your work kit should include
food, water and other necessities like medicines, as well as comfortable
walking shoes, stored in a “grab and go” case.

In case you are stranded, keep a kit of emergency supplies in your car."


For more detail information check out these official resources:


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