Store Water in plastic, unbreakable containers
Store one gallon of water per person per day
Keep at least a three day supply of water for each person and pet in your house


Store at least a three-day supply of nonperishable food ( Select foods that require no  refrigeration, cooking, and little or no water)
Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables
Canned juices, milk, soup (if powdered store extra water)
Staples: sugar, salt, pepper
High-energy foods: peanut butter, jelly, crackers, granola bars, trail mix
Foods for infants, elderly persons or persons on special diets and don’t forget to stock up on food for your pets
Comfort/stress foods: cookies, hard candy, sweetened cereals, instant coffee


Include at least one complete change of clothing and footwear per person
Sturdy shoes/work boots
Weather-appropriate clothing such as rain gear, hats and gloves, sunglasses
Blankets or sleeping bags

First Aid Kit

At least a three day supply of all prescriptions
Sterile adhesive bandages, gauze pads, roller bandages and safety pins in assorted sizes (several of each)
Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
Cleansing agent/soap
Non-prescription drugs such as aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever; anti-diarrhea medication, antacid
Moistened towlettes
Latex gloves (2 pairs)

Important Family Documents

Store in a waterproof, portable container
Wills, insurance policies, contracts, deeds, stocks and bonds, family records
Passports, immunization records, bank and credit card account numbers
Inventory of valuable household goods and important telephone numbers

Tools and Supplies

Paper cups, plates and plastic utensils
Battery-operated radio and extra batteries
Flashlights and extra batteries, whistle
Cash or travelers’ checks, change
Non-electric can opener, utility knife
Fire extinguisher: small canister, ABC type
Matches in a waterproof container
Plastic storage containers
Shut-off wrench to turn off household gas and water
Map of the area (for locating shelters)
Sanitation items such as toilet paper, soap, liquid detergent, feminine supplies, personal hygiene items
Plastic garbage bags, sheeting, ties
Plastic bucket with tight lid
Household chlorine bleach
Aluminum foil
Medicine dropper
Needles, thread
Tube tent
Paper, pencil
Signal flare