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Water, food, and clean air are important things to have if an emergency happens. Each family or individual’s
kit should be customized to meet specific needs, such as medications and infant formula. It should also be
customized to include important family documents.
Recommended Supplies to Include in a Basic Kit:
 Water one gallon per person per day, for drinking and sanitation
 Non-perishable Food at least a three-day supply
 Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA
Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
 Flashlight and extra batteries
 First Aid kit
 Whistle to signal for help
 Filter mask or cotton t-shirt, to help filter the air
 Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for
personal sanitation
 Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
 Manual can opener if kit contains canned food
 Plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
 Important Family Documents
 Items for unique family needs, such as daily prescription medications, infant formula or diapers
 Cell phone and chargers
If you live in a cold weather climate, you must think about warmth. It is possible that the power will be out
and you will not have heat. Rethink your clothing and bedding supplies to account for growing children and
other family changes. One complete change of warm clothing and shoes per person, including:important
family documents.
Clothing and Bedding:
 A jacket or coat
 Long pants
 A long sleeve shirt
 Sturdy shoes
 A hat and gloves
 A sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person

Below are some other items for your family to consider adding to its supply kit.
Some of these items, especially those marked with a * can be dangerous,
so please have an adult collect these supplies.
 Emergency reference material such as a first aid book or a print out of the information on
 Rain gear
 Mess Kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils
 Cash or traveler’s checks, change
 Paper towels
 Fire Extinguisher
 Tent
 Compass
 Matches in a waterproof container *
 Signal flare*
 Paper, pencil
 Personal hygiene items including feminine supplies
 Disinfectant *
 Household chlorine bleach * – You can use bleach as a disinfectant (diluted nine parts water to one part
bleach), or in an emergency you can also use it to treat water. Use 16 drops of regular household liquid
bleach per gallon of water. Do not use scented, color safe or bleaches with added cleaners.
 Medicine dropper
 Important Family Documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records
in a waterproof, portable container.

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