Keep the items that you would most likely need during an evacuation in an easy-to-carry container. Possible containers include a large, covered trash container, a camping backpack, or a duffel bag.

❏ Store one gallon of water per person per day and keep at least a three-day supply of water per person. Store water in plastic containers such as soft drink bottles. Avoid using containers that will decompose or break, such as milk cartons or glass bottles.  A normally active person needs to drink at least two quarts of water each day. Hot environments and intense physical activity can double that amount. Children, nursing mothers, and those who are ill will need more. Store any additional water needed for food preparation and hygiene.

Store at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food. Select foods that require no refrigeration, preparation or cooking, and little or no water. If you must heat food, pack a can of sterno. Select food items that are compact and lightweight. Include a selection of the following foods in your kit:
❏ Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, and vegetables
❏ Canned juices
❏ Staples (salt, sugar, pepper, spices, etc.)
❏ High-energy foods
❏ Comfort/stress foods
❏ Food for infants
❏ Vitamins

First Aid Kit
Assemble a first aid kit for your home and one for each car.
❏ (20) adhesive bandages, various sizes
❏ (1) 5" x 9" sterile dressing
❏ (1) conforming roller gauze bandage
❏ (2) triangular bandages
❏ (2) 3" x 3" sterile gauze pads
❏ (2) 4" x 4" sterile gauze pads
❏ (1) roll 3" cohesive bandage
❏ (2) germicidal hand wipes or waterless alcohol-based hand sanitizer
❏ (6) antiseptic wipes
❏ (2) pair large medical grade non-latex gloves
❏ Adhesive tape, 2" width
❏ Anti-bacterial ointment
❏ Cold pack
❏ Scissors (small, personal)
❏ Tweezers
❏ CPR breathing barrier, such as a face shield

Tools and Supplies
❏ Mess kits, or paper cups, plates, and plastic utensils
❏ Emergency preparedness manual
❏ Battery-operated radio and extra batteries
❏ NOAA weather radio (broadcast warnings and post-event information for all types of disasters — natural and technological)
❏ Flashlight and extra batteries
❏ Credit card and cash or traveler's checks, change
❏ Non-electric can opener, utility knife
❏ Fire extinguisher: small canister ABC type
❏ Dust mask
❏ Tube tent
❏ Pliers
❏ Tape
❏ Compass
❏ Matches in a waterproof container
❏ Aluminum foil
❏ Plastic storage containers
❏ Signal flare
❏ Pencil/pen, paper/pads
❏ Needles, thread
❏ Medicine dropper
❏ Shut-off wrench to turn off household gas and water
❏ Whistle
❏ Plastic sheeting
❏ Map of the area (for locating shelters)

Clothing and Bedding
Include at least one complete change of clothing and footwear per person.
❏ Sturdy shoes or work boots
❏ Rain gear
❏ Blankets or sleeping bags
❏ Hat and gloves
❏ Thermal underwear
❏ Sunglasses

Special Items
Remember family members with special requirements, such as infants and elderly or disabled persons:

For Baby
❏ Formula
❏ Diapers
❏ Bottles
❏ Powdered milk
❏ Medications

For Adults
❏ Heart and high blood pressure medication
❏ Insulin
❏ Prescription drugs
❏ Denture needs
❏ Contact lenses and supplies
❏ Extra eye glasses
❏ Extra set of car keys

Important Family Documents
❏ Keep these records in a waterproof, portable container:
❏ Will, insurance policies, contracts, deeds, stocks and bonds
❏ Passports, social security cards, driver’s license, immunization records
❏ Bank account numbers
❏ Credit card account numbers and companies
❏ Inventory of valuable household goods, important telephone numbers
❏ Family records (birth, marriage, death certificates)

Non-Prescription Drugs
❏ Aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever
❏ Anti-diarrhea medication
❏ Antacid (for stomach upset)
❏ Syrup of Ipecac (use to induce vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center)
❏ Laxative
❏ Activated charcoal (use if advised by the Poison Control Center)

❏ Toilet paper, towelettes
❏ Soap, liquid detergent
❏ Feminine supplies
❏ Personal hygiene items
❏ Plastic garbage bags, ties (for personal sanitation uses)
❏ Plastic bucket with tight lid
❏ Disinfectant
❏ Household chlorine bleach

❏ Games
❏ Books