Disaster Supplies

  • Store one (1) gallon of water per person, per day
  • Maintain a three (3) day supply
  • Maintain a three (3) day supply of non-perishable food per person


  • Ready to eat can foods like fruits, vegetables, etc.
  • Canned soups
  • Juice or soda
  • High-energy foods like crackers, cookies, peanut butter, jelly, etc.
Cooking Sources
  • Outdoor grills (gas or charcoal) and fuel if needed
  • Cans of sterno
  • Outdoor cooking pots/pans
  • Grill lighter or matches (store in water proof container)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Sanitation supplies
  • Extra clothing
  • Extra car/house keys
  • Extra pairs of glasses
  • Credit card/cash
  • Copies of important papers sealed in plastic
Tools and Equipment
  • Basic hand tools (hammer, screw driver)
  • Flashlights (2), with extra batteries
  • Portable radio, with extra batteries
  • Fire extinguisher (ABC type)
  • Blankets (one per family member)
  • Can opener (hand type)
  • Plastic garbage bags (box)
  • Baby supplies (three day supply)
  • Paper and pen/pencils
  • Rain gear/jacket
  • Warm coat (depending on season)
  • Gloves (work type)
  • Hand tools (shovels, brooms, etc.)
  • Window covering material (roll of heavy plastic or sheets of plywood)
  • Portable generator with suitable cords
  • Fuel for the generator (in proper container)

Note:  Have some plywood cut to window size.

Note:  This unit must be set-up outside so the cords are needed to run into the house.

First Aid Supplies
  • Prescription drugs (have a three (3) day supply on hand)
  • Non-prescription drugs (aspirin, etc.)
  • Assorted bandages
  • Safety pins
  • Soap
  • Moistened napkins (package)

Note:  All of these supplies can be purchased in a good quality first aid kit.

Note:  An emergency first aid booklet would also be a good idea.