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ASSEMBLE YOUR FIVE-PART SUPPLY KIT Your experience after an emergency can range from inconvenient to disastrous. Being prepared with the right supplies can make all the difference. You can add extras that match your family’s needs. Supply Kit Checklist
1. Home Water Store a one-week supply of water. Water is more essential to survival than any other supply. Replace supply every six months to a year. Store one gallon per person per day for drinking (extra for sanitation and pets) Store water tightly in clean plastic containers such as soft drink bottles; avoid glass containers or gallon water jugs which are likely to break Store in a cool place away from sunlight Whether you store tap or bottled water, replace your water supply with fresh water every six months to a year
2. Home Food Store a one-week supply of non-perishable food that doesn’t need refrigeration, cooking, or water. Every six months, pick up a few replacement items for your kit every trip to the store. Precooked food in a can or package, including beans, pasta, vegetables, fruit, juice, milk, meat, fish, peanut butter, dried fruit, unsalted nuts, and crackers Manual can opener for canned food Staples such as sugar, honey, tea, coffee Vitamins, protein energy bars, comfort snacks Special food for infants and those with allergies
3. Home Supplies These are essential supplies to have ready for use after an emergency. Put contents in a large plastic garbage can with wheels or other container that you can easily move. Battery/solar-powered/hand crank radio and a NOAA weather radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both Battery lanterns or flashlights, extra batteries First aid kit and instruction guide Moist towelettes, sturdy garbage bags, twist ties, and plastic bucket for emergency toilet Empty garbage can to store waste Extra warm blankets or sleeping bags for each person in case of cold temperatures Sturdy gloves for cleaning up broken glass or debris Scissors, duct tape, and plastic sheets/bags to cover broken windows or create shelter Bungee cords, utility knife, crowbar, and other tools to help repair damage or create shelter Wrench or pliers to turn off gas, water, electricity
4. To Go Bags(or backpack, one for each person) These are supplies you can use at home or to take with you in case of a home evacuation (keep to-go bags under your bed or close to an exit). Make extra to-go bags to keep in your car and at work. Local street maps and shelter information Copies of vital documents ID in a waterproof bag or wallet (passport, emergency contact list, insurance/bank info, and family photos for identification purposes). One-month supply of prescription medicines, refilled before the expiration date List of allergies/medicine/dosages for entire family Emergency cash and change Pocket flashlight and batteries Pocketknife, tape, permanent marker, notepad Whistle to signal for help Dust masks to help filter contaminated air Sturdy shoes, warm coat, compact rain poncho, and a hat with a brim/visor for warmth and sun/rain protection Toothbrush, small container of sunblock lotion, tampons, lip balm, mints Energy bars and small bottle of water
5. Extras Emergency reference information or printouts from www.ready.gov Household unscented chlorine bleach for water purification Extra pair of prescription glasses Books, games, puzzles for children Special care items for infants, children, seniors, and people with disabilities Family camping tent if you have to sleep outside Camping mess kits or paper cups/plates, disposable utensils, and paper towels Camping or Sterno stove, fuel, and matches to use if you are sure there is no danger of gas leaks or fire Disposable camera to record damage Food, water, blankets, and medicine for your pets
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