Ready Riverside
COVID-19/Coronavirus Update

Make Another Kit

One big home kit can cover a wide range of disasters that may affect you and your family, but what if you are not at home when disaster strikes? Smaller supply kits can be helpful in key locations to help you get home to your main supply kit.


  • Car Kit – Get a small bag, tote, or milk crate that contains key items you may need while travelling in your car.

    • Jumper Cables
    • Blanket
    • Flashlight
    • Multitool
    • Duct tape
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Extra window washer fluid
    • First aid kit
    • Reflective vest
    • Warning signal device (reflective triangles, emergency flasher, flare, etc.)
    • Winter supplies if travel in the mountains in winter is possible (tire chains, gloves, jacket, ice scraper)
    • Food and water if long distance travel is planned, esp. in the desert.


  • Vacation Kit – Pack a backpack with supplies you may need to get home if disaster strikes while on vacation. Make sure you do research on hazards that may impact the area you are travelling too, and if you are travelling by plane, plan to carry the back on if complete it with items you can’t bring through security at the airport or once you arrive.

    • Food and Water
    • Extra Cash
    • Travel Documents
    • First Aid Kit
    • Extra Medication
    • Extra Toiletries
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Personal Needs


  • Workplace Kit – Pack supplies you may need while at work, until you are able to get home. Consider working with your co-workers and manager to add documents and supplies to help your organization bounce back or even continue to operate after a disaster.

    • Food and Water
    • First Aid Kit
    • Toiletries
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Personal Needs
    • Work-Related Documents, Supplies, and Tools


  • CERT Backpack Ideas (for those that have completed the CERT Basic Training Course)

    • Personal Protective Equipment (Replace gloves & goggles with pairs that fit)
    • CERT Field Operations Guide
    • Non-Sparking 4-in-1 Emergency Tool
    • Trash Bags
    • Small Fire Extinguisher
    • First Aid Kit
    • Long-sleeve cotton shirt
    • Cotton pants or jeans
    • Boots or sturdy shoes
    • Sunscreen & Bug Repellant
    • Food & Water
    • Flashlight and/or headlamp (& extra batteries)
    • Duct & Masking Tape
    • Colored Triage tape or markers
    • Pens, pencils, note pad, markers


Remember, these are ideas. You may not need or have room for everything list on these pages. Prioritize what is important, then if you have room, add the nice-to-have items.