Consider these items when building your kit - Remember to right-size your kit. You may not need, or have room for, or be able to afford all these items right away, but each item will add to how well you can survive and recover after a disaster. Begin by building your kit for a 72-hour supply, then increase from there.
Remember, these are ideas. You may not need or have room for everything list on these pages. In addition, there may be things not on this list you may need to include. Prioritize what is important, then if you have room, add the nice-to-have items.
Food (2000-2500 calories/person/day), Water/Water Purifier (1 gallon/person/day), & Kitchen supplies (can opener, utensils, etc.)
First Aid Kit, Over-the-counter medicine (pain relief, anti-nausea, antacid, etc.)
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Gloves, N95 Masks, Goggles, Rain Jacket/Poncho
Tools: Multi-tool, Crowbar, Hatchet, Knife, Shovel, Multi-mode Flashlight, Waterproof Matches and/or Lighter, Emergency Radio (wind-up or solar-powered), Emergency signals (whistle, mirror, strobe), Batteries, Rope, & duct or gaffers tape.
Personal Supplies: Toiletries (Toilet paper, Toothbrush & Toothpaste, Feminine Hygiene, Shampoo, Change of Clothes, Sweater/Coat, Bug Repellant & Sunscreen, Blanket/Sleeping bag, Tent.
Extra Cash: Small Bills
Important Documents: Copies of Insurance, Birth & Marriage Certificates, Wills, Deeds & Titles, Contact for Financial Institutions, Disposable Camera, Pen & paper.
Personalized Needs: Glasses, Cane/Walker/Crutches, Pet Food and Care, Extra Prescription Medication (use that next and put new medicine in the kit), Infant & Child Needs, Games/Playing Cards