PREPARE A FULL KIT

 
 
Being prepared for disasters is extremely important.  It can prevent loss of life and property.  Here are some ways that you can prepare a safety kit of your own.  ARK thanks FEMA for allowing us to use their recommended safety kit list on this page.


First Aid Supplies

Supplies

Home

Vehicle

Work

Adhesive bandages, various sizes




5 " x 9 " sterile dressing




Conforming roller gauze bandage




Triangular bandages




3 " x 3 " sterile gauze pads




4 " x 4 " sterile gauze pads




Roll 3 " cohesive bandage




Germicidal hand wipes or waterless, alcohol-based hand sanitizer             




Antiseptic wipes




Pairs large, medical grade, non-latex gloves




Tongue depressor blades




Adhesive tape, 2 " width




Antibacterial ointment




Cold pack




Scissors (small, personal)




Tweezers




Assorted sizes of safety pins




Cotton balls




Thermometer




Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant




Sunscreen




CPR breathing barrier, such as a face shield




First aid manual




Non-Prescription and Prescription Medicine Kit Supplies

Supplies

Home

Vehicle

Work

Aspirin and non-aspirin pain reliever




Anti-diarrhea medication




Antacid (for stomach upset)




Laxative




Vitamins




Prescriptions




Extra eyeglasses/contact lenses





 

Sanitation and Hygiene Supplies


Washcloth and towel                                                                                                    


Heavy-duty plastic garbage bags and ties for personal sanitation uses and toilet paper   


Towelettes, soap, hand sanitizer                                                                                  


Medium-sized plastic bucket with tight lid                                                                     


Tooth paste, toothbrushes                                                                                          


Disinfectant and household chlorine bleach                                                                  


Shampoo, comb, and brush                                                                                         


A small shovel for digging a latrine                                                                               


Deodorants, sunscreen                                                                                               


Toilet paper                                                                                                                


Razor, shaving cream                                                                                                  


Contact lens solutions                                                                                                  


Lip balm, insect repellent                                                                                             


Mirror                                                                                                                         


Feminine supplies                                                                                                        


 

 

 

Equipment and Tools

Tools


Portable, battery-powered radio or television and extra batteries                


NOAA Weather Radio, if appropriate for your area                                      

   

Flashlight and extra batteries                                                                   


Signal flare                                                                                             


Matches in a waterproof container (or waterproof matches)                       


Shut-off wrench, pliers, shovel, and other tools                                         


Duct tape and scissors                                                                            


Plastic sheeting                                                                                      


Whistle                                                                                                  

 

Small canister, ABC-type fire extinguisher                                                


Tube tent                                                                                              


   

Compass                                                                                              


Work gloves                                                                                          


Paper, pens, and pencils                                                                       


Needles and thread                                                                              


Battery-operated travel alarm clock                                                       


Kitchen items



Manual can opener                                                                              


Mess kits or paper cups, plates, and plastic utensils                              


All-purpose knife                                                                                 


Household liquid bleach to treat drinking water                                     


Sugar, salt, pepper                                                                             


Aluminum foil and plastic wrap                                                             


Resealable plastic bags                                                                       


Small cooking stove and a can of cooking fuel (if food must be cooked) 


Comfort Items


Games                                                                                              


Cards                                                                                               


Books                                                                                              


Toys for kids                                                                                    


Foods                                                                                             




 

 

 

Food and Water

Supplies

Home

Vehicle

Work

Water




Ready-to-eat meats, fruits, and vegetables




Canned or boxed juices, milk, and soup




High-energy foods such as peanut butter, jelly, low-sodium crackers, granola bars, and trail mix




Vitamins




Special foods for infants or persons on special diets




Cookies, hard candy




Instant coffee




Cereals




Powdered milk




 

Clothes and Bedding Supplies

Item

Complete change of clothes


Sturdy shoes or boots


Rain gear


Hat and gloves


Extra socks


Extra underwear


Thermal underwear


Sunglasses


Blankets/sleeping bags and pillows


Documents and Keys

Item

Stored

Personal identification


Cash and coins


Credit cards


Extra set of house keys and car keys


Copies of the following:


Birth certificate


Marriage certificate


Driver's license


Social Security cards


Passports


Wills


Deeds


Inventory of household goods


Insurance papers


Immunization records


Bank and credit card account numbers


Stocks and bonds


Emergency contact list and phone numbers


Map of the area and phone numbers of places you could go


 



All the Previous content is from the FEMA book “Are You Ready”

You can visit the FEMA Website at:

www.FEMA.gov

or go straight to the page with the book at:

http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/

Also Visit:

Ready.gov