Emergency Kit

The 72-hour survival kit should be made to reflect the needs of all the individuals in your household for 3 days to 1 week. Emergency supplies should be stored accessibly should you need to evacuate, such as in a duffle bag or suitcase.

Emergency Kit

  • 1 Gallon of water per person per day.
    • Identify the storage date and replace as needed.
  • Non-perishable packaged or canned food.
    • Be sure to have a non-electric can opener.
  • A change of clothing, rain gear and sturdy shoes.
  • A first aid kit and manual.
    • Be sure to include extra prescription medications.
  • Candles and waterproof matches.
  • Blankets or sleeping bags.
  • An extra pair of glasses or extra contacts.
  • A battery-powered radio with extra batteries and a flashlight.
  • Cash.
  • An extra set of car keys.
  • A list of physicians, neighbors and emergency phone numbers.
  • Special items for children and elderly family members, as well as for your pets.

Car Kit

  • Battery-powered radio
  • Booster cables
  • Bottled water
  • High-energy foods such as granola and peanut butter
  • Kitty litter
    • Use under your tires for traction on ice
  • Blanket
  • Fire extinguisher
    • A five-pound A-B-C type
  • Maps, shovel and flares
  • Tire repair kit and pump

Copies of Legal Documents

  • Marriage License
  • House Mortgage
  • Vacation Home / Property Ownership
  • Automotive Ownership
  • Wills
  • Jewelry Appraisals
  • Drivers Licenses
  • Trailers, Snowmobiles, Boat Ownerships
  • Insurance Polices
  • Bank Accounts

Other Needs

  • Plans to stay in contact with family and friends.
    • Have a pre-determined location for everyone to meet. Make sure that it is outside your neighborhood is case you can’t return because of flooding, fires, or another emergency event.
  • Pen and paper.
  • Work gloves
  • Basic tools – Utility knife, ducted tape, ax, shovel, etc.