After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for several days. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.
Basic Disaster Supplies Kit
To assemble your kit store items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supplies kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag.
A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:
Water (one gallon per person per day for several days, for drinking and sanitation)
Food (at least a several day supply of non-perishable food)
Battery powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
First Aid Kit
Plastic Sheeting and duct tape
Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties
Wrench and pliers to turn off utilities
Manual can opener for canned goods
Cell phone charges and backup battery
Additional Emergency Supplies
Consider adding the following items to your emergency supply kit based on your individual needs:
Non-Prescription Medications such as pain relievers, antacids, etc
Eyeglasses and contact lens solutions
Infant formula, bottles, diapers, wipes etc.
Pet food and water
Important family documents, insurance policies, bank account information. Saved electronically or in a waterproof container.
Personal Hygiene items
Paper plates, cups, paper towels and plastic utensils