During a disaster normal supplies may not be accessible. Have emergency supply kits in your home, work place, and vehicle.
Supply Kits contain:
water, food, clothing, supplies, medical, hygiene items. Replace perishables (water and food) annually.
WORK PLACE KIT
A simple kit to get you to your reunification site. Stuff these items into a small backpack and leave at the office:
- Sturdy walking shoes
- water & food for one day
- basic first aid kit
A simple kit to get you to your reunification site. Stuff these items into a small backpack and leave in the car.
One per vehicle.
Contents are same as work place kit, but add a change of clothes and money.
First Aid Kit
Store HOME KIT where most accessible - e.g. garage. Don't forget children and animals.
day pack or small duffle bag for work and car, plastic garbage can for home
at least one gallon per person per day for 3 day in plastic bottles (mark date on bottles and replace annually). Add water for animals.
1 bottle liquid chlorine bleach (pure, unscented hypochlorite) to purify water - add 2 drops per quart if clear, 4 drops if cloudy, stir, wait 30 minutes.
Enough for at least 3 days, preferably for 1 week. Include food for all humans and animals in the household: canned food, high energy food, staples (sugar, salt, pepper), vitamins
Considerations: long shelf life, easy to prepare and store, amount of water needed, no salt content
Camp stove & extra fuel, utensils, pots, pans, paper plates & cups, can opener, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, waterproof matches
Complete change of heavy clothing wrapped to remain dry, incl. sturdy shoes, rain gear
Sleeping bag, tube tent, lantern (add extra fuel/batteries), compass
Soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, tissue, toilet paper, sanitary napkins
Flashlight with extra batteries and extra bulb
- Portable Radio & batteries
- garbage bags - multipurpose item:
- use in a toilet for waste collection if there is no water (easier than digging a hole)
- instant makeshift raincoat
- plastic is a good body insulator
- use to cover shattered windows
- Duct tape - multipurpose item:
- secure cracked windows
- first aid tape
- Zip-lock bags
- space blanket (aluminum) - protects against cold
- Baking Soda - all purpose fire extinguisher
- Small hand tools
- wrench (to shut off utilities)
- Pencil & paper
- Map of the area
- Important documents
- Entertainment - cards, ball, reading material
- ABC Fire extinguisher
- Signal flare