Emergency Preparedness Storage guide
Disaster supply Kit
- Store water
in plastic containers such as soft drink bottles. Avoid using containers that will decompose or break, such as milk cartons
or glass bottles. A normally active person needs to drink at least two quarts of water each day. Hot environments and intense
physical activity can double that amount. Children, nursing mothers, and ill people will need more.
- Store one
gallon of water per person per day.
- Keep at
least a three-day supply of water per person (two quarts for drinking, two quarts for each person in your household for food
- Store at
least a three-day supply of non-perishable food. Select foods that require no refrigeration, preparation or cooking, and little
or no water. If you must heat food, pack a can of sterno. Select food items that are compact and lightweight. Include a selection
of the following foods in your Disaster Supplies Kit:
canned meats, fruits, and vegetables
(salt, sugar, pepper, spices, etc.)
- High energy
- Food for
First Aid Kit
Assemble a first aid kit for your home and one for each car.
- (20) adhesive
bandages, various sizes.
- (1) 5"
x 9" sterile dressing.
- (1) conforming
roller gauze bandage.
- (2) triangular
- (2) 3 x
3 sterile gauze pads.
- (2) 4 x
4 sterile gauze pads.
- (1) roll
3" cohesive bandage.
- (2) germicidal
hand wipes or waterless alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- (6) antiseptic
- (2) pair
large medical grade non-latex gloves.
tape, 2" width.
- Cold pack.
- CPR breathing
barrier, such as a face shield.
or nonaspirin pain reliever
(for stomach upset)
- Syrup of
Ipecac (use to induce vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center)
charcoal (use if advised by the Poison Control Centre)
Tools and Supplies
- Mess kits,
or paper cups, plates, and plastic utensils*
radio and extra batteries*
and extra batteries*
- Cash or
traveler's checks, change*
can opener, utility knife*
- Fire extinguisher:
small canister ABC type
- Tube tent
in a waterproof container
wrench, to turn off household gas and water
- Map of
the area (for locating shelters)
- Soap, liquid
garbage bags, ties (for personal sanitation uses)
bucket with tight lid
Clothing and Bedding
*Include at least one complete change of clothing and footwear
shoes or work boots*
- Rain gear*
or sleeping bags*
- Hat and
family members with special requirements, such as infants and elderly or disabled persons
- Heart and
high blood pressure medication
lenses and supplies
- Extra eye
Emergency kit for your vehicle:
Emergency Vehicle Kit:
If you drive regularly over the winter, the following essential items should be carried in your vehicle. They
may save your life!
• Fully charged mobile phone – emergency communications
• Folding spade – to dig your self out of the snow or ice.
• Blanket and emergency "space" blanket
• Torch/flashlight and spare batteries
• Fresh water
• Energy and chocolate bars/dried fruit
• First aid kit – including any necessary medication
• Tow rope
• Battery jump leads
• Ice scraper
• Bag of sand or cat litter– to place under wheels for extra grip when
• Newspaper – excellent insulation
• Jacket – gloves – warm hat – boots
• Pen and paper – for leaving messages if necessary
• Coolant repair kit and spare PVC tape
• Plastic bags for sanitation purposes
Medication disaster plan: Building and storing a first aid kit