• Gas or charcoal for the grill

• Manual can opener

• Non-perishable foods

• CARBS – crackers, cereal, popcorn, chips

• FRUIT – canned vegetables and fruit

• PROTEIN – canned tuna, soup or stew, peanut butter, beef jerky, canned sausage, nuts or ham

Staples such as salt, pepper, sugar, mustard

• Drinking water, sports drinks

Instant coffee

• Red Bull

The Basics

• First aid kit

• Sunscreen

• Mosquito repellent

• Acetaminophen

• Prescription medicines

• A watertight, easy-to-carry container to store essentials and paperwork

Tools & Supplies

• Cash

• Bleach

• Gasoline

• Gloves

• Propane gas

• Coolers

• Heavy-duty garbage bags

• Battery-operated charging pack for cellphone

• Tools, such as a saw, rake, machete, pruning sheers, power drill, utility knife

• Duct tape, screws, nails, tarps, buckets

• Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils

• NOAA weather radio with extra batteries

• Enough flashlights for everyone with extra batteries

• Matches in a waterproof container

• Napkins, paper towels

• Aluminum foil


Clothing & Bedding

• Work clothes, heavy shoes, hat, sunglasses

• Towels, bedding


• Toilet paper, towelettes

• Soap, liquid detergent

• Feminine supplies

• Tooth brush, toothpaste, hair brush, shaving supplies

Special needs items

• Remember family members with special needs, such as infants and elderly or disabled persons

• Infant needs: formula, bottles, baby food, diapers, rash cream, fever medicine, decongestant, anti-diarrhea medicine

• Pets: papers, leash, collar with ID, crate, food, bowls, litter, bed

• Important family documents

• Keep these documents in a waterproof, portable container

• Will, insurance policies, contracts, deeds, stocks and bonds

• Passports, social security cards, immunization records

• Bank account numbers

• Credit card account numbers and companies

• Important telephone numbers (your phone could be waterlogged at some point)

• Family records (birth, marriage and death certificates)

• Proof of occupancy

Disaster kit tips

• Water: Store water in sanitized bathtubs, washing machines and water heaters. Have at least one gallon of water per person, per day, for seven days.

• Cooking: Do not use charcoal or gas grills indoors

• Supplies: Pack your supplies in a container you can carry

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