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  • Sanitary supplies (toilet paper, tampons, toothpaste, deodorant)
  • Soap
  • Washcloth and wet wipes
  • Towel
  • Comb
  • Brush
  • Toothbrush


  • Change of underclothing
  • Socks
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sweatsuit-type wear
  • Jeans
  • T-shirts
  • Gloves

Food and Water

  • 2 to 3 days of ready-to-eat foods, such as:
  • Raisins
  • Dried fruit
  • Canned items, can opener
  • Crackers
  • Nuts
  • Pretzels
  • Tuna
  • Applesauce
  • Juice boxes
  • Water: A couple of jugs (kept outside your kit pack); enough for one gallon per person per day

First Response

  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries
  • First aid supplies
  • Tissues
  • Candles
  • Matches (use only if there is no threat of a gas leak)

Other Items

  • Medicines (especially prescriptions)
  • Contact lens supplies, spare glasses
  • Paper bowls
  • Utensils
  • Paper cups
  • Book to read
  • Mylar blanket
  • Jacket, hat, gloves, if winter
  • Hard candy (such as life savers) that can help calm people who are upset

Next steps

Once you've learned the Be Hokie Ready basics, explore these resources to learn more about how to react before, during, and after an emergency incident: