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Toiletries

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

Clothing

  • 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