Food: At least three days’ supply of non-perishable food, such as canned goods, dried fruits, and granola bars.
First aid kit: A first aid kit containing bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, and other basic medical supplies.
Flashlight: A flashlight with spare batteries for each person.
Radio: A battery-powered radio for listening to emergency broadcasts.
Cell phone: A fully charged cell phone with a charger and any extension batteries.
Cash: Some cash or small denomination money in case of power outages.
Whistle: A whistle to signal for help.
Matches or lighter: A waterproof matches and/or a lighter to start a fire.
Multi-tool: A multi-tool with pliers, a knife, a screwdriver, and other essential tools.
Duct tape: Duct tape can be used for a variety of repairs.
Scissors: Scissors can be used to cut tape, bandages, and other materials.
Soap and hand sanitizer: Soap and hand sanitizer to maintain hygiene and prevent the spread of germs.
Clothing and rain gear: A change of clothing for each person and a waterproof jacket or poncho in case of rain.
Blankets or sleeping bags: Blankets or sleeping bags to keep warm in case of an emergency.
Garbage bags: Garbage bags can be used for a variety of purposes, such as storing food or clothing, or as an emergency poncho.
Paper and pencil: Paper and pencil for taking notes or leaving messages.
Map of the area: A map of the area so you can find your way around in case of an emergency.
Pet supplies: If you have pets, a supply of food, water, and any medications they may need.
Prescription medications: A supply of any prescription medications you or your family members take, along with a list of the dosages and any special instructions.