Emergency Survival List
Organizations responsible for disaster management recommends that families should store emergency supplies and update them every year. These survival needs vary from place to place. Your circumstance will determine what you need. So consult with the local emergency management organization for recommendations applicable to you.
Generally, it is recommended that the emergency survival list should include:
- Water – three gallons of water per person.
- Food – three days of non-perishable, ready-to-eat foods.
- Sleeping bags
- Warm clothes (Winter clothes)
- Sturdy shoes (Winter shoes).
- Flashlight, Radio and Spare Batteries.
- First-aid kit and a whistle to signal for help.
- Chlorine bleach and medicine dropper. This can be used for treatment of water or as disinfectant.
- Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items.
- Paper eating utensils, can opener, pocket tool set.
- Matches in a waterproof container.
- Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
- Garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation.
- Toothbrushes, soap, towels, and toilet paper.
- List of emergency contacts and meeting places and a local map.
- Credit cards and cash.
- A waterproof container with medication, copies of prescriptions, and other important documents, such as, identification and bank account records.
- Child-care supplies such as diapers and special-needs items for seniors or the disabled.
- Pliers to turn off utilities.
- Extra set of house keys and car keys.
- Paper, pencils, books, and games for children.