Emergency Supplies Checklist

 


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Basic Supplies

 

PAPER /PRODUCTS

FIRST AID BATTERIES/ELECTRIC
Plates Bandages Radio
Cups Gauze Flashlight
Plastic utensils Cotton balls Lantern
Napkins Sanitary napkins AA, C, D, hearing aid batteries (if necessary)
Paper towels Rubbing alcohol  
Toilet tissue Hydrogen peroxide  
Diapers Antiseptic ointment  
Aluminum foil Aspirin/Tylenol  
Facial tissue Cotton swabs  
Masking tape/Duct tape Insect repellent  
Trash bags Sunscreen (spf 45)  
     
WATER/CONTAINERS CLEANING AIDS QUICK FOODS
Bottled water: One gallon per person per day
(note: Shelters may have water)
Mops Canned meat/fish
Ice Chests Mop refills Prepared baby foods
Water jugs – non-breakable Disinfectants Peanut butter
Plastic garbage can Sponges Canned fruits
Water buckets    
     

LIGHT/COOKING/FUEL

SUNDRIES

PERSONAL

BBQ grill – Outside use Only* Manual can opener Prescription medications
Hibachi, cast iron – Outside use Only* Dishwashing liquid Photocopies of prescriptions
Portable Stove – Outside use Only* Laundry soap Cash
Charcoal 10 lb./20lb. Bags Tools Clothing
Lantern   Photo identfication
Candles   Medical documents
Matches   Backup of critical home computer files
Propane Gas    
Disposable lighters    
Fire extinguishers are rated (A, B and C) for different types of fires.
*Use Lanterns, Stoves, etc. outdoors or in a well ventilated room. 

Five-Day Emergency Food Supply

Note: Recommendation for two-person household. Adjust quantities as needed. These items are suggested if you are staying in your home or going to an emergency shelter.

FOOD AMOUNT SHELF LIFE (in months)
 
Non-fat dry milk 1 Box (12-1 qt envelopes) 6
Canned Meat, Poultry, Fish
Tuna 1 can (6 1/2 oz) 12
Beef Stew 1 can (1 lb 8oz) 18
Chili with Beans 2 cans (15 1/2 oz) 18
Red or Pink Salmon 1 can (7 3/4 oz) 12
Vienna Sausage 2 cans (5 oz) 18
Spam 2 cans (12 oz) 18
Corned Beef Hash 2 cans (15 oz) 18
Corned Beef 2 cans (12 oz) 18
Deviled Ham 2 cans (4 1/2 oz) 18
Pork and Beans 2 cans (1 lb) 18
Chunked Chicken 1 can (12 1/2 oz) 18
Condensed Soups 4 cans (10 3/4 oz) 12
Canned Fruits and Vegetables
Assorted fruits 9 cans (1 lb) 18
Assorted vegetables 5 cans (1 lb) 18
Assorted Fruit Juices 10 cans (12 oz) 18
Seedless raisins 1 box (15 oz) 12
Cereals and Baked Goods
Instant hot cereal 1 box (10 oz, 8-pkg) 24
Cold Cereal (corn flakes) 1 box (1 lb 4 oz) 12
Soda Crackers 2 pkg (13 oz each) 1 or 2
Rice 2 lbs 24
Cookies 1 pkg 1 or 2
Shortening and Oils
Salad Oil 1 pt 3
Sugar and Sweets
Sugar, granulated 1 box (1 lb) 24+
Hard candy, gum as desired; store in metal containers 18
Jelly 1 jar (1 lb) 2
Miscellaneous
Instant Orange Drink 1 bottle (1 lb 2 oz) 24
Instant Coffee 1 bottle (4 oz) 8
Instant tea 1 bottle (2 oz) 18
Non-dairy creamer 1 bottle (6 oz) 18
Salt 1 small shaker indefinite
Pepper 1 small shaker indefinite
Curry Powder 1 jar indefinite
Peanuts 1 jar 12
Mustard 1 jar indefinite
Catsup 1 bottle (14 oz) indefinite
Soda 1 6-pack 12
Peanut Butter (unopened) 1 jar (18 oz) 9
Chicken Salad Spread
 

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