Prepare Make a Kit

Recommended Emergency Kit Items

  • First-aid kit
  • Water (one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days)
  • Food (at least three-day supply of non-perishable food)
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather radio.
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Garbage bags and plastic ties
  • Duct tape
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Manual can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone and chargers
  • Prescription medications and glasses
  • Pet food and extra water for your pet
  • Important family documents (insurance policies, identification and bank account records)
  • Emergency reference materials (such as first-aid book)
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
  • Change of clothing
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Food supplies, such as mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils, paper towels
  • Paper and pencil
  • Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children
  • Infant formula and diapers
  • Cash

Recommended First Aid Kit Items

  • Sterile gloves, such as latex gloves
  • Sterile dressings to stop bleeding
  • Cleansing agent – soap and antibiotic towelettes to disinfect
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Burn ointment
  • Adhesive bandages
  • Eye wash solution
  • Thermometer
  • Prescription medications you take daily such as insulin, heart medicine and asthma inhalers
  • Prescribed medical supplies such as glucose and blood pressure monitoring equipment and supplies
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever
  • Anti-diarrhea medication
  • Antacid
  • Laxative

Continue reading: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/prepare/make-a-kit.htm


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