Disaster Supply Kit

Disaster Preparedness: 72-Hour Supply Kit

Personal Supplies
  • Water - 1 gallon per person per day for at least 3 days (the minimum supply to stored).
  • Food - enough to last a family at least 1 week
  • Bleach - 1 gallon to purify domestic water supply
  • Sanitation supplies, hygiene supplies
  • Flashlights, portable radio and extra batteries
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Prescription medicines, eyeglasses
  • Heavy clothes, boots or shoes
  • Small hand tools and shutoff wrench
  • Shovel
  • Rope
  • Camp stove and extra fuel
  • Tent, sleeping bag, lantern
  • Cooking and eating utensils, can opener
  • Paper plates and cups
  • Box of heavy duty garbage bags
  • Aluminum foil, plastic wrap, zip-lock bags
  • Waterproof matches
  • Pet provisions
  • Money
  • Latex gloves, duct tape, masking tape
  • Prying tools, cutting tools, striking and battering tools, ladder
  • Carpentry tools, shovel, rope

Perishable supplies should be replaced at least once a year.

The following list of supplies should be kept in a 72-hour home supply kit. Included in this kit should be any personal medications taken on a regular basis, a list of these prescriptions, a list of doctors, and an extra pair of glasses.
  • Kerlix, Kling, or any other brand of roller bandages - 4 rolls
  • 4 x 4-inch gauze pads - 10 to 20 pads
  • Sanitary napkins for excessive bleeding - 2 to 4 pads
  • 1 and 2 inch adhesive tape (changed every 6 months) - 1 of each