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Stock-Up Checklist For Your Hurricane Survival Kit

STOCK-UP CHECKLIST:

START GATHERING THESE ITEMS TODAY FOR YOUR HURRICANESURVIVAL KIT.

FOOD AND WATER:

***Stock a 3-day supply for each family member including pets. Store in sealed unbreakable containers. Identify the expiration date and replace every six months.

  • Bottled water (3 gal per person/ per day) Don't forget water for animals, too
  • Water purification tablets (order over the Internet at www.quakekare.com)
  • Non-perishable foods
  • High-energy packaged foods (peanut butter, crackers, nuts, raisins & dried fruits, snacks, cookies, etc.)
  • Shelf-packaged juices (cans or cartons)
  • Canned, prepared meats
  • Canned, prepared foods
  • Baby food/formula
  • Pet food (Note: Most shelters do not allow pets)
  • Powdered or canned evaporated milk
  • Special dietary needs
  • Toilet paper & moist towelettes
  • Sponges & paper towels
  • Soap, shampoo, other misc.
  • Toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant)
  • Baby Diapers and wet wipes

GEAR:

  • At least one change of clothing for each person
  • Rain gear (ponchos, umbrellas, boots, etc.)
  • Blankets, sleeping bags, pillows
  • Flashlights (1 per person w/1 extra package of batteries each)
  • Battery-powered radio, with extra batteries
  • Alarm clock (wind-up or battery operated)
  • Portable cooler/ice chest
  • Bleach (pure, unscented liquid)
  • Can opener (hand-operated) & utility knife
  • Pots, pans and cooking spoons
  • Disposable plates, cups, utensils
  • Sterno cans
  • Butane lighters & waterproof matches (in plastic bags)
  • Portable barbeque grill or camp stove
  • Charcoal and lighter fluid or stove fuel
  • Pet carriers, bowls, leashes, chain and stake
  • Plastic grocery bags (as many as you can save-you'll use them for everything)

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS:

  • Driver's license (for each person or photo ID)
  • Important phone numbers (updated address book)
  • Home video tape or photos for insurance
  • Extra set of car keys
  • List of important family information (i.e., serial numbers of medical devices such as pacemakers,etc.)

HEALTH NEEDS:

  • Prescription medicine (2-week supply)
  • Doctor and pharmacy
  • contact information
  • Medical paperwork, including insurance cards a copy of prescriptions and a list of allergies.
  • Pain relief and anti-diarrhea medications.
  • Vitamins
  • First Aid Kit
  • Sun screen
  • Insect repellant
  • Feminine hygiene products and birth control
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