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Bottled water 

First aid kits – They should include

  • Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes
  • 2-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6)
  • 4-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6)
  • Hypoallergenic adhesive tape
  • Triangular bandages (3)
  • 2-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)
  • 3-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Needle
  • Moistened towelettes
  • Antiseptic
  • Thermometer
  • Tongue blades (2)
  • Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
  • Assorted sizes of safety pins
  • Cleansing agent/soap
  • Latex gloves (2 pair)
  • Sunscreen

Food

  • Ready-to-eat meals – ready to eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables Snack-sized canned goods. Good because they generally have pull-top lids or twist-open
  • Canned juices, milk, soup (if powdered, store extra water) Cups of noodles or cups of soup are a good addition, although they need water for reconstitution.
  • Staples: sugar, salt, pepper
  • High energy foods: peanut butter, jelly, crackers, granola bars, trail mix
  • Vitamins
  • Foods for infants, elderly persons or persons on special diets
  • Comfort/stress foods: cookies, hard candy, sweetened cereals, lollipops, instant coffee, tea bags
  • Prepackaged beverages. Those in foil packets and foil-lined boxes are suitable because they are tightly sealed and will keep for a long time.

 

NON-PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

  • Aspirin or non aspirin pain reliever
  • Anti-diarrhea medication
  • Antacid (for stomach upset)
  • Syrup of Ipecac (use to induce vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center)
  • Laxative
  • Activated charcoal (use if advised by the Poison Control Center)

TOOLS & SUPPLIES

There are six basics you should stock in your home: water, food, first aid supplies, clothing and bedding, tools and emergency supplies and special items. Keep the items that you would most likely need during an evacuation in an easy-to-carry container, suggested items are marked with an asterisk(*). Possible containers include a large, covered trash container; a camping backpack; or a duffle bag.

  • Mess kits, or paper cups, plates and plastic utensils*
  • Battery-operated radio and extra batteries*
  • Flashlight and extra batteries*
  • Canned fuel
  • Lanterns
  • Nonelectric can opener, utility knife*
  • Tube tent
  • Pliers
  • Tape
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Aluminum foil
  • Plastic storage containers
  • Paper, pencil
  • Needles, thread
  • Medicine dropper
  • Shut-off wrench, to turn off household gas and water
  • Whistle
  • Tarps and Plastic sheeting
  • Emergency car battery charger with air pump, usb port, light, ac/dc plugs etc
  • Sleeping bags
  • Five gallon buckets for toilets
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