• Appendix B: Disaster Supplies Checklists (PDF 41KB)

The following list is to help you determine what to include in your disaster supplies kit that will meet your family’s needs.

First Aid Supplies[edit | edit source]

Supplies Home Vehicle Work
Adhesive bandages, various sizes
5 " x 9 " sterile dressing
Conforming roller gauze bandage
Triangular bandages
3 " x 3 " sterile gauze pads
4 " x 4 " sterile gauze pads
Roll 3 " cohesive bandage
Germicidal hand wipes or waterless, alcohol-based hand sanitizer
Antiseptic wipes
Pairs large, medical grade, non-latex gloves
Tongue depressor blades
Adhesive tape, 2 " width
Antibacterial ointment
Cold pack
Scissors (small, personal)
Tweezers
Assorted sizes of safety pins
Cotton balls
Thermometer
Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
Sunscreen
CPR breathing barrier, such as a face shield
First aid manual

Non-Prescription and Prescription Medicine Kit Supplies[edit | edit source]

Supplies Home Vehicle Work
Aspirin and non-aspirin pain reliever
Anti-diarrhea medication
Antacid (for stomach upset)
Laxative
Vitamins
Prescriptions
Extra eyeglasses/contact lenses

Sanitation and Hygiene Supplies[edit | edit source]

Item Item
Washcloth and towel Heavy-duty plastic garbage bags and ties for personal sanitation uses and toilet paper
Towelettes, soap, hand sanitizer Medium-sized plastic bucket with tight lid
Tooth paste, toothbrushes Disinfectant and household chlorine bleach
Shampoo, comb, and brush A small shovel for digging a latrine
Deodorants, sunscreen Toilet paper
Razor, shaving cream Contact lens solutions
Lip balm, insect repellent Mirror
Feminine supplies

Equipment and Tools[edit | edit source]

Tools Kitchen items
Portable, battery-powered radio or television and extra batteries Manual can opener
NOAA Weather Radio, if appropriate for your area Mess kits or paper cups, plates, and plastic utensils
Flashlight and extra batteries All-purpose knife
Signal flare Household liquid bleach to treat drinking water
Matches in a waterproof container (or waterproof matches) Sugar, salt, pepper
Shut-off wrench, pliers, shovel, and other tools Aluminum foil and plastic wrap
Duct tape and scissors Resealable plastic bags
Plastic sheeting Small cooking stove and a can of cooking fuel (if food must be cooked)
Whistle
Small canister, ABC-type fire extinguisher Comfort Items
Tube tent Games
Compass Cards
Work gloves Books
Paper, pens, and pencils Toys for kids
Needles and thread Foods
Battery-operated travel alarm clock

Food and Water[edit | edit source]

Supplies Home Vehicle Work
Water
Ready-to-eat meats, fruits, and vegetables
Canned or boxed juices, milk, and soup
High-energy foods such as peanut butter, jelly, low-sodium crackers, granola bars, and trail mix
Vitamins
Special foods for infants or persons on special diets
Cookies, hard candy
Instant coffee
Cereals
Powdered milk

Clothes and Bedding Supplies[edit | edit source]

Item
Complete change of clothes
Sturdy shoes or boots
Rain gear
Hat and gloves
Extra socks
Extra underwear
Thermal underwear
Sunglasses
Blankets/sleeping bags and pillows

Documents and Keys[edit | edit source]

Item Stored
Personal identification
Cash and coins
Credit cards
Extra set of house keys and car keys
Copies of the following:
Birth certificate
Marriage certificate
Driver's license
Social Security cards
Passports
Wills
Deeds
Inventory of household goods
Insurance papers
Immunization records
Bank and credit card account numbers
Stocks and bonds
Emergency contact list and phone numbers
Map of the area and phone numbers of places you could go