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Emergency Kits
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The following lists have been compiled from many sources and are items you might wish to have in your emergency kits. This information can be used to develop emergency kits for the entire family, including infants and pets. You might consider these items from three different perspectives: for a personal get-away type bag which would be carried in each car to be available at all times; for your vehicle; and for storage in your home. Some items (such as first aid supplies) would be appropriate for all three locations. Take the following list and customize it for your own needs, deleting or adding items as necessary. You should have many of these items already; others you can purchase at drug or variety stores or sporting goods stores. Some can be low-cost sample sizes. Remember, too, some items can be used for several uses (dental floss can also be used as string). Once a year, go through your supplies and replace any that are out-dated or shopworn.


 
Personal Items
Underwear
Shirts
Pants
Socks (wool)
Socks (cotton)
Shoes
Cap (wool)
Cap (visor or hat)
Gloves (wool)
Gloves (leather)
Jacket
Sweater
Poncho/rain suit
Deodorant
Toothbrush/paste
Shampoo
Mouthwash
Dental floss
Vaseline/hand lotion, oil
Razor & blades
Sewing kit
Baby powder
Facial tissue
Insect repellent
Sunglasses
Spare eyeglasses
Spare contact lenses, supplies
Hairbrush/comb
Sunscreen
Feminine hygiene items
Mirror
 
First Aid Supplies
Gauze pads, 4"
Antiseptic cream (with anesthetic)
Alcohol
Hydrogen peroxide
Elastic wraps
Burn cream
Anti-bacterial wipes
Nuprin/Advil/aspirin
Tylenol
New Skin
Band aids
Cloth tape
Gloves, latex
Gloves, vinyl
Anti-diarrheal
Laxative
Anti-gas/anti-acid
Scissors
Tweezers
Mirror
Nail clippers
Safety pins
Coughdrops
Throat lozenges
Instant cold pack
Instant heat pack
Prescription meds
Cotton swabs
First aid book
CPR mask
Dust/bacterial mask
 
Shelter Supplies
Tent
Ground cloth/tarp
Lantern (electric/fuel)
Sleeping bags
Blankets
Sheets, cases
Waterproof matches
Cigarette lighter
Generator/fuel
Small broom
Shovel/ax/hatchet
Garbage bags, ties
Clothespins
Safety pins
Portable broadcast radio
Compass
Candles/chemical light sticks
Fire extinguisher
Alarm clock
Space blankets
Portable toilet
Carbon monoxide detector
 
Cooking Supplies
Paper/plastic plates, bowls
Paper/plastic cups
Plastic utensils
Can opener (manual)
Bottle opener
Swiss army knife
Sterno stove/fuel
Hibachi/fuel
Cook pots
Aluminum foil
Plastic wrap
Zip-lok bags
 
Sanitation
Soap, antibacterial
Soap, hand
Soap, liquid
Toilet paper (in Zip-Lok bag
Towels, paper
Towels, cloth
Diapers
Pet litter
Water purification tablets/bleach
Baby wipes
 
Food/Water
Canned meat/fish
Canned vegetables/fruit
Canned macaroni, spaghetti
Canned beans/chili
Canned pudding
Canned baby formula
Canned pet food
Juice
Peanut butter
Jelly
Cheese spread
Dried fruit
Trail mix/granola/nuts
Snacks/candy bars
Sugar/sweeteners
Powdered milk, creamer
Salt/pepper
Water (2 gal/person/day)
MREs (military survival rations)
 
Safety Equipment
Flashlights
Headlamp
Safety helmet
Dust mask
Gloves, leather
Goggles
Chemical light sticks
Whistle
Knife
Batteries (sizes for all uses)
 
Tool Box
Screwdriver, slotted
Screwdriver, Phillips
Pliers
Needle nose pliers
Wire cutters
Small hammer
Socket wrenches
Electrical tape
Hookup wire
Wire stripper
Alligator clips
Jumper cables
Rope
Highway flares
Crowbar
Super Glue
Allen wrenches
Duct tape
VOM
SWR meter
Soldering iron/solder
 
Radio Equipment
Radio, 2 meter
Radio, 220
Radio, 440
Radio, HF
Speaker mike/headset
Speakers
Earphones
Battery packs for each radio
NiCad packs for each radio
12V battery
5/8 wave whip antenna
Rubber duck magnetic mount antenna
2 Meter/220/440 magnetic mount antenna(s)
Patch cords
Adapters
Extension cords
3-prong to 2-prong adapter
Spare fuses
Scanner
Repeater directory
Cell phone
GPS
APRS
Slow-Scan Transceivers
 
ARES Assignment Items
DMV license
FCC license
Sheriff ID card
Disaster Service Worker card
Pens
Clipboard
Notepaper/pads
Message forms
Log sheets
Rosters/phone lists
US Forest Service Pass
ARES uniform
ARES vehicle placard
Maps
Binocular/spotting scope
Anemometer
Hygrometer
Thermometer
Compass
Camera

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