Build a Kit

After you've established your family plan, you'll want to create a supply kit for everyone in your household. Everyone should have basic items on-hand to survive for at least three days after an emergency occurs.

At minimum, your kit should include:

  • Water: One gallon per person, per day
  • Food: Three day supply of non-perishable items
    • Protein bars, canned fruits and vegetables (plus a can opener), nuts and crackers
  • Radios, flashlights and extra batteries
  • Cellphone chargers
  • First aid kit 
  • Sanitation items
  • Local maps 
  • Tools to turn off utilities
  • Copies of important documents in a waterproof container
  • Necessary medications

Additional items to consider:

  • Matches or a lighter
  • Cash
  • Infant formula, diapers, clothing and medications
  • A blanket
  • Extra clothing
  • Pet supplies
    • Food and water
    • Medications
    • Leashes, crates or cages
    • Veterinary records
    • First aid kit
    • Current photo of animal for identification purposes
  • A comforting item for a child or pet
  • Feminine items