A DISASTER SUPPLIES KIT SHOULD INCLUDE:
A three-day supply of water (one gallon per person per day) Store water in plastic containers such as soft drink bottles.
(How to purify water: Boiling is the safest method of purifying water. Bring water to a rolling boil for 3-5 minutes, keeping in mind that some water will evaporate. Let the water cool before drinking.)
Store at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food. Such as canned meats, fruits and vegetables; canned juices, milk, soup, peanut butter, jelly, crackers, granola bars, nuts, special diet foods for people on special diets, cookies, hard candy, cereals, instant coffee, tea bags. If the electricity goes out: First use food from the refrigerator, then use foods from the freezer. Finally, begin to use non-perishable foods.
Heart and high blood pressure medication, Insulin, denture needs, contact lenses and eyeglasses, aspirin, anti-diarrhea medication, Antacid, First aid supplies, portable oxygen supplies.
Keep these records in a waterproof, portable container: Will, insurance policies, contracts, deeds, stocks, and bonds, passports, immigration papers, social security cards, immunization records, bank account numbers, credit card account numbers, inventory of valuable household goods, important telephone numbers, doctors phone numbers, prescription information, medical records, family records, birth certificates, marriage license, death certificates, pet records, post emergency phone numbers, family phone numbers.
Paper plates, cups, utensils, flashlight and batteries, radio and batteries, CASH, non-electric can opener, toilet paper, soap, feminine supplies, personal hygiene items garbage bags, sturdy shoes, rain gear, blankets, mosquito repellent, gas for automobile.
Medicines for your pets, food for pets, litter, litter boxes, pet collars, leashes, and pet immunization records, pet carriers, vet phone numbers, water, food dishes, can opener.