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Disaster Preparedness : 72-Hour Supply Kit Checklist

Personal Supplies

  • Water - 1 gallon per person per day for at least 3 days (This is the minimum supply that should be stored.)
  • Food - enough to last family at least 1 week
  • Bleach - 1 gallon to purify domestic water supply
  • Sanitation Supplies, Hygiene Supplies
  • Flashlights, Portable Radio and Extra Batteries
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Prescription Medicines, Eyeglasses
  • Heavy Clothes, Boots or Shoes
  • Small Hand Tools and Shutoff Wrench
  • Shovel
  • Rope
  • Camp Stove and Extra Fuel
  • Tent, Sleeping Bag, Lantern
  • Cooking and Eating Utensils, Can Opener
  • Paper Plates and Cups
  • Box of Heavy Duty Garbage Bags
  • Aluminum Foil, Plastic Wrap, Zip-Lock Bags
  • Waterproof Matches
  • Pet Provisions
  • Money
  • Latex Gloves, Duct Tape, Masking Tape
  • Prying Tools, Cutting Tools, Striking and Battering Tools, Ladder
  • Carpentry Tools, Shovel, Rope

Note: Perishable supplies should be replaced at least once a year.

First Aid Kit

The following is a suggested list of supplies to be kept in a 72-hour home supply kit. Included in this kit should be any personal medications taken on a regular basis, a list of these prescriptions, a list of doctors, and an extra pair of glasses.

  • Kerlex, Kling, or any other brand of roller bandages - 4 rolls
  • 4 x 4-inch Gauze Pads - 10 to 20 pads
  • Sanitary Napkins for Excessive Bleeding - 2 to 4 pads
  • 1 and 2 inch adhesive tape (changed every 6 months) - 1 of each

Medical Supplies  bandage

The following items should be part of your safety equipment. These are your own personal supplies to be used if you get injured.

  • Scissors - a good pair of medical scissors
  • 4 x 4-inch gauze pads - 5 or 6 to be used as bandages for large cuts
  • Adhesive tape - one roll of 1-inch tape
  • Band-Aids - 4 or 5 strips for small cuts
  • Antiseptic solution - used to cleanse wounds - 1 bottle
  • Latex gloves

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