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Supplies & Special Items

Hygiene Supplies

Include a bar of soap, liquid dish detergent, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, tissues, toilet paper, and sanitary napkins should be included in your kit.

Medical Supplies

Your kit needs to include a complete first aid kit.  These kits may be purchased from a number or sources or put together piece-by-piece.  Remember to include any prescription medications that your family takes.  Also include a written list of prescriptions, allergies, and your doctors’ address and phone number. You should have a first aid kit in your home, one for each car, and in your office.  The following supplies are recommended for any first aid kit you buy or assemble:

  • Adhesive Bandages
  • Tweezers
  • Aspirin/Pain Reliever
  • 2 inch gauze pads
  • Sewing Needles
  • Anti-diarrhea medicine
  • 4 inch gauze pads
  • Antiseptic Wipes
  • Antacid
  • Medical tape
  • Thermometer
  • Syrup of Ipecac
  • Triangular bandages
  • Tongue Depressors
  • Laxative
  • 2 inch roller bandage
  • Petroleum Jelly
  • Activated Charcoal
  • 3 inch roller bandage
  • Safety Pins
  • Prescription medicine
  • Scissors
  • Latex Gloves
  • First Aid Manual

Tools Kits, Supplies and Special Items

The following supplies and tools should also be stored in your home supply kit:

  • Flashlight with extra bulbs and batteries
  • Portable radio with extra batteries
  • Space blanket
  • Sleeping bags
  • Tent
  • Mess kits or paper plates, cups and utensils
  • Cash or Travelers Checks
  • Can Opener
  • Type ABC Fire Extinguisher
  • Duct Tape
  • Matches in water proof container
  • Lighter or sparking tool
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Plastic bags
  • Signal Flare
  • Whistle
  • Paper and Pencil/pens
  • Needles and thread
  • Medicine Dropper
  • Plastic Sheeting Tarp
  • Toilet Paper
  • Soap
  • Feminine Supplies
  • Personal Hygiene items
  • Garbage bags
  • Plastic bucket with lid
  • Rope Shovel
  • Pet Supplies
  • Disinfectant
  • Chlorine Bleach
  • Pliers Hammer
  • Screwdriver Utility Knife
  • Old pair of glasses
  • Games and books
  • Family records
  • Copies of financial papers
  • Copies of medical records
  • Inventory of assets