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2. Get a Kit

Don't be put off by the large number of items on recommended for an emergency kit. You can assemble kits over time, and something is better than nothing!


Many of you already have the makings of your kit already in your home. All you need to do is get a box, a five gallon pail, or a plastic storage bin and start putting items in it. In a few cases, you may wish to purchase items as you make your normal grocery and hardware purchases to add to it.


Some of you may prefer to purchase pre-assembled kits, available in various sizes (for different size of families) and with different components in them. Such kits are available online (search "disaster supplies"), non-profit organizations such as The American Red Cross, and in local stores including Trading Post, Earthshakes, Home Depot and Lowe's.


Whatever your strategy, there's no better time to start than right now. Take 5 minutes to start your kit, and then come back to it from time to time to complete it.


Must Haves

At Home

Work/Car

Sturdy shoes with socks (in home, keep by bed)

X

X

Family First-Aid Kit + manual

X

X

Drinkable Water (2g/day per person for 7 days)

X

1 gal

Non-Perishable Food (3 complete meals per day per person)

X

snacks

Clothing (1 change of clothing, with extra layers, per person)

X

for walking for help

Sun Hat

X

X

Sun Block

X

X

Personal Hygiene (toothbrush, tampons, hand sanitizer)

X

optional

Prescription Medications (7 day supply; remember to rotate every 6 months)

X

recommended

Flashlight (with extra batteries)

X

X

Whistle (to summon help)

X

use car horn

Family AM/FM Radio (with extra batteries)

X

use car radio

Family Multi-tool (such as Leatherman)

X

emergency toolkit in car

A-B-C 5lb Fire Extinguisher

X

optional
 Nice to Haves: At Home  Work/Car

Family Tent

X


Sleeping bags

X


Family Cash, quarters (for phone calls, vending machines)

X


Cell Phone and USB Charger (ideally solar)

X

X

Paper map of neighborhood and area including hospitals, fire & police stations (Internet maps may not be available)

X

X

Water Purification (tablets or small bottle of chlorine, or camping water filter)

X


Leather Gloves

X

X

Long Pants

X


Emergency Blankets

X

X

Duct Tape

X

X

Gas/water Shut-Off Wrench

X


Markers-Sharpies

X


Knife/scissors

X


Poncho

X


Cell Phone

X

X

Ear Plugs

X


Lightsticks

X


Reading books

X


FRS or GMRS Radio

X


Camping stove and fuel, pots and pans

X


Plates and silverware

X


Plastic wrap

X


Garbage Bags

X


Ziplock Bags

X


Tools: wrench, screwdriver, hammer, saw

X


   
   

CERT Backpack Supplies
Required Emergency Backpack Equipment and Supplies for CERT Team Members
 CERT ID
 Dust Mask
 Flashlight
 Gas Shutoff Wrench
 Goggles
 CERT Helmet
 Hard Soled Shoes
 Long Pants, Long Sleeved Shirt
 CERT Vest
 Water

Recommended Additional Backpack Equipment and Supplies for CERT Team Members
 Carbiners
 Caution Tape
 Crowbar and/or Prybar
 Energy bars or other food source
 Hand Ax
 Headlamp
 Lumber Crayons
 Rain Gear
 Sledge Hammer
 Waterproof Notebooks and Markers                
 Zip Ties
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MPFPD Community Crisis Management,
Oct 5, 2014, 3:12 PM
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MPFPD Community Crisis Management,
Oct 5, 2014, 3:11 PM
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