Disaster Survival Kit

Disaster survival kit
courtesy of Friday, Newsday News, June 30 2006

You will need to pack some essential items to help you and your family survive, whether you stay at home or leave it during a disaster. Here is a minimum suggested list of survival kit supplies. Ensure at least a three days (72 hours) supply for each person. Do not forget pets where applicable!

Non-perishable food
  • Small, preferably single serving cans
  • Should not require cooking or refrigeration
  • Manual can opener

    Personal medications
  • Pills and prescriptions
  • Spare eyeglasses

    Baby needs
  • Special foods
  • Diapers
  • Formula
  • Medicines
  • Blankets, etc

    First aid kit

    Battery operated radio
  • Headphones or earphone

  • Extra batteries for both

    Drinking water
  • One gallon, per person, per day
  • Unbreakable containers best

    Blankets, pillows, sleeping bags, or lawn chairs

    Sanitary supplies

    Children's activities
  • Cards, small toys
  • Books, magazines
  • Small games
  • Colouring books, crayons

    Road maps

    Wet and cold weather clothing

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