One gallon of water per day for each person for drinking and food preparation, stored in plastic containers. Plan for three to seven days.
A three- to seven-day supply of canned or nonperishable food that requires little or no preparation or heating.
Food and water for pets for three to seven days
A manual can opener
Paper plates, plastic utensils, plastic bags, plastic garbage bags, waterproof containers and foil
Two coolers - one for food, one for ice
Fuel for any nonelectric cooking source, such as charcoal or propane gas, and matches
Antiseptic hand cleanser for each family member
Detergent and cleaners
A flashlight and spare batteries for each person
A battery-powered radio and spare batteries
A telephone that plugs directly into a wall jack. Cellular service could be disrupted.
A first-aid kit with bandages, gauze pads, tape, antibacterial ointment, antidiarrhea medication, pain medication, antacids, tweezers, scissors, soap and alcohol
Mosquito repellent and sunscreen for each family member
Prescription medication for two weeks
Camera and film
Extra gas for generator
Zip-top plastic bags for storing supplies
Heavy-duty garbage bags