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Save This Disaster Supply Checklist

The Baldwin Group
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Updated: April 24, 2024
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  • Water (one gallon per person/per day for 3 -7 days)
  • Food: Non-perishable packaged or canned food/juices, specialty food for infants or the elderly, snack food, cooking tools/fuel, paper plates/plastic utensils/paper towels
  • Cash (at least $300-$500 in various increments)
  • First aid kits (face masks, hand sanitizer)
  • Medications (2-week supply of prescription drugs)
  • Clothing (including rain gear and sturdy shoes)
  • Flashlights (one for each family member)
  • Portable NOADD radio
  • Batteries (lots of batteries)
  • Personal Hygiene Essentials (toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, trash bags, etc.)
  • Extra glasses, contact Lenses
  • Baby diapers/formula
  • Phone charger
  • Local maps

Additional considerations

  • Generator
  • Additional fuel
  • Waterproof container
  • Matches
  • Copy of keys
  • Pet care items
  • Chlorine bleach
  • Coolers (food, ice)
  • Books, games, etc.
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Duct tape
  • Whistle
  • Tools (wrench, pliers)

Checklist for your vehicle

  • Gas (keep your tank full)
  • First aid kit
  • Tire inflator
  • Basic toolkit
  • Flashlight
  • Bottled water
  • Working jack & spare tire
  • Jumper cables
  • Road flares
  • Cell phone charger
  • Nonperishable food (including can opener)
  • DC to AC power converter
  • Road flares
  • Cash

In addition to your emergency supplies (food, water, medicine, flashlights, batteries, first aid kit, etc.), the following are good items to bring with you if you must evacuate to a shelter:

  • Pillows, blankets, sleeping bags or air mattresses
  • Extra clothing, shoes, eyeglasses, hearing aids (and batteries), etc.
  • Personal toiletries, towels
  • Folding chairs, lawn chairs or cots
  • Personal hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
  • Quiet games, books, playing cards, and favorite toys for children
  • Important papers and irreplaceable keepsakes (driver’s license, special medical information, insurance policies and property inventories, photographs, etc.)

Pet survival (for pet-friendly shelters)

  • Proper ID collar and rabies license tag
  • Carrier or cage
  • Water and food bowls
  • Medications
  • Food supply to last about three days
  • Special care instructions
  • Newspapers/plastic bags for waste disposal
  • Toys and comfort items
  • Muzzles, if necessary
  • First aid supplies
  • Manual can opener
  • Proper ID on all belongings
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