10 Minute Tidy Office Tip 106: Assemble an Emergency Supply Kit

by shannon on June 16, 2014

Recommended Items To Have In An Emergency Supply Kit:
• Water: one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
• Food: at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
• Can opener for food
• Mess kits, paper cups and plates, plastic utensils, paper towels
• Fire Extinguisher
• Matches in a waterproof container
• Hand-crank or battery-powered radio and extra batteries
• Flashlight and extra batteries
• Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
• Whistle to signal for help
• Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air
• Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
• First Aid kit
• Emergency reference material i.e. first aid book

Additional Items To Consider Adding To An Emergency Supply Kit:
• Prescription medications and glasses
• Infant formula and diapers
• Pet food and extra water for your pet
• Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification, and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container
• Cash or traveler’s checks and change
• Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person. Consider additional bedding if you live in a cold-weather climate.
• Complete change of clothing including a long sleeved shirt, long pants, and sturdy shoes. Consider additional clothing if you live in a cold-weather climate.
• Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper – When diluted nine parts water to one part bleach, bleach can be used as a disinfectant. In an emergency, you can use it to treat water by using 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water. Do not use scented, color safe or bleaches with added cleaners.
• Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
• Paper and pencil
• Books, games, puzzles, or other activities for children

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