Emergency preparation kit checklist

  1. Extra water (2 – 4 qts. per person per day)
  2. Food (energy food bars and dehydrated food)
  3. Flashlight or headlamp
  4. First aid kit (first aid books, insect repellent)
  5. Spare batteries and bulbs (for flashlights, headlamps and radios)
  6. Butane or propane stoves for outdoor cooking
  7. Cook set & Utensils
  8. Extra clothes per person (shirt, jacket, pants, socks, hat, shoes)
  9. Water purification (chemical or filter)
  10. Extra cash, important papers in a waterproof pouch
  11. Medicines (prescriptions, pain relievers, sunscreen, extra glasses)
  12. Waterproof matches/ lighter (zip lock baggies)
  13. Multi-Tool/knife
  14. A game, cards, reading material
  15. Battery operated portable radio
  16. Sewing kit & Duct Tape
  17. Adjustable wrench (for turning off water and gas)
  18. Candle lantern and candles
  19. Whistle to signal for help
  20. Emergency phone numbers
  21. Toiletries
  22. Sleeping bags and pads/ space blankets
  23. Shelter (tent or tarp)
  24. Paper & pencil
  25. Garbage bag

Store everything in a large duffle bag, backpack, case, or container.

Everyone in your household should know where it is kept—Remember to keep it in a handy place.

Use this preparedeness checklist to take inventory of the emergency supplies stored in your home or office. You can purchase many of these items in the CoTradeCo store. Whether you build or buy your kit with CoTradeCo or not, please have a kit ready. The safety of you and your family is the most important thing.

For more information about Emergency and Disaster Preparedness we recommend visiting READY.gov. Ready Campaign at Ready.gov is a website from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Citizens Corps.

If you are looking for ready-to-go emergency preparedness kits you can find them and various other supplies in our emergency preparedness kits and first aid kits categories.

For other safety related items please visit the Personal Safety or Industrial Safety departments