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Household Basic Emergency Supply Kit

Posted on October 30, 2012 at 11:05 PM

"Each household should have Emergency Supply Kits packed and ready with at least the following basic supplies:


  • Water at least 1 gallon per day per person for 5 days.
  • Food at least enough for 5 days(rice, oats, canned food, snack foods
  • Non electric can opener
  • Cooking tools/utensils and heat source
  • Reusable plates and eating utensils
  • Blanket or sleeping bag per person
  • One-hand crank AM/FM radio and/or one shortwave radio with proper rechargeable batteries.
  • Self-charging, shakeable, and/or hand crank flashlight or flashlight with a rechargeable battery.
  • Waterproof source of fire( waterproof matches, flint, mgnesium, etc)
  • Rain ponchos(two per adult)
  • Basic tool kit (wrench, pliers, screwdrivers, utility knife, small saw, camping shovel,duct tape, and tarp at least 10ftx 10ft)
  • Keys to house, safes, lockboxes and vehicles.
  • Toiletries and personal sanitary items( contractor grade trash bags, dry toilet paper, wet-wipes, body cleansers, and mouth care)
  • Basic first aid supplies and emergency reference materials such as a first aid and/or survival guides (prescription medication if needed)
  • Two complete changes of clothing including a long sleeved shirt, long pants, and a sturdy pair of shoes per person. Consider additional clothing if you live in a cold weather climate.
  • Paper and pencil(waterproof if possible)
  • Extra charger for cell phone and power cord for lap top computer( if the right radio and/or flashlight is purchased they can be used to recharge these things)
  • Maps(city, county, state, and country)
  • Particulate respirators/dust masks (N95-one box person)
  • Important documents(passports, personal papers, etc.)
  • Cash (at least $100 per adult and $50 per child)
  • Specialty items as needed for babies, elderly and pets.


Taken from 2007 B.E.E.P. prepared by Warrior Brian Wilson

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