72 Hour Kits

Public Safety

Water & Filtration

3 gal. per person per day, Water bottles or pouches, water filter, extra water storage containers, iodine or bleach

Food, Fuel & Cooking

Freeze-dried/dehydrated food, stove/fuel, jerky, food bars, candy, cooking set, utensils, fire starter, soap, spices, cooking oil, can opener, noncook foods, matches

Shelter & Bedding

Tent, sleeping pad/bag, tarp/ground cloth, emergency bivvy

First Aid

First aid kit, extra bandages, pain relievers, personal medications, insect repellant, sanitizer, first aid manual

Power/Lighting

Flashlight, batteries, headlamp, rechargeable power bank, portable solar panel

Heat/Warmth/Clothing

Firestarters, hand warmers, candles, emergency blanket/bivvy, wool blanket, extra clothing, extra socks & underwear, coat & hat, raingear, winter wear, matches

Tools/Equipment

Multi-tool, knife, saw or hatchet, shovel, rope, twine, paracord, compass/maps, fishing, hunting gear, duct tape, gloves

Communication

Cell phone, HAM radio, AM/FM radio, batteries, signal mirror, flares, glowsticks

Hygiene & Sanitation 

Toilet paper/wipes, airtight bucket or porta-potty, garbage bags, toothbrush/toothpaste, razors, soap, body soap & shampoo, towel, washcloth, feminine products, laundry soap, baby items

Personal/Documents

ID’s, legal documents, insurance cards, cash/credit cards, deeds/wills, phone numbers, keys, books

Entertainment

Journal/notepad, pen/pencil/marker, reading books, playing cards, games

Security & Protection

Knife, personal firearm & ammunition, whistle, pepper spray, full tank of gas

 

Where should I store my kit?

Keep your kit in an easy-to-access location that is close to an exit. Know where it is at all times. If your kit contains heat-sensitive items such as food or fuel, your storage location should stay at room temperature or cooler

When should I rotate my supplies?

Most items should be rotated about every 5 years or so. Depending on the type of food you have, it may last longer or shorter. Adhesives, medications, pre-packaged water, batteries, toiletries, and other perishables may need to be replaced sooner (2-3 years). Review contents and re-think your plan and kit at least once per year.

Where can I find more information?

Stop by our office or visit www.ready.gov  or  www.FEMA.org.