72 hour Emergency Supply kit

It can feel overwhelming to plan in advance for an emergency. However, in an emergency, you will be grateful you were prepared. Here are a few items that should go in a “go bag”. Using a backpack for these items, and placing it in a convenient area is one good way to pack these items into one place to “grab and go” when needed. Amend this list to fit your needs:

Emergency Items

  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Battery-powered radio
  • Walkie talkies
  • Waterproof matches/lighter
  • 1 small camp stove or grill with extra fuel
  • Garbage bags (ground cover and other uses)
  • Rain poncho
  • Emergency blanket
  • 1-2 bottles of water
  • Water purification tablets

Food and Water Items (change out every 6 months)

Enough for three meals:

  • Breakfast packets (pre-packaged like oatmeal)
  • Dry milk powder
  • Snack bars (granola, high in protein and calories)
  • Lunch food (cans of meat, heat and serve cans of food, noodle packets, etc.)
  • Dinner food (see lunch food - Be creative)
  • Packets of flavored drink mixes
  • Nuts
  • Chocolate/candy bars

Personal Items

  • Cash in a plastic baggie
  • Copies of passports
  • Copies of visas
  • Copies of birth certificates or other important papers
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Small towel/hand towel
  • Extra set of clothes
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Portable hammock if desired
  • Soap
  • shampoo/conditioner
  • Any medication needed

Kid and Pet items

  • Any diapers or items needed for a baby
  • Baby food
  • Pet food
  • Water for your pet

Items to help possible boredom:

  • Card games
  • Crossword puzzle books
  • Small packs of lego’s
  • Coloring book and crayons/pencils