72 Hour Prep Checklist

                               HOME EMERGENCY SUPPLY PREP  CHECKLIST
                                                          (72- Hour Prep and Kit)
This list contains items usually available in your home. It is recommended that they be organized and located together for easy access during an emergency. Your emergency supplies should be sufficient to sustain you, your family and pets for a minimum of 72 hours (see emergency kit preparation video at : https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=17&v=05L0MJLmIXc ). A two (2) week supply of prescription and necessary over-the-counter medications is recommended. 
Basic Supplies:
 Water* – minimum of 1 gallon per person per day
 Blankets or sleeping bags for each member of the family
 Non-Perishable Foods*
 Radio – portable, with spare batteries
 First Aid Kit and Manual
 Prescription and over-the-counter medications*
 Can opener – non-electric
 Additional equipment – glasses, dentures, hearing aids
 Watch or clock – non-electric
 Flashlight – spare batteries and light bulb
 Plug-in analog telephone
 Fire extinguisher – multipurpose labeled “ABC”
 Cash
 Whistle
 Important documents
 Dust mask
 Activity items for adults (e.g. deck of cards) and kids (e.g. coloring books with crayons)
*Rotate food, water, and medications as necessary. Remember to consider household members with unique needs: infants, elderly, disabled, allergies. Avoid salty foods, as they will make you thirsty. Water Tips:
The best option is to store drinking water prior to a disaster, in appropriate containers. If purified water is not available, water should be boiled for 1 full minute, keeping in mind that some water will evaporate. Let the water completely cool before use. 
Sanitation Supplies:
 Large plastic trash bags for waste, sanitation, and protection
 Pre-moistened towelettes
 Feminine supplies
 Hand soap and liquid detergent
 Infant supplies
 Shampoo
 Toilet paper and paper towels
 Toothpaste & toothbrush
 Deodorant Cooking Supplies
 Plastic bags – various sizes, sealable
 Paper plates, plastic utensils, paper towels
 Pots (cooking) – at least two
 Barbecue or gas grill; charcoal and lighter or propane (for outdoor use only); Sterno® stove
Safety Supplies:
 Knife, razor blade, and multipurpose tool
 Heavy gloves for each adult
 Clothes – complete change for each family member
(Preferably long pants and long sleeves for protection)
 Heavy shoes for each family member
Pet Supplies:
 Carrier
 Collar with ID tag and harness or leash
 Food
 Water
 Medications
 Sanitation items – Litter and litter box if appropriate
 Important documents such as vaccination records and license information
Car Survival Kit:
 Non-perishable food
 Sealable plastic bags
 Flares
 Flashlight with batteries
 Bottled water
 Tools and rubber hose
 First Aid Kit and Manual
 Critical medications
 Fire extinguisher
 Pre-moistened towelettes and tissues
 Blanket
 Extra clothing 

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