Friday, October 2, 2009

Red Cross Family Preparedness Kit



BASIC NEEDS
£  Water  - one gallon per person, per day
£  Food - non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items
£  Clothes – at least 2 set of clothes per person.
£  Sturdy  shoes
£  Hand towels, socks, blankets and sweaters.
£  A tent , large plastics or tarpaulins for shelter
£  Sanitation and personal hygiene items
£  Cell phone with chargers
£  Family and emergency contact information
£  Extra cash
£  Whistle for each person on a necklace or bracelet
£  Rain gear
£   Work gloves
£  Household liquid bleach

EXTRAS
£  Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
£  Map of your area
£   Games and activities for children
£  Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl
£  Extra set of car keys and house keys
£  Inventory of valuable household items

TOOLS
£   Flashlight - Battery-powered or hand-cranked
£  Radio - Battery-powered or hand-cranked
£  Extra batteries
£  Two-way radios
£  Can opener
£   Tools/supplies for securing your home
£  Duct tape
£   Scissors / Duct tape
£  Utility knife
£  Pliers, wrench (to turn off gas and water)
£  Paper, pencils
£   Matches in a waterproof container 
£  Plastic garbage bags
£  Needles, thread
£  Mess kits, or paper cups, plates and plastic utensil
£   Plastic storage bags / Waterproof plastics

HEALTH
£  First aid kit
o   Band-aids,  cottons,  gauze
o   Long scarf or cloth
o   Alcohol and Betadine
o   Medications: Antihistamine (allergies), Analgesic (pain), Decongestant (cough and colds),  Anti-pyretic (fever), Maintenance meds (highblood pressure or diabetes)
£  Medical supplies (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, cane)
£  Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)


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