Supply Checklist

Be Prepared To Stay

Every Arizonan should have supplies on hand in order to survive for at least three days in an emergency. Here are some useful items that every emergency kit needs.

Look at these ideas. You may want to change them based on the needs of your family and your area. Keep one at home and one smaller portable kit at the workplace, in your car, or another place you spend time.

Basic Items for Your Home Emergency Kit:

  1. Water (1 gallon per person per day for 3 days minimum) for drinking and personal care

  2. Food (a 3-day supply) of non-perishable food

  3. Radio (hand crank or battery-powered)

  4. Weather radio (NOAA version with tone alert)

  5. Flashlight and extra batteries or a hand crank flashlight

  6. Dust mask to filter contaminated air

  7. Plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place

  8. Moist towelettes (wipes), garbage bags and plastic ties for personal care

  9. Wrench and/or pliers to turn off utilities

  10. Can opener (manual) for food

  11. Eating utensils (knives, forks, spoons)

  12. Local maps

Consider Adding These Supplies to Your Emergency Kit:

  1. Baby items like food, clothing, diapers, wipes, medicines, etc. (if needed)

  2. Prescription medications

  3. Extra eyeglasses

  4. Pet food and extra water for your pet

  5. Important family documents (copies of documents in a
          - waterproof container)
          - Insurance policy
          - Identification
          - Bank records
          -Use the Emergency Financial First Aid Kit to
            help organize your information

  6. Cash or traveler's checks and change

  7. First aid book or info from

  8. Sleeping bags or warm blankets for each person (more for cold weather climates)

  9. Change of clothing (long pants and sleeves; more for cold weather climates)

  10. Household liquid bleach (no scents, color safe or added cleaners) and medicine dropper
          - 9 parts water to 1 part bleach = disinfectant16 drops of bleach to 1 -       - gallon water = treatment for drinking water

  11. Fire extinguisher

  12. Matches (in waterproof container)

  13. Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils, paper towels

  14. Paper and pencil

  15. Books, games, puzzles, or other activities for the kids

  16. Potassium iodide or water purification tablets for water sanitation

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