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the ready kit for the house

by gocb

 - Sat, Nov 8 2008

❑ Prescription medications and glasses
❑ Infant formula and diapers
❑ Pet food and extra water for your pet
❑ Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies,
identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container
❑ Cash or traveler’s checks and change
❑ Emergency reference material such as a first aid book or information
from
www.ready.gov
❑ Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person. Consider additional bedding
if you live in a cold-weather climate.
❑ Complete change of clothing including a long sleeved shirt, long
pants and sturdy shoes. Consider additional clothing if you live in a
cold-weather climate.
❑ Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper – When diluted nine parts water
to one part bleach, bleach can be used as a disinfectant. Or in an emergency, you can use it to
treat water by using 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water. Do not
use scented, color safe or bleaches with added cleaners.
❑ Fire Extinguisher
❑ Matches in a waterproof container
❑ Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
❑ Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils, paper towels
❑ Paper and pencil
❑ Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children
Recommended Items to Include in
a Basic Emergency Supply Kit:
Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days,

for drinking and sanitation

Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with

tone alert and extra batteries for both

Flashlight and extra batteries

First aid kit

Whistle to signal for help

Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic
sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place

Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation

Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)

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