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- Brandon's Emergency Preparedness Lists -

I have compiled the following lists to assist EVAC members in developing there own emergency preparedness kits. This list should be used as a guideline and add or remove items as you see fit. Many of these items can be purchased at your local surplus store, drug store, outdoor and sporting goods stores.

Aircraft/Car Kit

  • First Aid Kit (see below)
  • Heavy duty work gloves
  • Goggles or protective eye wear
  • Dust mask
  • Good pocket knife with plyers
  • Food (MRE's, freeze dried, or emergency bricks)
  • Water
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Compass
  • Candles, long burning
  • Cooking fuel
  • Paper, pens (Sharpies), paper clips, rubber bands
  • Duct tape, 5-10 ft, wrap around a water bottle, pencil or dowel
  • Leaf bag, large
  • Matches, in a water proof container. Strike-anywhere type matches are best, others require the striker from the package be included in the waterproof container. Not all matches use the same striker.
  • Plastic bags, ziplock, qt. size, for kit, water, etc.
  • Cash, ATM machines may be unavailable
  • Plastic sheeting (for shelter material)
  • Rain pancho
  • Whistle
  • Solar Blanket
  • Water purifier drops or tables
  • Zip lock bags of various sizes
  • Signal mirror (shaving mirror)
  • Safety pins, large
  • Insect repellent, small bottle
  • Lip Balm, with sunscreen (Chapstick® or similar)
  • Measuring device, 18 in minimum (a small cloth measuring tape is ideal, you can also mark a walking or tracking stick to measure with.
  • Metal cup or pot - a military canteen cup is ideal, especially if it has the little stove base.
  • Nylon twine or small rope, 50 ft. like parachute cord.
  • Sunscreen lotion, small bottle, at least SPF 15
  • Tissue Paper (toilet paper). Small roll, remove the cardboard core, store in a plastic bag.
  • Webbing, 20 ft length of 1-in climbing type webbing, for emergency harnesses or utility uses.
  • Wire, 5-10 ft, woven steel (picture hanging wire) for emergency repairs
  • Handheld FM Transceiver, AA battery packs, cigarette lighter charging cord
  • GPS (handheld) and spare batteries

Home Kit

All of the items in your travel kit plus:
  • An emergency plan including phone numbers, meeting locations and personal information
  • More food
  • More water
  • More cash
  • More duct tape
  • More plastic sheeting
  • Pet food, if you have a pet you should also have a leash or carier available plus any specifics for your pet. Please note that most disaster shelters do not allow pets so you may be living out of your car.
  • Extra batteries
  • Tools for shut off water, gas and power
  • Crow bar
  • Large bucket (store all your items in the bucket. I have a bucket with an toilet seat cover to be used for emergency sanitation needs with garbage bags.
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Red spray paint
  • Garbage bags for personal sanitation
  • Hand crank radio
  • Playing cards
  • Plyers
  • Rope

First Aid Kit

In addition to a standard small first aid kit I have added
  • Rubber exam gloves (at least 3 pairs, store in a plastic bag)
  • CPR mask
  • Hand sanitizer (small bottle)
  • Acetaminophen or aspirin tablets (4 or more)
  • Antacid and anti-diarrheal tablets (such as pepto-bismol tablets)
  • Antiseptic cleansing pads (2)
  • Moleskin (small piece, about 3x4 inches), or a Spenco® blister kit
  • Roller Bandage, gauze type
  • Cotton Swabs, non sterile (Q-tips® or similar)
  • Splinter forceps, tweezers
  • Towlettes, clean (wet wipes)
  • Personal Medications
  • Oral glucose
  • Chewable asperin
  • Sanitary pads
  • Sam splint
I also have a full medic kit which is similar to what EMT's use in the field.

For more information contact KSMO EVAC
Questions or comments? smowebmaster@evac.org
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