Use an easy to carry container to put together your disaster supplies kit like a camping backpack or a cargo container that can fit on your car. At minimum you’ll want the following hygiene supplies for safety and comfort: Toilet paper, paper towels, alcohol-based hand sanitizer, feminine hygiene products, a small bucket with plastic bags and ties, toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap, and latex or nitrile gloves. Whether it's preparedness for floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, or fires, the key to survival in disasters is planning. However, by taking the time to assemble and maintain a disaster preparedness kit now, your household will have survival supplies on hand. In light of this knowledge, let’s consider which supplies should be included in a disaster preparedness kit.
Keep a list of important phone numbers with your emergency supplies so you can make these calls.
Putting together the supplies you might need after SHTF is the most important part of your family survival plan.


Make sure you always have a smaller disaster supplies kit in your car in case you can’t return home or become stranded.
Experts recommend that each of us have enough supplies to care for our households for a minimum of three days. Next week we’ll go beyond the basics and consider some tricky issues such as how to afford disaster preparedness supplies, how to store the supplies if you live in a small home, how to acquire extra prescription medications to store in a kit, and how to take critical supplies with you in the event of an evacuation. Use our preparedness section to stay informed, make a plan, and most importantly—remain safe in an emergency. Ask them to think of items that they would like to include in their oun disaster supplies kit. Your kit should be easily accessible and have enough supplies for you, your family and pets to survive for at least three days.
This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours.


The California Emergency Management Agency breaks down kits into: essentials, sanitation, safety and comfort, cooking and tools and supplies.
Some of these items, especially those marked with a * can be dangerous, so please have an adult collect these supplies. Rethink your clothing and bedding supplies to account for growing children and other family changes. These supplies enable you to shelter in place, patch broken windows, and build impromptu shelters.



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