Tools, Clothing and Bedding


  • Aluminum foil
  • Cash or traveler’s checks, change
  • Compass
  • Emergency preparedness manual
  • Fire extinguisher, small canister, ABC type
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Map of the area to locate shelters
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Mess kits (for eating) paper cups, plates and plastic utensils
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Pliers
  • Portable, battery operated radio or television and extra batteries
  • Plastic storage containers
  • Nonelectric can opener, utility knife
  • Shut off wrench to turn off household gas and water
  • Tape
  • Whistle

Clothing and Bedding

This section depends entirely on the weather or typical climate one lives in. For example, if one resides in a colder climate, warmth is a priority as heat may not be available.  It is recommended to include at least one change of complete clothing and footwear, per person.

  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Hat, gloves, scarf and sunglasses
  • Jacket/coat or rain gear
  • Long pants
  • Long sleeve shirt