Preparedness Lists

Here are the complete FEMA and American Red Cross home supplies recommendations. 

We have organized all the recommendations into our Disaster Guyz structure. Please note that we have left multiples of the same item (if any) and that FEMA recommendations are italicized whereas Red Cross are not:

 

Security (Protection, Health, Communications, Navigation, Repair, Entertainment)

  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
  • First aid kit
  • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Extra cash
  • Map(s) of the area
  • Medical supplies (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc)
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
  • Games and activities for children
  • Entertainment items
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
  • Two-way radios
  • Extra set of car keys and house keys
  • Whistle
  • N95 or surgical masks
  • Towels
  • Work gloves
  • Tools/supplies for securing your home
  • Scissors
  • Household liquid bleach
  • Battery-powered radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert, and extra batteries for both
  • First Aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Infant formula and diapers, if you have an infant
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Dust mask or cotton t-shirt, to help filter the air
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Emergency reference materials such as a first aid book or a print out of the information on www.ready.gov
  • Cash or traveler’s checks, change
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Tent
  • Compass
  • Signal flare
  • Paper, pencil
  • Personal hygiene items including feminine supplies
  • Disinfectant
  • Important Family Documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container

Shelter/Warmth

  • Emergency blanket
  • Rain gear
  • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Duct tape
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • A jacket or coat
  • Long pants
  • A long sleeve shirt
  • Sturdy shoes
  • A hat and gloves
  • A sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
  • Rain gear

Water

  • Water—one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day, for drinking and sanitation
  • Household chlorine bleach* – You can use bleach as a disinfectant (diluted nine parts water to one part bleach), or in an emergency you can also use it to treat water. Use 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water. Do not use scented, color safe or bleaches with added cleaners.
  • Medicine dropper

Fire/Light/Energy

  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Matches
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Matches in a waterproof container

Food

  • Food—non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
  • Manual can opener
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils
  • Paper towels

Basic GoBag items list, designed specially by Disaster Guyz.

This list prepares you adequately for evacuation to the wilderness for 72 hours.

Security (Protection, Health, Communications, Navigation, Repair, Entertainment)

  • First Aid Kit
  • Knife
  • Lightweight firearm and ammo (check local laws)
  • Survival book for reference (optional)
  • Local maps
  • Compass
  • Cell phone w/charger

Shelter/Warmth

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Emergency Blanket
  • Light Tent (optional)
  • Warm hat
  • Jacket
  • Gloves
  • Long underwear
  • Hand Warmers
  • Broken-in hiking boots

Water

  • 3 gallons of H2o per person
  • Water Purification (Chlorine Dioxide)

Fire/Light

  • Headlamp/flashlight (or both)
  • Lighter
  • Waterproof matches
  • Fire starters
  • Batteries

Food

  • 3 days worth of food
  • Energy bars/quick snacks

Complete home supplies list, designed specially by Disaster Guyz.

This is the list of everything you need to make sure you are prepared.

Security (Protection, Health, Communications, Navigation, Repair, Entertainment)

  • First aid kits
  • Portable Toilets
  • Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats & Slingshots
  • Vitamins
  • Toilet Paper, Kleenex, Paper Towels
  • Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash, floss
  • Mosquito coils/repellent, sprays/creams
  • Knives & Sharpening tools: files, stones, steel
  • Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)
  • d-con Rat poison, MOUSE PRUFE II, Roach Killer
  • Mousetraps, Ant traps & cockroach magnets
  • Shaving supplies
  • Boy Scout Handbook
  • books-medical, food preservation, survival, field manuals
  • contraceptives- pill AND condoms
  • CB/HAM radio
  • Ammunition, assorted calibers
  • Bow/Arrows & extra bowstring, fletching, heads
  • barbed wire/chicken wire/chain link for securing home
  • Gun cleaning supplies and operation/repair manuals
  • Chapstick
  • Tampons/ Feminine Hygiene
  • surgical masks
  • signal mirrors
  • “Survival-in-a-Can”
  • IV supplies, suture kit
  • pain meds
  • air rifle w/ LOTS of bbs/pellets
  • parachute cord
  • floss-lots of it, unflavored
  • Baby wipes, oils, waterless & Antibacterial soap
  • Survival Guide Book.
  • Reserve medication Antibiotics refill prescriptions 1-2 days early to stockpile
  • Baby Supplies: Diapers/formula. ointments/aspirin, etc
  • cheap wristwatches
  • air filters for vehicles
  • Writing paper/pads/pencils, solar calculators
  • Journals, Diaries & Scrapbooks
  • Reading glasses
  • Board Games, Cards, Dice
  • Big Dogs (and plenty of dog food)

Shelter/Warmth

  • Washboards, Mop Bucket w/wringer (for Laundry)
  • Clothes pins/line/hangers
  • Batteries
  • Workboots, belts, jeans & durable shirts
  • Tarps/stakes/twine/nails/rope/spikes
  • Duct Tape
  • Gasoline Containers (Plastic & Metal)
  • Backpacks, Duffel Bags
  • Scissors, fabrics & sewing supplies
  • Bleach
  • Bicycles…Tires/tubes/pumps/chains, etc
  • Sleeping Bags & blankets/pillows/mats
  • Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.
  • Woolen clothing, scarves/ear-muffs/mittens
  • Window Insulation Kit
  • Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, etc. (extras)
  • Cots & Inflatable mattress’s
  • Gloves: Work/warming/gardening, etc.
  • Wagons & carts (for transport to and from)
  • Lantern Hangers
  • Screen Patches, glue, nails, screws,, nuts & bolts
  • Atomizers (for cooling/bathing)
  • Hats & cotton neckerchiefs
  • gasoline w/ stabilizer
  • socks
  • pliers & wire
  • Thermal underwear / Polypropylene
  • leather treatment supplies
  • window screen/mosquito nets
  • barbed wire/chicken wire/chain link for securing home
  • super glue
  • wd-40
  • Glue, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, etc.
  • Lumber (all types)
  • shoe laces
  • Laundry Detergent (liquid)

Water

  • Water Filters/Purifiers
  • Water Containers
  • Hand pumps & siphons (for water and for fuels)

Fire/Light/Energy

  • Seasoned Firewood.
  • Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps, Lanterns, matches
  • Camp Stove Fuel – Impossible to stockpile too much.
  • Charcoal, Lighter Fluid
  • Mini Heater head (Without this item, propane won’t heat a room.)
  • Propane Cylinders (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur.
  • Propane Cookstoves
  • Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder
  • Coleman’s Pump Repair Kit
  • Tuna Fish (in oil)- can be used a lamp w/ addition of a wick
  • Matches
  • Candles
  • Bow saws, axes and hatchets, Wedges (also, honing oil)
  • Flashlights, Lightsticks, torches, Lanterns
  • Lantern Mantles
  • charcoal briquettes
  • magnesium & flint
  • Generators
  • Solar battery charger & rechargeable batteries
  • hand crank/ solar shortwave or weatherband radio

Food/Barter

  • Hand-can openers, & hand egg beaters, whisks
  • Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugar
  • Rice – Beans – Wheat
  • Vegetable Oil (for cooking) Without it food burns/must be boiled)
  • Grain Grinder (Non-electric)
  • Aluminum Foil Reg. & Heavy Duty
  • Garbage Bags
  • Milk – Powdered & Condensed
  • Garden Seeds (Non-Hybrid)
  • Garlic, spices & vinegar, baking supplies
  • Flour, yeast & salt
  • Insulated ice chests
  • Garbage cans Plastic
  • Cast iron cookware
  • Fishing supplies/tools
  • Garden tools & supplies
  • Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, stews, etc.
  • Canning supplies, (Jars/lids/wax)
  • Paper plates/cups/utensils (stock up, folks)
  • Soysauce, vinegar, bullions/gravy/soupbase
  • Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)
  • Graham crackers, saltines, pretzels, Trail mix/Jerky
  • Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts
  • Teas
  • Coffee
  • Cigarettes
  • Wine/Liquors (for bribes, medicinal, etc,)
  • Paraffin wax
  • Chewing gum/candies
  • Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)
  • crop seeds
  • Goats/chickens