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Survival Kit

August 03, 2010

The most important part of your hurricane plan is a Hurricane Kit, that includes the basic life support you will need after a disaster. Prepare to be self sufficient for at least 3 days to two weeks.

Here’s a list a thorough hurricane kit list of Survival Materials:

  • Food/Water *
  • Bottled water ( 1 gallon per day per person) for 14 days*
  • Manual can opener*
  • Non-perishable foods:*
    • Canned meat, fish, fruit and vegetables
    • Bread in moisture proof packaging
    • Cookies, candy, dried fruit
    • Canned soups, & milk
    • Powdered or single serve drinks
    • Cereal bars
    • Package condiments
    • Peanut butter and jelly
    • Instant coffee & tea
  • Flashlight (1 per person) *
  • Portable battery powered lanterns
  • Glass enclosed candles
  • Battery powered radio or TV
  • Battery operated alarm clock
  • Extra batteries, including hearing aids
  • Ice chest and ice
  • First Aid Kit-including aspirin, antibiotic cream, and antacids
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sun screen (45 SPF recommended)
  • Waterproof matches/butane lighter
  • Money *
  • Plain bleach or water purification tablets
  • Disposable plates, glasses, and Utensils
  • Maps of the area with landmarks on it
  • Cooking:
    • Sterno
    • Portable camp stove or grill
    • Stove fuel or charcoal, lighter fluid
    • Disposable eating utensils, plates & cups
    • Napkins & paper towels
    • Aluminum foil
    • Oven mitts
  • Personal Supplies:
    • Prescriptions ( 1 month supply)*
    • Photo copies of prescriptions*
    • Toilet paper
    • Entertainment: books, magazines, card games etc*
    • Soap and detergent
    • Toiletries*
    • Bedding: pillows, sleeping bag*
    • Clothing for a few days*
    • Rain ponchos, and work gloves
    • Extra glasses or contact lenses
  • Babies:
    • Disposable diapers*
    • Formula, food and medication*
  • Documents:
    • Photo copies of prescriptions*
    • Photo identification*
    • Proof of occupancy of residence (utility bills)
    • Medical history or information
    • Waterproof container for document storage
    • Back-up disks of your home computer files
    • Camera & film
  • Pet Supplies:
    • Dry & canned food for two weeks
    • Water (1/2 gallon per day)
    • Litter box supplies
    • Traveling Cage
  • Other Necessities:
    • Tools: hammer, wrenches, screw drivers, nails, saw
    • Trash bags (lots of them)
    • Cleaning supplies
    • Plastic drop cloth
    • Mosquito netting
    • ABC rated fire extinguisher
    • Masking or duct tape
    • Outdoor extension cords
    • Spray paint to identify your home if necessary
    • One of your home phones (many people lost theirs during Andrew, even though their phone service still worked)

* If you are planning to evacuate be sure to at least take these items.

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