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Emergency Supply List

The following informmation was obtained from documentation supplied by the Department of Homeland Security through their www.ready.gov web page and adapted for its use here by Glen Geen/KD5PXO. Please visit the www.ready.gov web page for more detailed information.

Through its Ready Campaign the U.S. Department of Homeland Security educates and empowers Americans to take some simple steps to prepare for and respond to potential emergencies. Ready asks individuals to do three key things: get an emergency supply kit, make a family emergency plan, and be informed about the different types of emergencies taht could occur and their appropriate responses.

Recommneded Items to Include in a Basic Emergency Supply Kit
Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days for drinking and sanitation.
Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
Battery-powered or hand crank rado and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
Flashlight and extra batteries
First aid kit
Whistle to signal for help
Dustmask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter in place
Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties for personal sanitation
Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
Manual can opener for food if kit contains canned food products
Local maps because local landmarks you are used to seeing may not be visable or have experienced a dramatic change in appearence.
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Additional Items to Consider Adding to an Emergency Supply Kit:
Prescription medications and glasses
Infant formula and diapers
Pet food and extra water for your pet(s)
Important family documents such as copies ofinsurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container
Cash or traveler's checks and change
Emergency reference material such as a first aid book or information from www.ready.gov
Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person. Consider addition bedding if you live in a cold-weather climate.
Complete change of clothing including long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes. Consider additional clothing if you live in a cold-weather climate.
Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper -- When diluted nine parts water to one part bleach, bleach can be used as a disinfectant. Or in an emergency, you can use it to treat water by using 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water. Do not used scented, color safe or bleaches iwth added cleaners.
Fire Extinguisher
Matches in a waterproof container
Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
Mess kits, paper cups, plates, and plastic utensils, paper towels
Paper and pencil
Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children


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