Completed Incremental Disaster Kit

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Incremental Disaster Kit

Incremental Disaster Kit

At Week 21 we are finally done with our incremental shopping list.  Now that you completed your  incremental disaster kit you will have completed many activities that help better prepare your family, as well as have a fully stocked 72 hour kit.  I urge you not to stop here, but to continue to plan and prepare your family.

Congratulations, on your accomplishment.

Final Checklist

 

General Emergency Items

  • Local Maps
  • “Child proof” latches or other fasteners for your cupboards”
  • 1 box facial tissue
  • 1 box graham crackers
  • 1 box heavy-duty garbage bags with ties
  • 1 jar peanut butter
  • 1 package eating utensils
  • 1 package paper
  • 2 blank videocassettes
  • 2 flashlights with batteries
  • 2 rolls toilet paper
  • 2 tongue blades
  • 3 box quick energy snacks
  • 3 rolls paper towels
  • Adhesive tape
  • Aluminum foil
  • Antacid (for stomach upset)
  • Anti-diarrheal medication
  • Antiseptic
  • Aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever
  • Assorted nails
  • Assorted plastic containers with lids
  • Battery-powered radio
  • Camping or utility knife
  • “Comfort foods” (such as cookies, candy bars)
  • Compass
  • Crow bar
  • Cups
  • Disinfectant
  • Disposable dust masks
  • Disposable hand wipes
  • Double-sided tape or hook-and-loop fasteners
  • Dried fruit/nuts
  • Dry cereal
  • Duct tape
  • Emergency escape ladder for upper story windows, if needed. (don’t forget to install”
  • Extra battery for portable radio
  • Extra flashlight batteries
  • Extra water
  • Gauze pads
  • Hammer
  • Hand-operated can opener
  • Heavy cotton or hemp rope
  • Household chlorine bleach
  • Labels for your equipment and supplies
  • Large plastic food bags
  • Latex gloves
  • Laxative
  • Liquid antibacterial hand soap
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Litter/pan
  • Matches in waterproof container
  • Medications
  • Medicine dropper
  • Needles
  • Paper and pencil
  • Patch kit and can of seal-in-air product for the tires of mobility aids
  • Perforated metal tape (sometimes called plumber’s tape or strap iron)
  • Permanent marking pen
  • Petroleum jelly or other lubricant
  • Plastic bucket with tight lid
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Plastic wrap
  • Pliers
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Safety goggles
  • Safety pins
  • Scissors
  • Screwdriver
  • Sewing kit
  • Signal flare
  • Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes
  • Sterile roller bandages
  • Store a roll of quarters for emergency phone calls.
  • Sunscreen
  • Syrup of ipecac and activated charcoal
  • Thermometer
  • Travel size toothpaste
  • Tweezers
  • Waterproof portable plastic container (with lid) for important papers
  • Whistle
  • Wood screws
  • Work gloves
  • Wrench(es) needed to turn off utilities

For Each Person

  • Denture care items (if needed)
  • 1 can ready-to-eat soup (for each person)
  • 1 can ready-to-eat soup (not concentrated) (for each person)
  • 2 large can juice (for each person)
  • 4 can fruit (for each person)
  • 4 can vegetables (for each person)
  • 5 can meat (for each person)
  • 5 gallon water (for each person)
  • Feminine hygiene supplies
  • Baby food (if needed)
  • Diapers (if needed)
  • Saline solution and a contact lens case (if needed)
  • Special food for special diets (if needed)
  • Extra battery for motorized mobility aids (if needed)
  • Extra blanket or sleeping bag for each household member.
  • Extra eyeglasses (if needed)
  • Extra hearing aid batteries (if needed)
  • Extra medications or prescriptions marked “emergency use.”
  • Extra plastic baby bottles, and formula (if needed)
  • Extra toothbrush

For Each Pet

  • 1 gallon water (for each pet)
  • Leash or carrier for your pet.
  • Pet food
  • ID tags
  • Extra animal harness, leash, and identification tag(s)

To Do

  • Arrange for a friend or neighbor to help your children if you are not able to respond or are at work.
  • Arrange for someone to install latches on cupboards and secure moveable objects.
  • Arrange to have your water heater strapped to wall studs using perforated metal tape.
  • Ask your local emergency management office if emergency transportation services are available in case of evacuation.
  • Attach a wrench next to the cutoff valve of each utility meter so it will be there when needed.
  • Check with child’s day care center or school to find out about their disaster plans.
  • Choose a signal with your network that indicates you are okay and have left the disaster site.
  • Complete a personal assessment of your needs and your resources for meeting your needs in a changed disaster environment.
  • Create a personal support network who can help you identify and obtain the resources you will need to cope effectively with disaster.
  • Date each perishable food item using marking pen.
  • Develop a disaster supplies kit for your car or van.
  • Develop a personal disaster plan.
  • Develop a pet care plan in case of disaster.
  • Establish an out-of-town contact to call in case of emergency.
  • Familiarize your network with any areas on your body where you have reduced sensation.
  • Find out about your workplace disaster plan.
  • Find out if you have a neighborhood safety organization and join it.
  • Find out what kinds of disasters can happen in your area.
  • “Give copies of the following lists to your network: emergency information list, medical information list, disability-related supplies and special equipment list, and personal disaster plan. “
  • Go on a hunt with your family to find a pay phone that is close to your home.
  • “Identify safe places to go to in case of fire, earthquake, tornado, hurricane, and flood.”
  • “If Blind, mark your disaster supplies in braille or with fluorescent tape. “
  • “If Blind, store a talking clock and one or more extra white canes.”
  • “If you have a communication disability, store a word or letter board in your disaster supplies kit. “
  • Label equipment and attach instruction cards.
  • Make a copy of the videotape and send to an out-of-town friend or family member.
  • Make a floor plan of your home including primary escape routes.
  • Make arrangements for your network to check on you immediately after an evacuation order or a disaster.
  • Make arrangements to bolt bookcases and cabinets to wall studs.
  • Make photocopies of all vaccination records and put them in your disaster supplies kit.
  • Make photocopies of important papers and store safely.
  • Make sure your network and neighbors know what help you may need in an emergency and how best to assist.
  • Obtain current vaccinations and medical records of your animal(s)
  • Place a pair of sturdy shoes and a flashlight by your bed so they are handy in an emergency.
  • “Practice a fire drill, tornado drill, and earthquake drill with your network. “
  • Practice using alternate methods of evacuation with your network.
  • “Review your insurance coverage with your agent to be sure you are covered for the disasters that may occur in your area. Obtain additional coverage, as needed.”
  • Take a first aid/CPR class from your local Red Cross.
  • Take your network on a field trip to the gas meter and water meter shutoffs. Discuss when it is appropriate to turn off utilities.
  • Test your smoke detector(s). Replace the battery in each detector that does not work.
  • Use a video camera to tape the contents of your home for insurance purposes.

2 thoughts on “Completed Incremental Disaster Kit

  1. Wow, that was a quick, educating read through (looked through all the weeks). Very practical and do-able, in a way that doesn’t overwhelm the curious person with everything you need to do at once…thank you :)


    1. Thanks, I know that when I got started it was quite overwhelming for me. So I tried to do something that was helpful to the new prepper (or curious).


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