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The following information is provided as an illustration of good content for emergency kits. You may wish to put other things in your kits.
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The [[Emergency Preparedness]] merit badge and the [[Emergency Preparedness Award]] both include requirements about emergency kits. The following information is provided as an illustration of good content for emergency kits. You may wish to put other things in your kits.
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== Emergency Service Pack ==
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== Household Emegency Kit ==
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:''From the [http://www.scouting.org/Media/Publications/EmergencyPreparedness/kit.aspx Boy Scouts of America Emergency Preparedness Kit]
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What you have on hand when a disaster happens could make a big difference. Plan to store enough supplies for everyone in your household for at least three days.
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:____ '''Water.''' Have at least one gallon per person per day.
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:____ '''Food.''' Pack non-perishable, high-protein items, including energy bars, ready-to-eat soup, peanut butter, etc. Select foods that require no refrigeration, preparation or cooking, and little or no water.
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:____ '''Flashlight.''' Include extra batteries.
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:____ '''[[First Aid Kit]]''' Include a reference guide.
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:____ '''Medications.''' Don't forget both prescription and non-prescription items.
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:____ '''Battery-operated Weather radio.''' Include extra batteries.
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:____ '''Tools.''' Gather a wrench to turn off gas if necessary, a manual can opener, screwdriver, hammer, pliers, knife, duct tape, plastic sheeting, and garbage bags and ties.
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:____ '''Clothing.''' Provide a change of clothes for everyone, including sturdy shoes and gloves.
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:____ '''Personal Items.''' Remember eyeglasses or contact lenses and solution; copies of important papers, including identification cards, insurance policies, birth certificates, passports, etc.; and comfort items such as toys and books.
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:____ '''Hygiene & Sanitary Items.''' Small bag with toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, comb, facial tissues, towelettes, needle, thread, shoelaces, toilet paper, bleach
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:____ '''Money.''' Have cash. (ATMs and credit cards won't work if the power is out.)
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:____ '''Contact information. Include a current list of family phone numbers and e-mail addresses, including someone out of the area who may be easier to reach by e-mail if local phone lines are overloaded.
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:____ '''Pet supplies.''' Include food, water, leash, litter box or plastic bags, tags, medications, and vaccination information.
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:____ '''Map and Compass.''' Consider marking an evacuation route on it from your local area.
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Be prepared for a mobilization call with an emergency service personal pack. To be ready in almost any kind of emergency, equip your pack using the following checklist:
 
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_______ Poncho or raincoat (with hood, hat, or sou'wester)
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;Other items from the Emergency Preparedness Pamphlet (Book}:
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:____ '''Sleeping bag.''' (or bedroll of two wool blankets) and waterproof ground cloth
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:____ '''Poncho or raincoat.''' (with hood, hat, or sou'wester)
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:____ '''Matches.''' or other fire starting tools
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:____ '''Work gloves'''
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:____ '''50 feet cord.''' No. 5 sash cord or similar-sized nylon cord
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:____ '''Hard hat.'''
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:____ '''Other equipment.''' as determined by weather (winter jacket, rubber boots, gloves, etc)
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:____ '''Pencil and small notebook.'''
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:____ '''Watch.''' (unless you usually wear one)
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_______ Change of underwear and socks
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== Related Awards ==
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;Emergency Preparedness Awards
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{{Emergency Preparedness Award Links}}
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_______ Small bag with toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, comb, needle, thread, shoelaces, and toilet paper
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==See also==
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;First Aid Links
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{{First Aid Links}}
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;[[Essentials for the Outdoors|Camping Checklist]]
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* Boy Scout [[Camping|Camping Merit Badge]]
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* Webelos [[Outdoorsman|Webelos Outdoorsman]]
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;[[First Aid Kit]]
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* Boy Scout [[First Aid|First Aid Merit Badge]]
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* Webelos [[Readyman|Webelos Readyman]]
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;[[Emergency Kit]]
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* Boy Scout [[Emergency Preparedness|Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge]]
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_______ Sleeping bag (or bedroll of two wool blankets) and waterproof ground cloth
 
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_______ Maps of areas were your troop is likely to serve
 
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_______ 50 feet of No. 5 sash cord or similar-sized nylon cord
 
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_______ Hand ax or belt knife
 
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_______ Water purification tablets
 
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_______ Cook kit and canteen
 
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_______ Flashlight
 
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_______ Battery-powered radio
 
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_______ Extra batteries (stored separately)
 
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_______ Hard hat
 
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_______ Other equipment as determined by weather (winter jacket, rubber boots, gloves, etc)
 
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_______ Personal first aid kit
 
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You can order a personal first aid kit through your local council service center, or you can make your own. Include gauze bandages, gauze pads, adhesive bandages, soap, burn ointment, and roller bandages.
 
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Also put the following items in your pack if you have room. If you don't have room, store these in a box and keep them where you can quickly put them in your pockets.
 
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_______ Matches in a waterproof container
 
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_______ Emergency ration (well wrapped)
 
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_______ Pencil and small notebook
 
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_______ Handkerchief
 
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_______ Extra adhesive bandages
 
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_______ Compass
 
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_______ Watch (unless you usually wear one)
 
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_______ Scout knife
 
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_______ Facial tissues
 
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_______ Work gloves
 
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== Family Emergency Kit ==
 
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If you received a flood warning and your family had to evacuate, you might have time to throw together a few items or dash to a well stocked emergency shelter. It would be better to have a box or suitcase of supplies ready. A prepared family keeps enough emergency supplies on hand to meet its needs for a few days or, better, for a week. These items come in handy in an emergency even if you do not have to evacuate. Some families keep their supplies in a basement shelter area or in a storm cellar, if they have one.
 
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Include the following items:
 
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_______ Three-day supply of water (one gallon per person per day) stored in sealed, unbreakable containers such as plastic jugs
 
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_______ Nonperishable packaged or canned foods and a nonelectric can opener
 
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_______ Eating utensils
 
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_______ Any special foods or other items for babies, elderly people, or disabled family members
 
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_______ Family first aid kit
 
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_______ Prescription medications
 
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_______ Battery-powered radio
 
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_______ Flashlight or lantern
 
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_______ Extra batteries (stored separately)
 
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_______ Matches
 
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_______ Blankets, or a sleeping bag for each family member
 
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_______ Emergency toilet, if needed -- use a garbage container, bucket, or similar watertight container with snug fitting lid; plastic bags for liners; and household disinfectant (chlorine bleach) for odor control
 
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The Emergency Preparedness merit badge and the Emergency Preparedness Award both include requirements about emergency kits. The following information is provided as an illustration of good content for emergency kits. You may wish to put other things in your kits.

Household Emegency Kit

From the Boy Scouts of America Emergency Preparedness Kit

What you have on hand when a disaster happens could make a big difference. Plan to store enough supplies for everyone in your household for at least three days.

____ Water. Have at least one gallon per person per day.
____ Food. Pack non-perishable, high-protein items, including energy bars, ready-to-eat soup, peanut butter, etc. Select foods that require no refrigeration, preparation or cooking, and little or no water.
____ Flashlight. Include extra batteries.
____ First Aid Kit Include a reference guide.
____ Medications. Don't forget both prescription and non-prescription items.
____ Battery-operated Weather radio. Include extra batteries.
____ Tools. Gather a wrench to turn off gas if necessary, a manual can opener, screwdriver, hammer, pliers, knife, duct tape, plastic sheeting, and garbage bags and ties.
____ Clothing. Provide a change of clothes for everyone, including sturdy shoes and gloves.
____ Personal Items. Remember eyeglasses or contact lenses and solution; copies of important papers, including identification cards, insurance policies, birth certificates, passports, etc.; and comfort items such as toys and books.
____ Hygiene & Sanitary Items. Small bag with toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, comb, facial tissues, towelettes, needle, thread, shoelaces, toilet paper, bleach
____ Money. Have cash. (ATMs and credit cards won't work if the power is out.)
____ Contact information. Include a current list of family phone numbers and e-mail addresses, including someone out of the area who may be easier to reach by e-mail if local phone lines are overloaded.
____ Pet supplies. Include food, water, leash, litter box or plastic bags, tags, medications, and vaccination information.
____ Map and Compass. Consider marking an evacuation route on it from your local area.


Other items from the Emergency Preparedness Pamphlet (Book}
____ Sleeping bag. (or bedroll of two wool blankets) and waterproof ground cloth
____ Poncho or raincoat. (with hood, hat, or sou'wester)
____ Matches. or other fire starting tools
____ Work gloves
____ 50 feet cord. No. 5 sash cord or similar-sized nylon cord
____ Hard hat.
____ Other equipment. as determined by weather (winter jacket, rubber boots, gloves, etc)
____ Pencil and small notebook.
____ Watch. (unless you usually wear one)

Related Awards

Emergency Preparedness Awards

Emergency Preparedness-related awards

See also

First Aid Links
Camping Checklist
First Aid Kit
Emergency Kit
Personal tools
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