Emergency Kit

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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.

Emergency Service Pack

_______ Poncho or raincoat (with hood, hat, or sou'wester)

_______ Change of underwear and socks

_______ Small bag with toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, comb, needle, thread, shoelaces, and toilet paper

_______ Sleeping bag (or bedroll of two wool blankets) and waterproof ground cloth

_______ Maps of areas were your troop is likely to serve

_______ 50 feet of No. 5 sash cord or similar-sized nylon cord

_______ Hand ax or belt knife

_______ Water purification tablets or pump

_______ Cook kit and canteen

_______ Flashlight

_______ Battery-powered radio

_______ Extra batteries (stored separately)

_______ Hard hat

_______ Other equipment as determined by weather (winter jacket, rubber boots, gloves, etc)

_______ Personal first aid kit

_______ Matches in a waterproof container

_______ Emergency ration (well wrapped)

_______ Pencil and small notebook

_______ Handkerchief

_______ Extra adhesive bandages

_______ Compass

_______ Watch (unless you usually wear one)

_______ Scout knife

_______ Facial tissues

_______ Work gloves

Family Emergency Kit

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.

Include the following items:

_______ Three-day supply of water (one gallon per person per day) stored in sealed, unbreakable containers such as plastic jugs

_______ Nonperishable packaged or canned foods and a nonelectric can opener

_______ Eating utensils

_______ Any special foods or other items for babies, elderly people, or disabled family members

_______ Family first aid kit

_______ Prescription medications

_______ Battery-powered radio

_______ Flashlight or lantern

_______ Extra batteries (stored separately)

_______ Matches

_______ Blankets, or a sleeping bag for each family member

_______ 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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