Hand completing Emergency Preparation List 1 of 15

FEMA recommends a standard emergency supply kit for general preparedness for any emergency. If you want to make your own, here's what to pack:

Image Credit: Pixsooz/iStock/GettyImages Old and small transistor radio on battery on the white 2 of 15

Battery-Powered or Hand Crank Radio & NOAA Weather Radio with Tone Alert

Image Credit: undefined undefined/iStock/GettyImages Light Beam from Electric Flashlight 3 of 15


Image Credit: Diabluses/iStock/GettyImages first-aid kit with medical supplies 4 of 15

First Aid Kit

Image Credit: LightFieldStudios/iStock/GettyImages Batteries 5 of 15

Extra Batteries

Image Credit: Jarin13/iStock/GettyImages Silver Whistle 6 of 15

Whistle to Signal for Help

Image Credit: PhotoMelon/iStock/GettyImages Dust Mask 7 of 15

Dust Mask

Image Credit: RightFramePhotoVideo/iStock/GettyImages Duct Tape 8 of 15

Duct Tape & Plastic Sheeting

Image Credit: kreinick/iStock/GettyImages Woman cleaning her hands with a tissue 9 of 15

Moist Towelettes

Image Credit: AntonioGuillem/iStock/GettyImages Colored garbage bags roll 10 of 15

Garbage Bags & Plastic Ties

Image Credit: daizuoxin/iStock/GettyImages Spanner wrench the metal 11 of 15

Wrench or Pliers

Image Credit: Dimedrol68/iStock/GettyImages Modern can opener 12 of 15

Manual Can Opener

Image Credit: terex/iStock/GettyImages Road map 13 of 15

Local Maps

Image Credit: Cottonfioc/iStock/GettyImages White smart phone charger with power bank (battery bank) 14 of 15

Cell Phone with Chargers & Backup Battery

Image Credit: sirastock/iStock/GettyImages Hand completing Emergency Preparation List by Equipment 15 of 15

Additional Personal Items Items

If you have time, these additional items may be useful for your all-purpose preparedness kit:

  • Non-prescription medications such as pain relievers, anti-diarrhea medication, antacids or laxatives
  • Glasses and contact lens solution
  • Infant formula, bottles, diapers, wipes, diaper rash cream
  • Pet food and extra water for your pet
  • Cash or traveler's checks
  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records saved electronically or in a waterproof, portable container
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
  • Complete change of clothing appropriate for your climate and sturdy shoes
  • Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper to disinfect water
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates, paper towels and plastic utensils
  • Paper and pencil
  • Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children

Image Credit: Pixsooz/iStock/GettyImages


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here