Plan on using one gallon of water per
person per day.
Store water in plastic containers such
as soft drink bottles.
Avoid using containers that will decompose
or break, such as mason jars or glass bottles.
Use water for health.
Because water is so important to human
survival, it should never be withheld.
Drink at least two quarts per day, as
long as supplies last, and look for alternative sources
Choose foods that require no refrigeration, cooking, or preparation
and are compact and lightweight. If food must be cooked, include a
can of Sterno and a manual can-opener.
Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, vegetables
Staples-sugar, salt, pepper
Rice, pasta for energy (store extra water)
Canned juices, milk, soup (if powdered,
store extra water)
Stress comfort foods cookies,
hard candy, sweetened cereals
High energy foods peanut butter,
jelly, crackers, nuts, health food bars, trail mix
First Aid Kit:
Assorted adhesive bandages (Band-Aids)
4-inch gauze pads
3-inch sterile roller bandages
Hypoallergenic adhesive tape
Needles and suture or fine thread
Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
Safety pins, assorted sizes
Syrup of Ipecac (use to induce vomiting)
Latex gloves (2 pair)
Aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever
2-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6)
Triangular bandages (3)
2-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)