FEMA and the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security recommend the following basic essentials for survival preparedness:
Water - 1 gal per day for each person and pet, for at least 3 days, for drinking and sanitation. Survival water is specially packaged and sealed in air-tight pouch or box for long shelf life.
Food - Minimum 3-day supply of non-perishable food.
Manual can opener and eating utensils.
Survival food bars come in 4 sizes, sold individually and by the case.
Radio, battery-powered or hand-crank, and NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries. (Light sticks are also convenient to have on hand.)
Flashlight and extra batteries
First aid kit
Whistle to signal for help
Dust mask to help filter contaminated air
Plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
Wrench, pliers and/or gas/water shut-off tool to turn off utilities
Individuals are also advised to take into consideration any special needs of family members and pets:
Prescription medications and glasses, hearing aid batteries
Infant formula and diapers
Pet food, leash and collar
Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records stored in waterproof, portable container
Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children
Keep a picture of your family and pets with your emergency kit, in case you get separated during a disaster.
Sunset Survival features a wide range of emergency kits and supplies, to fit every budget.
Check out our popular Deluxe Emergency Backpack Kit - this kit is available for 1-4 people
Smaller kits are available for car, office or home, such as our Fanny Pack Kit, or Commuter Survival Kit in cooler bag
Classroom Lockdown Kits are available as a Classroom Emergency Backpack Kit or Classroom Lockdown Bucket Kit with emergency toilet
We also feature many larger, multi-person kits for offices, businesses, government agencies, or other organizations: 20-person Office Emergency Kit, 25-person Metal First Aid Cabinet