An important update regarding COVID19:

Household Supplies

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First Aid Kit

The following list of supplies is an "ideal" first aid kit: design for your own needs.

  • First aid book: know how to use
  • Sterile adhesive bandages (assorted sizes)
  • 2-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6)
  • 4-inch gauze pads
  • Ace bandage
  • Ammonia inhalant
  • Hypoallergenic waterproof adhesive tape
  • Muslin or cotton triangular bandages
  • 2-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)
  • 3-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)
  • Or instead of bandages use extra absorbent sanitary napkins
  • Elastic bandages and fasteners
  • Emergency "space" blanket (1 per family member)
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Needle and thread
  • Mirror
  • Moistened towelettes
  • Instant Hot and cold packs
  • Antiseptic lotion, cream or liquid
  • Thermometer
  • Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
  • Assorted sizes of safety pins
  • Anti-bacterial soap
  • Sunscreen
  • Aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever
  • Anti-diarrhea medication
  • Antacid
  • Laxatives and activated charcoal in case of accidental poisoning


  • Radio: portable, battery operated; spare battery
  • Flashlight: fresh and spare batteries and bulbs
  • Can opener
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Watch or clock; battery or spring wound


  • Heavy shoes: for every family member
  • Heavy gloves: for each person clearing debris
  • Candles: check for gas leaks before using
  • Matches: dipped in wax and kept in weather proof container
  • Knife: sharp or razor blades


  • Axe, shovel
  • Crescent wrench: for turning off gas
  • Screw driver, pliers
  • Hammer
  • Coil of 1/2" rope
  • Pencil, paper, scissors

    Car Mini-Survival Kit

  • Non-perishable food: store in empty coffee cans; phone money or calling card
  • Bottled Water: one gallon per person per day
  • First aid kit, blanket
  • Flashlight, tools
  • Whistle
  • Walking shoes