Here's a free printable emergency supply list, with a checklist of items necessary for an emergency preparedness kit for three days.
This list is designed to be used in conjunction with the Create An Emergency Preparedness Kit Challenge, which is one of the 52 Week Organized Home Challenges here on the site.
Below are the emergency supplies you need to stock for a three day period, which is really the minimum amount of time you should be prepared for.
Please note that once you've assembled these supplies they don't last forever. You must replace your emergency supplies of water and food, as well as other supplies like medication, when they reach their expiration dates.
Also, you should update your kit regularly, to make sure it meets your current family circumstances and that everything still works properly.
This includes making sure things like the batteries have been replaced with fresh ones, that degradable products, like the chlorine bleach, are still within their limits, and things like clothing still fit (especially important for growing kids).
A good way to do this regularly is to check and update the supplies both at the beginning and end of Daylight Saving Time, twice a year.
Here's the list: (for the printable version scroll down further)
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You can certainly make your own kit, but you can also purchase pre-made kits. Obviously, they may not have all of the exact same provisions and contents listed above, but some people find it more convenient to use something put together already.
Here are some choices:
Here are several additional articles and printables on the site that you may find helpful:
Car Emergency Kit Checklist
Fire Extinguisher Placement Guidelines
Basic Home Tool Kit List
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