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Free Printable 3 Day Emergency Supply List

Here's a free printable emergency supply list, with a checklist of items necessary for an emergency preparedness kit for three days.

Free printable emergency supply list for three days, to make your emergency preparedness kit for your family {courtesy of Home Storage Solutions 101} #EmergencyPreparedness #EmergencyPrep #EmergencyPreparationsuse this Pin it button to save to Pinterest

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.

Create An Emergency Preparedness Kit Challenge

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)

  • Bottled drinking water (one gallon per person, per day)
  • Canned or packaged foods that do not need to be either refrigerated nor cooked (enough for three meals per person, per day) (don't forget about any special food needs of specific family members)
  • If you've got a baby, any baby supplies necessary such as formula, baby food, diapers, wipes and/or bottles (and consider baby wipes in your supplies even if you don't have a baby -- great for quick clean ups when there is no running water)
  • Plastic eating utensils, dishes and cups
  • Non electric can opener
  • Pet food and extra water for your pets
  • Utility knife
  • Battery powered radio, with extra batteries (or hand crank radio)
  • Battery powered flashlight, with extra batteries (or a hand crank flashlight)
  • Paper towels, toilet paper, soap, detergent, feminine hygiene products, and other personal hygiene products
  • Household chlorine bleach (unscented) and medicine dropper – When diluted, nine parts water to one part bleach, bleach can be used as a disinfectant. Or in an emergency, you can use it to treat water by using 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water.
  • Prescription and nonprescription medicines
  • Extra eyeglasses, contact lenses and supplies, denture supplies, etc.
  • Plastic garbage bags for trash and waste disposal
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape for creating shelter
  • Blanket or sleeping bag for each family member
  • Change of clothing and an extra pair of shoes for each person (if you live in a cold climate, consider also coats, gloves, etc.)
  • Basic tools (wrench, hammer, screwdriver, and scissors)
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Whistle (used to signal for help)
  • Cell phone (with solar or hand crank charger)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Cash, including both small bills and change
  • Important phone numbers and information (you can keep a copy of this emergency contact list in with your kit if you wish)
  • First aid kit and first aid manual (you can get a full first aid kit contents list here)
  • Important family documents, such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container
  • Pencil and paper
  • Books, puzzles or other activities for children (optional, but can be greatly appreciated)

Here's Your Free Printable

Free printable emergency supply list for three days, to make your emergency preparedness kit for your family {courtesy of Home Storage Solutions 101} #EmergencyPreparedness #EmergencyPrep #EmergencyPreparations
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Pre-Made Emergency Preparedness Kits

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:

72 Hour Emergency Supplu Kit {Referral Links}

More Printables & Articles You May Enjoy

Here are several additional articles and printables on the site that you may find helpful:

printable car emergency kit checklist
Car Emergency Kit Checklist
fire extinguisher placement guidelines
Fire Extinguisher Placement Guidelines
basic home tool kit list
Basic Home Tool Kit List

Free printable emergency supply list with everything you need to make a 72 hour emergency kit for your family for three days {courtesy of Home Storage Solutions 101} #EmergencyPreparedness #EmergencyPrep #EmergencyPreparationsuse this Pin it button to save to Pinterest

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