Family Emergency Survival Kit

Basic Items Needed

Keep items in an easy to carry bag and check the contents twice a year for expiry dates of your food and water.

  • Non-perishable food
  • Manual can opener
  • Bottled water (4L per person, per day)
  • Flashlight (w/batteries) or crank flashlight
  • Radio (w/batteries) or crank radio
  • Candles and matches/lighter
  • First-aid kit
  • Whistle
  • Clothing and footwear
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Toilet paper and other personal items
  • Extra keys and cash
  • Important papers (identification, insurance)
  • Playing cards

Customize your kit to meet the needs of your family. If you or someone in your household has a disability or special need, check out the Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities/Special Needs at for additional information on what to include in your emergency survival kit and family plan.