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  • Battery-powered flashlights and lanterns
  • Battery-powered AM/FM radio or television
  • Spare batteries
  • Extra change of clothes
  • Sturdy shoes with thick soles
  • Complete first aid kit
  • Matches stores in waterproof container
  • Fresh drinking water (3-5 gallons per person per day)
  • Canned food (up to 5 days supply)
  • Dry or dehydrated foods (up to 5 days supply)
  • Manual can opener
  • Paper plates
  • Plastic utensils and cups
  • Moist towelettes
  • Pet food
  • Pet leashes
  • Blankets/bedding
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Toilet paper
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Antibacterial soap
  • Extra glasses/contacts
  • Work gloves
  • Earthquake survival guide
  • List of important telephone numbers
  • Small amount of cash
  • Prepaid telephone calling card
  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Rain gear

KC Emergency Management web page.

Keep emergency items in a safe, dry location. They will provide basic survival needs and prepare you for the 72 hours that may pass prior to receiving more than just extreme emergency existence.