Ready Kit Checklist

Recommended Items to Include in a Basic Ready Kit:

  • Water At least 3 gallons per person, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food At least a 3-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Can opener For food, if kit contains canned food
  • Radio Battery-powered or hand crank NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle To signal for help
  • Face mask To help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter in place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties For personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers To turn off utilities
  • Local maps

Additional Items to Consider Adding to a Ready Kit:

  • Prescription medications and glasses
  • Infant formula and diapers
  • Pet food and extra water For your pet
  • Important family documents Such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container
  • Cash or traveler’s checks and change
  • Emergency reference material Such as a first aid book or information from Ready Georgia
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket For each person. Consider adding bedding if you live in a cold-weather climate
  • Complete change of clothing Include a long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes. Consider adding clothing if you live in a cold-weather climate
  • Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches In a waterproof container
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates, plastic utensils, paper towels
  • Paper and pencil
  • Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children