Emergency Supplies Check List

Emergency Supplies

Check List

Prepare a bag with the minimum supplies you will need to take with you in a disaster to use until relief supplies arrive.


  • Cash (including coins)
  • Spare house and car keys
  • Personal seal
  • Bank account number, life insurance contract number
  • Health insurance card, proof of ID, mother-child health notebook, disabled person’s health notebook

Tools for gathering information

  • Mobile phone charger
  • Portable radio (with extra batteries)
  • Photos of family members (to help find them if separated)
  • Emergency contact information for family, relatives and acquaintances
  • Large map of evacuation areas (or pocket map)
  • Writing implements, scissors

Food and drink

  • Emergency food (ready-to-eat packaged foods), candy
  • Water bottle with cup
  • Drinks (bottled water, etc.)

Living supplies

  • Disaster hoods or helmets
  • Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Whistle or buzzer (to let others know where you are)
  • Multi-tool utility knife
  • Disposable heat packs (in winter)
  • Cooling sheets, handheld fan (in summer)
  • Spare glasses, contact lenses, etc.
  • Aluminum space blanket
  • Slippers
  • Cotton or leather work gloves
  • Earplugs, eye mask, etc.
  • Plastic tarp
  • Portable toilet
  • Plastic bags

Hygiene and health supplies

  • Surgical masks
  • Thermometer
  • First-aid kit
  • Household medicines, medications anyone in the family needs, medication notebook
  • Towel
  • Toilet paper, tissues
  • Change of clothes (including underwear)
  • Wet wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toothbrushes, interdental brushes, dental floss, etc.
  • Mouthwash
  • Oral wet wipes, denture cleaning wipes


  • Disposable diapers (for infants or seniors)
  • Menstrual sanitary products
  • Powdered milk/baby formula (or other items that infants may need)
  • Anything else you absolutely need in your daily life
  • Pack your emergency kit in a bag that leaves both hands free, such as a backpack.
  • Keep the kit light and compact enough that it will not impede getting to safety.
  • Select items to include based on the needs of you and your family.
  • Prioritize the preparation of the things that you need most.
  • Periodically check the kit’s contents.