Emergency Kits

Emergency Kits

72-Hour Emergency Kit

Making an Emergency Kit is fun, easy, and can be done on a budget. Consider shopping at dollar stores, discount retailers, and looking around at home for the items you need. Be sure to check around your house before buying anything as many items you may already have. Be sure to store your kit in an accessible place inside a backpack, duffle bag, or plastic tote. Lastly, remember you can build your kit over time and spread out the cost.

  • Non-perishable food
  • Baby formula and diapers
  • Can opener
  • 6L of water/person
  • Seasonal clothing and footwear
  • Crank or battery powered radio
  • Phone charging cord and battery
  • Crank or battery powered flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Basic tools
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle
  • Zip ties
  • Rope
  • Garbage bags
  • Face masks
  • Tarp
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Baby/Hand wipes
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toiletries and personal hygiene items
  • Work gloves
  • Extra keys
  • Duct tape
  • Prescription Medications
  • Over the counter medications
  • Deck of cards
  • Note and pencil
  • Water purification tablets
  • Cash
  • Copy of your Family Emergency Plan

Vehicle Emergency Kit

Many people spend dozens of hours each week in their vehicle.  This translates to high amounts of collisions, flat tires, and roadside emergencies.  Be sure to prepare yourself and your vehicle for anything that may occur.  Consider building/buying an emergency kit for your vehicle that contains:

  • Spare seasonal clothing, footwear, and eyewear
  • Non-perishable food and water
  • Collapsible Shovel
  • Emergency lighting (flares, e-flares, disc lights, etc.)
  • Flashlight/headlamp
  • Jumper cables and/or battery jumper pack
  • Tire inflator, tire plugs, fix-a-flat
  • Basic hand tools (screw drivers and socket set)
  • Zip ties and rope
  • Seat belt cutter and window punch (keep this within arm’s reach of the diver)
  • Whistle 
  • Recovery chain/strap
  • Multitool knife
  • Gas siphon
  • Paper maps
  • Phone charger and backup battery
  • Work gloves
  • First aid kit
  • Pencil (pens freeze) and paper
  • Ice scraper and snow brush
  • Blanket
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Collision Documentation Form
  • Emergency Contact List

Would you rather just buy a 72-Hour or Vehicle Emergency Kit?  Check out some of these retailers for pre-built options:


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