Across Turtle Island and the world we are seeing the affects of climate crisis. From floods in New York, Tornados in New Jersey, Hurricanes in the Caribbean, Fires in California and Oregon, and so much more, we are living in the middle of daily news about the damage of avoidable natural disasters across the earth.
IP3 has put together a Basic Disaster Supplies Kit because at this point it is not a matter of if, but when. There is nothing more important than being prepared.
The best way to think about this is to get a dollar store backpack for each person in the family and put a change of clothes and necessary items in each bag including a bag for your pets. And include baggies. Baggies for dog food, medications, wallet, phone, etc. We have listed this out from High Priority emergency kits, to Moderate Priority, to Low Priority. Feel free to make yours as you wish but please consider being prepared in this way if you aren’t already.
Don’t forget! Many if not all of these items can be bought at the Dollar Store, or Dollar Tree.
A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:
High Priority Must Haves:
Water (one gallon per person per day for drinking and self care)
Food (non-perishable food, 3 days at least)
First Aid Kit
Mask up (enough for everyone)
Tarp (to shelter in place)
Actual Map of local area – low
Cell phone with chargers –
Plastic draw baggies for garbage/sanitation, necessary items listed below –
Prescription medications/non prescription medications
Change of clothes for each person with good shoes for walking/climate
Soap, hand sanitizer, facial towelettes
Infant diapers, bottles, formula, wipes, rash cream
Pet food, water for pet
Extra Batteries / cell phone back up battery
Whistle to call for help
Feminine personal hygiene kit
Paper plates, cups, towels, utensils
Paper & pencil
Games, books, items for kids
Places to keep Emergency Kits – Somewhere “Grab and Go”
Home – keep in closet, close to front door
Work – in your break room, or at desk
Car – back seat or trunk