Disaster Supplies Kit: Basic Items And Tips

After a disaster help from the authorities will come but they cannot reach everyone in a short time. It could take hours or days before you will get help. In case you will have to evacuate, you probably won’t have time to shop or put together the items you need. That’s why is better to prepare your disaster supplies kit before TSHTF.

Hand completing Emergency Preparation List/Disaster Supplies Kit


Putting together the supplies you might need after SHTF is the most important part of your family survival plan. Having extra supplies , in case of evacuation, will make the difference between life and death and will help you and your family cope better .To be more effective always include all the family in  your disaster preparedness plan. Involve the children. Ask them to keep up to date your disaster supplies kit. Every six months the food, water and batteries must be replaced to keep in working order your kits. Ask them to think of items that they would like to include in their oun disaster supplies kit.


Three gallons of water/person and the means to purify water (water filters, bleach)

Three day supply of non-perishable food

One complete change of clothing and footwear for each family member

Blankets or sleeping bags for every member

Useful tools and accessories such as pliers, shovel, compass, tube tent, tape, whistle, plastic sheeting

First aid kit and a first aid manual

Sanitation and Hygiene items: toilet paper, soap, feminine supplies, plastic bags, plastic bucket with lid, disinfectant

Flashlight and extra batteries

Portable battery-powered radio and extra batteries

Cash and credit card

Personal ID

Extra set of car keys

Signal flare

A map of the area and the most important phone numbers

Matches (or any other Item that could light a fire) in a waterproof bag or container

Special needs (extra pair of eyeglasses, prescription medicines and prescription copies, etc)

If you have infants don’t forget diapers, powdered milk, medications



Use an easy to carry container to put together your disaster supplies kit like a camping backpack or a cargo container that can fit on your car. You can also use a covered trash container. Always label your container clearly. This way is easier to notice if something is missing.

Keep your items in airtight plastic bags to protect them from spoiling or damage.

Every six months replace your food and water to ensure their freshness.

Make sure you always have a smaller disaster supplies kit in your car in case you can’t return home or become stranded. Having your disaster supplies kit will help you get thru until help comes.

                        Other useful resources:

Survival MD (Best Post SHTF Medical Survival Guide Ever)survivalmd_newcover

Blackout USA (EMP survival and preparedness guide)

Backyard Innovator (All Year Round Source Of Fresh Meat,Vegetables And Clean Drinking Water)

Conquering the coming collapse (Financial advice and preparedness )

Liberty Generator (Easy DIY to build your own off-grid free energy device)

Backyard Liberty (Easy and cheap DIY Aquaponic system to grow your organic and living food bank)

Bullet Proof Home (A Prepper’s Guide in Safeguarding a Home )

Family Self Defense (Best Self Defense Strategies For You And Your Family)

Sold Out After Crisis (Best 37 Items To Hoard For A Long Term Crisis)


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2 Replies to “Disaster Supplies Kit: Basic Items And Tips

  1. That’s a great list of supplies. I think water, some food, TP, plastic, and duct tap are at the top of my list.

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