Whether you build your own or purchase one that is ready-made, a Family Emergency Kit and Go-Bag are essential for every household.  Download your FOCUS USA Emergency Kit Guide today.

Basic Disaster Supplies Kit

According to Ready.gov, store items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supplies kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag.

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

  • Water (one gallon per person per day for several days, for drinking and sanitation)
  • Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food)
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Whistle (to signal for help)
  • Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air)
  • 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)
  • Manual can opener (for food)
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery

Additional suggested vendors

You can shop and purchase a 3-day survival kit directly from your choice of vendors.  For your convenience, we have listed a few below:

Be a smart consumer

We encourage you to make informed decisions by doing your own research before purchasing emergency supplies. We list some consumer focused links below to help guide you:

Learn more

We encourage you to become familiar with all types of disasters and especially the ones you are prone to encounter in your local area and region.