Toiletries, Clothing, And Personal Items For Emergencies:
Razor, Blades, Shaving Cream
Home Safety: Keep These Supplies For Emergencies
It would be a good idea to keep ample food and equipment supplies in your home in case of emergencies. The amounts of food are for one adult for 14 days, but you can easily adjust each amount to accomodate your needs. Be sure to mark the purchase date on them, as food stored for emergency purposes should be used and replaced at least once a year. Any stored water should be replaced at least once a month.
Food Supplies For Emergencies:
Milk: 14 cans (160ml, 6oz) or 6 cans (385ml, 15oz) evaporated milk or (500 g, 1lb) dried skim milk.
Vegetables: 6 cans beans, peas, tomatoes, and/or corn.
Fruit: 6 cans peaches, pears, and/or apple sauce.
Juices: 6 cans (540ml, 20oz) apple, grapefruit, lemon, orange, and/or tomato.
Cereals: 14 single serving packages.
Biscuits: 2 packages of crackers, 2 packages cookies or graham wafers.
Main Dish: 2 cans (340g, 12oz) corned beef and/or
2 cans beef and gravy
2 cans baked beans
2 jars cheese
2 cans fish
Equipment Supplies For Emergencies:
Disposable cups, plates, utensils
Kerosene Cooker (Do not use indoors)
Kerosene (for 14 days)
Candles and holder
Battery radio, spare batteries (or wind up radios are now available)
Electric Lamp, spare batteries
Flashlight, spare batteries and bulbs
Hand tools, axe
Tissues (face and toilet)
Comb and brush
Personal hygiene items for women
Warm sweaters and socks
Change of underclothing
Bedding, blankets (Stored in plastic bags)
First Aid Kit
Soup: 2 cans (284ml, 10oz) bean, pea, tomato, and/or vegetable.
Other: 1 large jar or can honey, syrup, jam, or
1 package (450g, 1lb) hard candy
1 jar or can peanut butter
1 package tea bags or instant tea
1 jar instant coffee
1 jar sugar
Salt and pepper
Instant chocolate powder
Water: 7-14 gallons (32-64 litres) for each adult (some water may be replaced by canned beverages). Change stored water at least once a month.
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