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First-Aid Kit
These are the 15 of the most important products that are found in a typical first aide kit:
1. Disposbale Gloves
2. Adhesive Tape
3. Sterile Gauze Pads
4. Roller Gause
5. Non Stick Wound Dressing
6. Elastic Bandage
7. Triangular Bandgage
8. Adhesive Bandages in Various Sizes
9. Cold Packs
10. Alcohol Pads
11. Tweezers
12. Antibacterial Oinment
13. CPR Breathing Barrier
14. Eye Wash
15. Scissors

Emergency Diaster Kit
  • Battery-operated
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries (Do not include candles, which cause more fires after a disaster than anything else.)
  • Water:
  • 3 gallons/person, minimum, in a food-grade, plastic container
  • Additional water for sanitation
  • Food:
  • Minimum 3-day supply of non-perishable food requiring no refrigeration or preparation, and little or no water, for example:
  • Dry cereal
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned fruits
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned juice
  • Quick-energy snacks, graham crackers
  • Ready to eat canned meats
  • Ready to eat soups (not concentrated



  • laxative
  • anti-diarrhea medication
  • aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever
  • antacid
  • activated charc oal (use if advised by Poison Control center)
  • syrup of Ipecac (use to induce vomiting if advised by the Posion Control Center)


  • whistle
  • aluminum foil
  • crowbar
  • compass
  • paper, pencil
  • plastic sheeting
  • medicine dropper
  • needles, thread
  • signal flare
  • matches in a waterproof container
  • assorted nails, wood screw
  • pliers, screwdriver, hammer
  • plastic stroage containers
  • heavy cotton or hemp zone
  • cash or traveler's checks, change
  • non-electric can opener, utility
  • mess kits; or paper cups, plates and plastic utensils
  • tape, duct and plumber's tape or strap iron
  • patch kit and can of seal-in-air for tires
  • map of the area (for locating shelters)
  • shut-off wrench, to turn off household gas and water


  • household chlorine bleach
  • disinfectant
  • soap, liquid detergent
  • personal hygiene items
  • plastic bucket with tight lid
  • toilet paper, towelettes, paper towels
  • plastic garbage bags, ties (for personal sanitation uses)


  • sunglasses
  • rain gear
  • hat and gloves
  • sturdy shoes or work boots
  • thermal underwear
  • one complete change of clothing and footwear per person


  • formula
  • diapers
  • bottles
  • medication
  • powdered milk


  • food
  • leash, harness or carrier
  • records of vaccinations
  • non-tippable food and water containers


  • copy of will, insurance policies, contracts, deeds, stocks and bonds
  • copy of passports, social security cards, immunization records
  • record of credit card account numbers and companies
  • family records (birth, marriage, death certificates)
  • record of bank account numbers-Inventory of valuable household goods
  • important telephone numbers


  • insulin
  • prescription drugs
  • denture needs
  • extra eye glasses
  • contact lenses and supplies
  • heart and high blood pressure medication