The Ultimate Emergency Preparedness Checklist For 2021

Emergency Preparedness Checklist

Author: Safety Kits Plus | Published May 21, 2021

Disasters and emergencies can happen anywhere, at any time, and usually when you least expect them. Are you and your loved ones prepared?

If you were caught in the middle of a natural disaster, today, like a tornado, wildfire, snowstorm, winter freeze, hurricane, or flood, would you have the most essential supplies to help you survive?

Or what if you were out on an adventure and an accident happened, would you have the right gear on hand?

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Disasters and emergencies can happen anywhere, at any time, and usually when you least expect them. 
Are you and your loved ones prepared?


If you were caught in the middle of a natural disaster, today, like a tornado, wildfire, snowstorm, winter freeze, hurricane, or flood, would you have the most essential supplies to help you survive?

Or what if you were out on an adventure and an accident happened, would you have the right gear on hand?

These are just some of the reasons why you should review our emergency preparedness checklist, and ensure that you have the right supplies to help you and your loved ones stay ready for anything.

Are You Prepared For A Natural Disaster?

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Because The Best Time To Get Prepared Is Before An Emergency

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Be Prepared For Minor Injuries

  • Perfect for 1-2 people
  • Easily store in your home or car
  • Equipped with 30 high-quality first aid supplies
  • Great for minor injuries like cuts and scrapes
  • Medications for pain, headaches, stomach issues, sting and bites, and allergies
  • Basic survival gear like paracord and a safety whistle
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Complete Survival Kit

  • Designed for 1 person
  • Comprehensive first aid kit
  • Lifestraw for water and survival food
  • Multi-tool, fire starter, waterproof matches, headlamp, compass, warm clothing
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Basic Survival Backpack

  • Ideal for 1 person
  • Backpack is good for storing and convenient on the go
  • Essential emergency supplies include: food, flashlight, waterproof matches, mask, poncho portable stove and more
  • 37 piece first aid kit
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Comprehensive Survival Kit

  • Great for 1 person
  • 40 piece first aid kit
  • Multi-tool, paracord, knife and ferro rod, shovel
  • Water filter, water bladder, survival food
  • Crank light and radio

How To Best Prepare For An Emergency

The best time to prepare for a disaster is before it strikes. Planning for survival in advance is the ultimate way to ensure the safety of you, your family, and those you love.

Having well-stocked emergency kits in your home, cars and at your business should be an essential part of your preparations.

You may choose to build your own emergency kit or opt to jump-start your preparedness by purchasing a comprehensive kit and adding personal items to it.

Either way, it is better to have an emergency kit at your disposal than to encounter a potentially life-threatening emergency situation and not having one.

6 Essential Emergency Supplies

To Always Have On Hand To Be Prepared

1. Emergency Water

Having a supply of water is essential in case of a natural disaster or emergency.  Ready.gov recommends that you keep 1 gallon per day per person, and plan for multiple days. The water can be used for drinking, preparing food, and sanitation. 

2. Emergency Food

  • Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, and vegetables
  • Canned juices, milk, soup (if powdered store extra water)
  • Staples such as sugar, salt, and pepper
  • High energy foods like peanut butter, jelly, crackers, granola bars, and trail mix
  • Vitamins
  • Food for infants, elderly persons, or persons with special diet requirements
  • Comfort and stress relieving foods such as cookies, candy, sweet cereal, lollipops, and coffee or tea

3. First Aid Kit & Medical Supplies

  • Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes
  • 2-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6)
  • 4-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6)
  • Hypoallergenic adhesive tape
  • Triangle bandages (3)
  • 2-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)
  • 3-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)
  • Scissors, tweezers, needle, safety pins
  • Moistened towelettes
  • Antiseptic
  • Thermometer
  • Petroleum jelly, cleansing soap, sunscreen
  • Latex gloves (2 pair)
  • Variety of non-prescription medicine such as aspirin and antacid

4. Tools and Supplies

  • Pliers, tape, compass, matches in a waterproof container
  • Aluminum foil, plastic storage containers, plastic garbage bags, and ties
  • Signal flare, whistle, paper, pencil
  • Flashlight & light sources
  • Toilet paper, towelettes, soap, liquid detergent
  • Feminine supplies, personal hygiene items
  • Plastic bucket with a tight lid

5. Clothing and Bedding

  • Sturdy shoes or work boots
  • Rain gear
  • Blankets
  • Sleeping bags
  • Winter clothing
  • Hats and gloves
  • Protective clothing
  • Sunglasses

6. Specialty and Personal Items

  • Baby formula, bottles, diapers, and sippy cups
  • Powdered milk
  • Medications
  • Extra eye glasses or contact lenses
  • Entertainment: board games and books
  • Important document: copies of anything pertinent in a portable waterproof container
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