Emergency Kits

A key part of emergency preparedness involves having a survival kit on hand and ready to take with you. The following are suggested items members of the University community may wish to have on hand.

Office Kits

Office Supplies Supplies (continued)


Complete change of clothes, including underwear




Comfortable shoes

Personal toiletries

Outerwear or blankets (consider mylar blankets)




Battery radio


First aid supplies


Fresh batteries

Contact lens supplies


Prescription medications

Matches (use only if there is no threat of a gas leak)

2 qts. water per day

Can opener

2 to 3 days of non-perishable food


Car Kits

Car Supplies Supplies (continued)
Booster Cables Tools - Shovel
Flares Fire extinguisher
Battery radio First aid kit
Paper/pencil Flashlight
Plastic bags (large and small) Food and water
Blanket (consider mylar blankets) Snow scraper


Home & Dorm Kits

Home & Dorm Supplies Supplies (continued)
Water, one gallon per person per day for at least 3 days Food, at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable food
Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both Flashlight and extra batteries
First aid kit Whistle
Dust masks 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
Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food) Local maps
Local maps Prescription medications and glasses
Infant formula and diapers Pet food and extra water for your pet
Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container Cash or traveler's checks and change
Emergency reference material, such as a first aid book Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper (When diluted 9 parts water to 1 part bleach, bleach can be used as a disinfectant. Or, in an emergency, you can use it to treat water by using 16 drops of bleach per gallon of water. Do not used scented, color safe or bleaches with added cleaners). Matches in a waterproof container
Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils, paper towels
Paper and pencil Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children