Other Helpful Items

Other items that may prove to be useful for an emergency kit include:

  • Baking soda
  • Bandages
  • Contact lenses and supplies
  • A cooler and freezer packs
  • Cotton balls
  • Disposable diapers
  • Extra eyeglasses
  • Games or books
  • Hand lotion
  • Matches
  • Medicine dropper
  • Needles and thread
  • Paper cups
  • Pre-moistened towelettes
  • Salt
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Splinting material
  • Spoons
  • Tape

Items for Pets

If you have pets, include the following items in your kit:

  • Carrier or cage
  • Identification collar and rabies tag
  • Leash
  • Medications
  • Newspaper, litter, and trash bags for waste
  • Two-week supply of food and water
  • Veterinary record (necessary if your pet has to go to a shelter)