Individual (personal) Disaster Kit
An individual (personal) disaster kit is meant to be portable and sustain the individual for 3 to 5 days. Along with small portable individual kits, you should have a household (whole family) disaster kit.
An individual disaster kit should be in a duffle bag or backpack and kept within easy access of the individual (such as next to or under a bed or by a door). An individual kit should contain at a minimum:
At least one change of clothes plus a sweatshirt, lightweight jacket, hoodie or similar clothing item in case its needed.
A pair of sturdy closed toe shoes
Over the counter analgesics (e.g. Motrin, Ibuprofen, etc.)
3 to 5 day supply of an prescription medications the individual takes
Small individual first aid kit or supplies (e.g. adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, etc.)
Snacks or small food items (such as protein or granola bars)
Writing paper along with pens or pencils
Comfort items (e.g. toys or coloring books for children, books to read, games to play, etc.)
Don’t wait, start to put a kit together today!