Here are some suggestions for a Emergency Preparedness Kit to have on hand, that I got from the American Red Cross.
CLOTHING AND BEDDING
at least one complete change of clothing and footwear per person
sturdy shoes or work boots
rain gear(I keep a folding umbrella in my kit)
blankets or sleeping bags
hat and gloves
TOOLS AND SUPPLIES
flashlight and extra batteries
mess kit,or paper cups,plates and plastic utensils
non-electric can opener,utility knife
matches in waterproof container
shut-off wrench,(to turn off household gas and water)
map of area
battery operated radio and extra batteries(date those batteries!)
plastic storage containers
(I keep a disposible camera in my kit).
plastic garbage bags,ties
plastic bucket with tight lid
household chlorine bleach
WATER store one gallon of water per person epr day(two quarts for drinking,two quarts for food preparation/sanitation). NOTE: Hot environments and intense physical activity can dramatically increase the amount of water that a person needs to drink.(FEMA recommends a minimum of 5 gallons per person per day).
ready to eat canned meats,fruits and vegetables
canned juices,milk,soup(if powdered,store extra water)
high energy foods- peanut butter,jelly, crackers granola bars, trail mix