Emergency Kit Checklist

I am not crazy prepared for the apocalypse or zombies, I just like to know that if we needed to leave the house quickly for a few days we could.

This also comes in handy when traveling with children (or my husband).

I have a bag for each person in my trunk along with one shared bag. If I use something from the kit, I make sure to re-stock once a week.

For the Outdoors:

  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray

For Messes:

  • Beach Towels (one per person, these could be used for a variety of things – spills, warmth if the car breaks down – you name it…)
  • Wet Wipes
  • Garbage bags
  • Ziplock Bags

For Hygiene:

  • Clothing for 3 days (and a few extra pairs of undies and socks)
  • 2 Days Worth of Beauty Products / Personal Hygiene Items / Diapers & Wipes

For Safety:

  • Flash Light
  • Mini Tool Kit
  • Jumper Cables
  • Bungee Cords
  • Bandaids
  • Cell Phone Charger
  • Emergency Family Plan (where should we meet up if we get separated)
  • Blankets
  • Duct Tape
  • Scissors
  • Matches & Lighter
  • Binder with copies of all important documents
  • Copies of a few family photos (make sure you have a current one for each family member so you can use them for identification purposes if needed)

For Nutrition:

  • Pet Food for 2 days
  • Food/Snacks that Would Last Two Days (think canned food and granola bars)
  • Water Bottles
  • 2 Days Worth of Medicine / Vitamins
  • Hard Candy for Blood Sugar Emergencies (make sure it won’t melt)


What do you keep in your emergency kit?

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