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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Hi, I’m so excited your here! My name is Amanda. Welcome to my blog Dishes and Denim! Writing is my outlet. It grounds me. So, I decided to start a blog where I can share my life with you! I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. My son Bradley was born April 1st, 2018. He is my entire world. Simple is my specialty. I don’t have a lot of extra time and the time I do have I want to spend with my family. I love cooking, cleaning, photography, writing, sewing and running. Maintaining an organized and clutter-free home is a priority. I have a mild obsession with buying photography props, notebooks, coffee mugs, and pens. If there was an award for overanalyzing – I would win every year. I’m a hopeless romantic. My favorite color is turquoise. My perfect day includes waking up to a clean house and having a Starbucks Skinny Vanilla Latte and fresh fruit waiting for me…followed by a long hot shower then bumming around town in comfy jeans and a perfectly fitting white tee and my denim jacket (taking pictures and visiting antique shops). For dinner, I would request a cheeseburger (red onions, pickle, and ketchup) with a side salad (Balsamic, no tomatoes) Then end the day relaxing on my patio with twinkle lights, a glass of Entwine Cabernet and my family (bonus points for a campfire and S’mores). If you want to know more about me you can either invite me out for a glass of red wine or check out some of my blog posts!

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