3 Day Survival Kit

In the case of a natural disaster or emergency, you need to be prepared to be self-sustaining for at least three days (or 72 hours). Preferably, you should have enough food, water and supplies for one week. The following is an example of a well-stocked supply kit:

3 Day Survival Kit
  • 1st Aid Kit - Make sure that the kit contains bandages and disinfectants
  • Adjustable or pipe wrench for turning off gas and water
  • Axe, shovel, broom, hand saw
  • Baby supplies - Have at least a week's supply of medications and food for infants and those with special needs
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Camping stove or barbecue - Caution: Ensure there are no gas leaks before you use any kind of fire as a cooking source and never use charcoal indoors
  • Can opener (non-electric)
  • Cash
  • City map
  • Essential medications for all family members
  • Extra change of clothing and sturdy shoes for each family member
  • Extra pair of eyeglasses
  • Fire extinguishers - Your fire extinguisher should be suitable for all types of fires (Teach all family members how to use it)
  • Flashlight and spare batteries - Keep flashlights beside your bed and in several other locations (Do not use matches or candles after an earthquake until you are certain there are no gas leaks)
  • Food - Make sure that you include food that your family will eat, and consider including some "comfort food" items that have long shelf lives (Make sure to rotate the food according to expiration dates)
  • Food for pets
  • Heavy gloves
  • Knife and razor
  • Light sticks
  • Portable radio - Most telephones will be out of order or limited to emergency use, the radio will be your best source of information.
  • Rope, tape, staple gun
  • Sand bags
  • Soap
  • Sturdy gloves
  • Tent
  • Toilet paper
  • Water - 1 gallon per person per day (Store it in air tight containers and replace it every 6 months)
  • Water Purification Kit - Iodine tablets or chlorine bleach (8 drops per gallon to purify water if necessary)
  • Waterless hand sanitizer