Build an Emergency Supply Kit

Basic Survival Supplies

A person with a clipboard and a checklist reviewing some emergency supplies.

Consider having a kit for your home, car, and/or residence halls. The kit should contain basic survival supplies for at least 72 hours time. Build your kit according to your specific needs. Supplies could include:

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day
  • Food, a supply of non-perishable items
  • Battery-powered cell phone charger
  • Battery-powered radio
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Medical insurance cards
  • Moist towelettes and garbage bags
  • Contact card with family member and out-of-state contact phone numbers
  • Whistle to signal help
  • Local maps
  • Games, puzzles, books
  • Supplies for your pets or service animal, including vaccination records, extra food and water, leash, collar, pet carrier, photo of your pet, and a list of pet-friendly shelters and/or pet hospitals