Must-Have Supplies Checklist - Hurricane Survival Guide

Before a hurricane or any storm arrives, make sure you and your family are prepared by assembling the following list of essential supplies:

  • Sleeping Bags and/or Pillows and Blankets
  • Cash (ATMs may not work after the storm)
  • Lawn or Folding Chairs
  • Hot and Cold Weather Clothing
  • Cellular Phone and Car Charger
  • Personal Hygiene (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, etc.)
  • Spare Eye Glasses
  • Drinking Water (1 gallon per person per day)
  • Prescription Medicine (2-week supply)
  • Camera
  • Books, Magazines and Toys
  • Writing Tools (Pens, Pencils, etc.)
  • Maps
  • Whistle
  • Ice Chest and Ice
  • Disposable Plates, Glasses and Utensils
  • Manual Can Opener
  • Battery-operated TV/Radio and Clock
  • Spare Batteries
  • Flashlights or Lantern
  • Toilet Paper
  • Diapers and Wipes
  • Baby Food and Formula
  • First Aid Kit
  • Plastic Tarp Sheeting
  • Duct or Masking Tape
  • Nails, Rope, Lumber and Tools
  • Leather-Palm Work Gloves
  • Plastic Garbage Bags
  • Insect Repellent and Sunscreen
  • Dried Fruits and Nuts
  • Soap and Detergent
  • Portable Camping Solar Shower
  • Unscented Bleach for Sterilization 
  • Tincture of Iodine or Water Purification Tablets
  • Pet Food and Medicine
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fuel for Generators and Cars
  • Propane Gas for Grills
  • Charcoal and Lighter Fluid
  • Waterproof Matches and Sterno
  • Non-perishable Food
  • Powdered Milk, Evaporated Milk or Parmalat
  • Canned Meats or Fish
  • Canned Fruits and Vegetables
  • Dried Foods
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Canned Soups/Chili 
  • Crackers/Cookies
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Disinfectant
  • Cereal
  • Pudding
  • Rain Gear
  • Spare Keys
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