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Home emergency preparedness kits fitted with the tools, water, and sanitation supplies to keep your family safe after a disaster.

Basic supplies:

  • Adhesive tape

  • Elastic wrap bandages

  • Bandage strips and "butterfly" bandages in assorted sizes

  • Superglue

  • Rubber tourniquet or 16 French catheter

  • Nonstick sterile bandages and roller gauze in assorted sizes

  • Eyeshield or pad

  • Large triangular bandage (may be used as a sling)

  • Aluminum finger splint

  • Instant cold packs

  • Cotton balls and cotton-tipped swabs

  • Disposable nonlatex examination gloves, several pairs

  • Duct tape

  • Petroleum jelly or other lubricants

  • Plastic bags, assorted sizes

  • Safety pins in assorted sizes

  • Scissors and tweezers

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Antibiotic ointment

  • Antiseptic solution and towelettes

  • Eyewash solution

  • Thermometer

  • Turkey baster or other bulb suction device for flushing wounds

  • Sterile saline for irrigation, flushing

  • Breathing barrier (surgical mask)

  • Syringe, medicine cup or spoon

  • First-aid manual

  • Hydrogen peroxide to disinfect


  • Aloe vera gel

  • Calamine lotion

  • Anti-diarrhea medication

  • Laxative

  • Antacids

  • Antihistamine, such as diphenhydramine

  • Hydrocortisone cream

  • Cough and cold medications

  • Personal medications that don't need refrigeration

  • Auto-injector of epinephrine, if prescribed by your doctor

  • Pain relievers, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others)



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