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Kit essentials:

adjustable wrench

Adjustable pipe or crescent wrench for turning off water and/or natural gas

gloves

Work gloves
and protective goggles

flashlight

Flashlight with extra batteries

radio

Hand-crank radio

water

Water
(minimum one gallon per person, per day)

food

Canned, dried, or other long-lasting food
(minimum 14 servings per person)

can opener

Can opener (manual) and other cooking utensils

propanegrill

Grill and fuel for outdoor cooking (charcoal or propane)

filefolder

Copies of vital documents (birth certificates, insurance policies, wills, bank info, etc.)

prescriptions

Prescriptions plus over-the-counter medications for the whole family as well as pets

cards

Deck of cards, board games, books, etc.

whistle

Whistle
to signal for help

socks

Extra socks and rain gear (such as a poncho)

sleepingbag

Sleeping bag or blankets and a tent

plastic bags

Heavy-duty plastic bags (for waste and to serve as tarps if necessary) and duct tape