Build An E-Kit: 

A Disaster Supply Kit is any pre-assembled group of items that will improve the health and safety of yourself, your family, and your loved ones during and after a disaster. Kits can be purchased or be homemade in a variety of styles and sizes. Being prepared means having your own food, water, and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours. In general, kits should be easy to carry and as lightweight as possible. See the following items that MSUReady suggests you have in your E-Kit to help you cope with most emergencies.

What you need: 
Large E-Kit: 

This kit will stay where ever you reside each night. 

  • Water (One gallon per person per day for at least three days.)
  • Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food.)
  • Batter-powered or hand-crank radio and an NOAA Weather Radio.
  • Flashlight / Headlamp.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Whistle.
  • Plastic sheeting and duck tape (to shelter in place).
  • Toiletries and Medications.
    • Moist towelettes
    • Garbage bags and plastic ties.
  • Cash (at least $50 and two rolls of quarters)
  • Phone charger with battery backup.
  • Local Maps.
  • Cloth face coverings (for everyone ages 2 and above).
  • Soap.
  • Hand sanitizer.
  • Disinfecting wipes. 
  • Medications.
  • Important documents in a plastic bag.
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items.

After assembling your kit remember to maintain it so it’s ready when needed:

  1. Keep canned food in a cool and dry place. 
  2. Replace expired items as needed. 
  3. Re-think your needs every year and update your kit as things change. 
Work E-Kit: 

This kit is much smaller and will only need to have essential items for at least 24 hours: 

  • Change of clothes. 
  • Food/Snacks.
  • Water.
  • Medications. 
  • Toiletries.
  • Mini First Aid Kit.
  • Phone charger.
Automobile E-Kit: 

Having an Automobile E-Kit is similar to the one for your work, but a little different.  This kit serves as a lifeline if you are stranded, or have to jump-start your car.

  • Flashlight.
  • Cell phone charger with battery back up.
  • Jacket.
  • Shoes.
  • Water (At least for 24 hours).
  • Food (At least for 24 hours). 
  • First Aid Kit. 
  • Jumper Cables.
  • Blanket.
  • Extra clothing.
  • Airpump.
  • Show shuffle.
  • Ice pick.
Everyday items you need to be prepared for the day to day stuff: 
  • Phone charger. 
  • Mini First Aid Kit. 
  • MSUSafety App. 
  • MSUAlert. 
  • Campus ID.
  • Whistle.
First Aid Kit:

Be sure to include personal items that you rely on daily. 

Large First Aid Kit: 

  • Adhesive tape.
  • Injury cleaner (water & soap is recommended, but others include hydrogen peroxide or and anti-septic).
  • 4x4 gauze pads (sterile and non sterile)
  • Roller gauze.
  • Band-Aids.
  • Ice Packs.
  • Triangular bandages.
  • Ace Bandages.
  • Eye pads.
  • Scissors.
  • Tweezers.
  • Thermometer.
  • Blood-stopper compresses.
  • Tourniquet.
  • CPR shield.
  • Triple anabiotic ointment.
  • Over-the-counter medications.

Mini First Aid Kit: 

  • Band-Aids.
  • 4x4 gauze.
  • Adhesive tape.
  • Triple anabiotic ointment.

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