Emergency Sup​ply Kit

After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days

Being prepared means having an emergency supply kit in your home, vehicle and place of work to last for several days.   In Alaska, due to the way we receive goods, it is best to have a kit that can last 2-weeks. 

In Alaska, it is crucial to stay warm and dry during an emergency situation. In addition to an emergency supply kit, designate a post-disaster meeting place for family members and an out of state contact that family members can text or call to say they are okay (in-state phone lines may become clogged).

Supplies should be conveniently located in an easy to carry container/backpack. 

Basic Disaster Supplies Kit:

  • Water: one gallon of water per person per day

  • Food: non-perishable food you are accustomed to eating

  • Radio: battery powered or hand-crank

  • Flashlight

  • First aid kit: include non-prescription drugs

  • Extra batteries

  • Whistle: to signal for help

  • Dust mask: to filter contaminated air

  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape: to shelter in place

  • Sanitation items: moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties, feminine hygeine

  • Wrench or pliers: to turn off utilities

  • Manual can opener

  • Local maps

  • Cell phone with wall chargers and external charger

Additional Disaster Supplies:

  • Prescription medication
  • eyeglasses and contact lens solution
  • infant formula, bottles, diapers, wipes and rash cream
  • Pet food and extra water for pet
  • Cash or travelers checks
  • Family documents: insurance documents, identification (save electronically)
  • Bedding: blankets and sleeping bags
  • Clothing: sturdy shoes, hats, gloves, etc
  • Matches in waterproof container
  • ​Mess kit, paper cups, plates, paper towels and plastic utensils
  • Paper and pencil
  • Books, games, puzzles or other entertainment