Be Ready Utah Disaster Supply Kit

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Store your Disaster Supply Kit in a backpack, wheeled suitcase, or another portable container in an easy-access location, as near as possible to an exit.

Have a separate kit for each family member.

Items susceptible to water damage should be in plastic bags.

Check your kit twice a year and replace any items that have expired or don’t work.

Cover all 12 Areas of Emergency Preparedness in your disaster supply kits.


Shelter & Fire

  • Waterproof poncho
  • Emergency reflective blanket
  • Wool or fleece blanket or sleeping bag
  • Tent or tarp
  • Windproof/waterproof matches
  • Alternate fire-starter
  • Hand and body warmer packets


  • 1-2 gallons of water in a refillable container
  • Water tablets and/or filter


  • 3 days supply of ready-to-eat, non-perishable food
  • Hard candies

Sanitation & Hygiene

  • Personal hygiene kit: soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, toilet tissue, feminine items, razor, lip balm, washcloth, etc.
  • Garbage bags
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Baby wipes

Clothing, Tools & Personal Items

  • Clothing for warm/cold weather
  • Extra socks and underwear
  • Ball cap and/or bandanna
  • Extra glasses or contacts
  • Compass
  • Multi-function pocket knife
  • Duct tape and 50-ft nylon rope
  • Stress relief item: book, toy, etc.

Light & Power

  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Light sticks


  • Camp cup, plate, and utensils
  • Lightweight stove and fuel
  • Paper towels
  • Can opener (maybe a knife)


  • Multi-power AM/FM radio
  • Notepad and pencil
  • Plastic whistle with neck cord
  • Extra mobile phone charger

First Aid

  • First aid kit: Adhesive bandages, rolled gauze and pads, disposable gloves, antibiotic cream, burn gel, antiseptic towelettes, tweezers, triangle bandage, etc.
  • First aid instruction booklet
  • Personal medications
  • Scissors and sewing kit
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunblock

Safety & Security

  • Work gloves
  • Dust mask
  • Mace/pepper spray
  • Spare house/car keys


  • Sturdy walking shoes or boots
  • Wagon, stroller, or wheelchair as needed

Important Documents & Money

  • Copies of: emergency plan, birth certificates, marriage license, will, insurance info, financial info, vehicle title, family photos, ID, emergency contact list, etc.
  • At least $200 in small bills

Make a Plan

Get a Kit

Be Informed

Get Involved

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