100+ Non Food Items to Have in Your Emergency Supplies

100+ Non Food Items to Have in Your Emergency Supplies

Food storage is only the beginning of being prepared for an emergency. Besides food, there are other supplies you’ll want to have in your emergency stash. Get your copy of this in-depth, nuts and bolts guide to storing food for emergencies. And now, on to the 100+ non food items to have in your emergency supplies.

Medical Supplies

  • First aid kit
  • Bandages
  • Over the counter medications including pain relievers, cough and cold medication, anti-diarrheal medication, children’s medications, and ointments
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Thermometer
  • Extra prescription medications if possible


  • Cleaning products
  • Vinegar
  • Emergency toilet
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Bleach


Personal Hygiene

Paper Products

  • Paper plates
  • Napkins
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic cutlery
  • Zip seal bags
  • Aluminum foil
  • Tissues
  • Toilet paper

Laundry Supplies

  • Laundry soap
  • Large tub or bucket for washing (or a unit specially designed for hand washing clothes like the Wonderwash)
  • Clothesline
  • Clothespins

Shelter and Bedding

  • Tent
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Duct tape
  • Sleeping bags
  • Blankets
  • Sheets
  • Pillowcases
  • Cot


Clothes and Shoes

  • Winter clothing: hats, coats, gloves, boots, snow pants
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Clothes and shoes for children in sizes larger than they currently wear


  • Lightweight and heavy fabric
  • Needles
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Buttons
  • Safety pins


  • Battery powered radio
  • CB radio
  • Handheld two-way radios
  • Ham radio (if licensed)

Hand Tools

  • Hammer
  • Saw
  • Wrenches
  • Screwdrivers
  • Pliers
  • Crowbar
  • Shovel
  • Rakes
  • Axe

Light and Heat

  • Flashlights
  • Oil lamps plus lamp oil and extra wicks
  • Candles
  • Solar lights
  • Light sticks
  • Hand warmers
  • Fire starters: matches, lighter, striker
  • Wood-burning stove
  • Kerosene heater
  • Some method of cooking food without power

Fuel and Power

  • Stabilized fuel (store a variety for vehicles, generator, camping stoves, kerosene lamps or heaters, oil lamps)
  • Wood
  • Propane tanks
  • Solar battery charger–even better if it will charge other electronics as well
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Generator

Vital Records (Best to have a hard copy and digital copies)

  • Birth certificate
  • Social Security card
  • Passport
  • Driver’s license
  • Firearm permit
  • Marriage certificate
  • Family photos
  • Insurance policies
  • Mortgage/deed
  • Vehicle titles

Baby Supplies

  • Diapers (cloth or lots of disposables)
  • Wipes
  • Clothes
  • Medication
  • Formula
  • Bottles
  • Baby food grinder

Pet Supplies

  • Food
  • Leashes
  • Kennel
  • Vaccination record
  • Medications



Education and Entertainment

  • Board games
  • Playing cards
  • Books (fiction and non-fiction)
  • School books
  • Needlework supplies (knitting, crochet, embroidery)
  • Art supplies
  • Tools for any specific hobby you have


What would you add? Let me know in the comments!


by Angela, from Food Storage And Survival


3 Replies to “100+ Non Food Items to Have in Your Emergency Supplies

  1. Y’all need to cut your list down too much b.s. and people will be trying to store up too much. Get it down to the bare necessities which would be about half of this or less.

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