1Disclaimer: This list has been created as an aid for individuals in the creation of a personal stockpile in the event of a natural disaster. Please take the time to stockpile all things you deem necessary if such an even were to occur. This list may or may not satisfy all of your needs.


1 Gallon Per Person Per Day minimum. This amount allows for drinking and food prep. Allow extra 2+ gallons for personal hygiene, washing dishes and clothes.


Canned Food Items: 20 cans assorted per small family (4 people); double for large family

  • Soup
  •  Chili
  •  Pasta

Canned Vegetables: 30 cans assorted per small family (4 people); double for large family

  • Corn
  •  Green Beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Mixed Vegetables

Dried / Canned Fruit/Peanuts/Nuts; 5 lbs dried or 6 – 12 cans small family, 12-16 large family

Canned Meat: 20 cans per small family < 4, double for larger family >4 persons

Dry Milk: large box or several small cans if no small children or frequent milk drinkers and used for cooking only, increase if family needs require.

Pasta: 5 pounds dry weight
Salt, spices, condiments as preferred
Sugar or alternative sweetner, 5 lbs. or equivalent per small family, increase in large family or if frequently used
Coffee Tea, chocolate, drink mixes, etc. as preferred
Canned or single serve puddings and similar desert items, hard candy, or similar comfort foods and “treats” if funds allow or Cancel BL_011_728x90

Oatmeal, other hot or cold cereals per preference

Flour; 5 lb bag, increase if used frequently in cooking/baking; yeast if bread baking

Peanut Butter/ Jelly: Large jar each small family, double or triple depending on family size and preference
Crackers, Plain (for sandwiches and snacks) 1 large box per person
Spaghetti or pasta sauce; 4-8 jars or cans
Baby formula and food, if needed


Thermometer (one per person if possible)
Usual Prescription medicines: 1 month minimum supply (3+ months preferred-contact physican immediately, if needed)
Cough Medicine: 1 bottle per person containing suppressant and expectorant (combined or separate):

  • Cough Syrup DM or low dose of opioid cough syrup

Cold/Flu Symptom relief medicine of personal preference, 1 course per person
Anti-diarrhea (Pepto-Bismol or Imodium): 1 Large Bottle or box
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine): 100 Tablet bottle (especially important if any family member has history of allergies)
Acetaminophen 500 mg.tablets: 100 tab Bottle (Note: can alternate with ibuprofen every 3 hours to control fever &/or pain)
Ibuprofen 200mg tablets/capsules: 500 count bottle
Baking Soda: 1 Box
Alternative treatments/supplements as desired
Vitamin Supplement (1-a-Day Multi Containing the following): 1 Medium/Large Bottle:

  •  Zinc
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  •  Selenium
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium.
  • Vitamin B-12
  • GLA

Soac b&w2Children/Infant: All above in formulas specific for children Suggestions: Dose based upon weight of child, not age; Weigh child and write down dosing requirements (how much & how often) in advance to prevent mistakes under stressful situations.
70% alcohol: 1/4 liter (1 pint)
Hydrogen peroxide (dark bottle): 2 small or 1 pint bottles
Petroleum jelly (Vaseline): 1 large jar or tube
Antibiotic cream or ointment: 1 tube
Aloe (aloevera) gel: good for burns, minor wounds, cooling, moisturizing
Sterile gauze pads: 1 package
Gauze bandage rolls: 2 each
Cotton (clean): 1 small package
Adhesive tape (adhesive plaster): 1-inch wide; 2 rolls
Adhesive bandages (Bandaids): 2 boxes asorted sizes
Ace bandage(s) – one roll
Scissors (clean/not rusty): 1 pair blunt and 1 pair sharp tip


Personal Hygiene
Soap Bars: 2 bars per person
Shampoo: 1 Large Bottle
Razor blades or disposable razors: per family usage
Toothpaste: 1 large tube
Hand sanitizer: small carry bottle per person, extra to replace; large bottle for refills, several medium bottles for use in bathrooms and kitchen
Antibacterial Hand Soap; dispenser at each sink in home, extra to replace
Baby wipes (not just for babies, reduces water usage): 1 case (6 packages)
Diapers and baby care items as needed
Sanitary Items -2 months supply for first month for each adult female,then 1 month supply for each additonal month preparation
Masks, gloves and goggles


Bleach: 2 Large Gallon Bottles
Vinegar: 2 Large Gallon Bottles
Plastic Gloves
Plastic Bags
Garbage Bags: 30+gallon 1 box
Clean cloths
Toilet Paper: 15 Rolls per small family, up to 30 for large family > 4 people
Paper Towels; 6-12 rolls
Paper Supplies:

  • plates
  •  cups
  • plastic
  • disposable silverware

Flashlights: One per person minimum, consider LED lights to reduce battery usage. Additional LED headlamps extremely useful.
Batteries: 3-4 sets per battery powered item
Battery powered Radio:

  •  Radio/TV Combo
  •  Weather Warning
  •  Short Wave

Can Opener (Manual): Two
Matches: 1 large box 100 packs or 6 boxes wooden matches


Dual Fuel Cooking Stove
Propane Cooking Stove
Fuel for stove
Air Pump (manual)
Water Filter
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