Include the following items in your Go and Stay Bag:
- Store a two week supply of water and food.
- Periodically check your regular prescription drugs to ensure a continuous supply in your home.
- Have any nonprescription drugs and other health supplies on hand, including pain relievers, stomach remedies, cough and cold medicines, fluids with electrolytes, and vitamins.
- Get copies and maintain electronic versions of health records from doctors, hospitals, pharmacies and other sources and store them, for personal reference. Get help accessing electronic health records.
Source: Pandemics – Ready.gov
Additional Recommended Items
- Copies of important information (PDF), including contact numbers and insurance information (seal documents in a waterproof container)
- medical information (PDF), including special equipment information and other important documents (seal documents in a waterproof container)
- Bottled water, if possible, 14-30 day supply of non-perishable food, can opener
- Eyeglasses, contact lenses and supplies, dentures, hearing aid batteries
- Personal identification
- Money (cash, credit cards, checkbook)
- Personal hygiene items, hand sanitizer, soap, household chlorine bleach
- Solar cell phone charger
- Flashlight, extra batteries, battery-powered radio, whistle, candles, waterproof matches, lighter
- First aid kit, dust masks, red bandana
- Shoes, work gloves, rain gear
- Plastic garbage bags, toolkit
For Pets and Service Animals
- Food, water, can opener, water bowl
- Collar with ID tag
- Leash or pet carrier
- Plastic bags
- Jumper cables, flashlight, extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Red bandana or help signal
- Packaged food, water, water bottle for each person
- Sand or cat litter, small shovel
- Gloves, hat, boots, jacket, blankets or sleeping bags, rain gear
Note: This information is also available as a PDF document.