At Work or in Your Car

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OK, you've prepared your home.  What about when you're away from home?  In your Car or at Work? 

Car Mobile Survival Kit

Here is a list of items that should be kept in your car's mobile survival kit. 

  • Nylon carrying bag or day-pack
  • Bottled water
  • Nonperishable food
  • Can opener
  • Transistor radio and EXTRA batteries
  • Flashlight and EXTRA batteries
  • Fire extinguisher (ABC-type)
  • First aid kit
  • Gloves
  • Essential medication (if refrigeration is not required)
  • Blanket, sleeping bag, space blanket
  • Seal-able plastic bags
  • Pre-moistened towels
  • Small tool kit
  • Matches and lighter
  • Walking shoes and extra socks
  • Change of clothes
  • Jacket
  • CASH (small denominations and coins)

Personal Survival Kit at Work

Here are items that can be used for a personal survival kit at work.  Your workplace kit should be small and portable.  Place it into a small day-pack.  You should be able to carry your supplies with you if your business is closed and you need to evacuate to another location.  Your personal survival kit should include:

  • Dry Food -candy bars, dried fruits, jerky, cookies, crackers, etc.
  • Drinks - water or juice
  • Tennis shoes/walking shoes for office workers
  • First aid kit with routine medications (aspirin, acetaminophen, cough/cold tablets, allergy tablets, etc.)
  • Extra prescription medications
  • Flashlight/ batteries
  • Chemical light sticks
  • Matches
  • Small radio (battery-operated portable)
  • Small and large plastic bags
  • Toiletries/personal hygiene items
  • Entertainment Pack - Family photos, notebooks, literature, and games

REMEMBER:  You may have to walk for long distances away from your work or car during a disaster just like in New York during the September 11, 2001 attacks and the Bay Area during a major earthquake.  Also, you could be stranded for up to 72 hours.  Make sure you have enough supplies to meet your needs.