Before the Season Begins

Stock Your Home


  • Canned goods and manual can opener Cereals
  • Dried fruits
  • Dry milk, boxed juices, etc.
  • Food and medications for pets
  • Granola bars
  • Peanut Butter


Needs vary, depending on age and physical condition, one gallon per person per day is a good rule of thumb.
  • Store in airtight containers. Replace water every two months to be sure it's pure.
  • Water for sanitary needs
  • Water for washing


  • Battery-operated radio with extra batteries
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Cash (Remember stores may be unable to use bank cards and ATM machines may be down due to power outages)
  • Flashlight
  • Medications
  • Paper plates and utensils
  • Toiletries
We do not recommend candles.