On my way home from work last night my son called me and said he had something to talk to me about. I get home at almost 11:30pm and my son starts talking to me about doomsday planning. He wanted to know if he could start gathering supplies in case something happens. I let him know that instead of a doomsday planning his ideas can be used for a natural disaster planning. We spent the next 2 hours going through the pantry and my stockpile. I let him have some of the non-perishables out of the cabinets....things I know we won't be using any time soon. They are items I bought because the price was right. Next we hit my small stockpile of freebies I have received. I gave him all my samples (lotion, shampoo, conditioner, etc) and 1/3 of my full size products (toothpastes, deodorants). The only things I didn't really give him much of was our medical supplies as it is seriously low. I didn't include things like a camping stove, generator, etc.
I thought I would give you a list of recommended items that are good to have on hand if there is a natural disaster. Just remember that food should be rotated, using the oldest first.
Food (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home):
Shelf stable milk
Sweetned condensed milk
Rice (100lbs per person, per year)
Beans (canned or dry)
Canned products (meat, fruit, veggies)
Condiments (ketchup, mustard, salad dressing, bbq sauce)
Powdered drink mixes
Water - (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home - 1 gallon per day, per person)
Battery-powered or hand-crank radio
Water purification tabs
Here are a few of the sites I found my information.
American Red Cross
FEMA Family Emergency Plan printable
Emergency Survival Skills