Experts advise storage of one gallon of water per person per day. At least 3 days of water for each family member and pet should be stored for emergencies.
Non perishable foods like crackers, canned meat, and ready to eat food should be stored. Don't forget to store a can opener in your kit if your food will require it. Also store pet food.
Cell Phones, battery powered radios and extra batteries, as well as important family documents should be easily accessible for your kit. Make sure copies of important papers are stored in waterproof containers.
First Aid Kit
Wrench or Pliers to turn off utilities.
Basic Tool Kit including flashlights.
Bleach can be used to disinfect and clean in emergency situations. Make sure the bleach is chlorine bleach, and not oxygen or color safe bleach. Take special care when storing bleach.
Personal Hygiene Items
Other Items to Consider:
First Aid Manual
Cold Weather Gear
Disposable plates, cup, utensils
Matches (store in waterproof container)
Paper and Pencil
Changes of Clothing
Bedding or Sleep Bags
Heavy Duty Shoes