Cobb County Government

Make Your Own Ready Kit

Build a kit!

Make your own Ready Kit with the items listed below. Most are easy to inexpensive and any one of them could save your life.

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Make sure you have:

  • Water
  • Food
  • Can opener
  • Radio
  • Emergency charger
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle
  • Face mask
  • Moist towelettes
  • Garbage bags
  • Plastic ties
  • Wrench or pliers
  • Local maps

Additional Items:

  • Prescription medications and glasses
  • Infant formula and diapers
  • Pet food, extra water, pet supplies, toys and vaccination forms
  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container
  • Cash or traveler's checks and change
  • Emergency reference material such as a first aid book
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person (consider adding bedding in cold weather)
  • Complete change of clothing
  • Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates, plastic utensils and paper towels
  • Paper and pencil
  • Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children

For more preparedness information, please visit Ready Georgia.