Hurricane Survival Pack

Irma checklist

Survival Pack

Food and water

It's recommend to have a 3 day supply for each family member including your pets, better safe than sorry.

  • Bottled Water - At least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days and don't forget to add water for your pets too. 
  • Non-Perishable Foods - At least enough for 3 to 7 days and you may need to make special consideration for infants or the elderly.
  • High-Energy Packaged Foods - Peanut butter, crackers, nuts, raisins and dried fruits, snacks, cookies are ideal
  • Packaged Juices - Cans or Cartons
  • Canned Prepared Foods
  • Baby Food and Baby Formula
  • Pet Food
  • Powdered or Canned Evaporated Milk

Important supplies

  • Toilet Paper, Paper Towels and Moist Towelettes
  • Baby Diapers and Wet Wipes
  • Soap and Shampoo
  • Toiletries - Toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant
  • Change of Clothes - At least one change for each person
  • Rain Gear - Poncho or windbreaker
  • Blankets and Pillows
  • Flashlights - One flashlight per person with one extra package of batteries each.
  • Portable Cooler
  • Bleach - Pure, unscented liquid
  • Can Opener - Hand-operated
  • Utility Knife
  • Pots, Pans, Cooking Spoons
  • Disposable Plates, Cups, Utensils
  • Butane Lighters and Waterproof Matches - Keep in plastic bags to protect
  • Portable Barbecue Grill or Camping Stove
  • Pet Carriers, Bowls, Leashes, Chain and Stake
  • Plastic Grocery Bags - You'll use them for everything!
  • Mobile Device Chargers and Power Supplie

Important Documents

  • Driver's License or Photo ID - For each person
  • Important Phone Numbers - Write them down in case your phone dies
  • Home Video/Photos for Insurance

Health Needs

  • Prescription Medication - A two-week supply if possible
  • Doctor and Pharmacy Contact Information
  • Medical Paperwork - Including National Insurance cards, a copy of all prescriptions and a list of known allergies
  • Pain Relief and Anti-Diarrhea Medications
  • Vitamins
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent
  • Feminine Hygiene Products and Birth Control 

Written By

Drew Scrymgeour

Island life comes with its fair share of challenges but thankfully my daily commute now involves a Jeep rather than a Train.