Five Gallon Bucket Emergency Kits

Emergency supplies don’t always have to go in a backpack. When you’re creating an emergency kit, consider using a 5-gallon bucket. They’re sturdy and waterproof, and easy to carry. has some great suggestions of items you can store in a 5-gallon bucket emergency kit. Click here for their list of items to include.

General Supplies:

glow sticks, flashlight, liquid candle, matchbooks, mylar blanket, hand warmers, AM/FM radio, 

whistle & lanyard, sewing kit, blank notebook, pencils, extra batteries, zip ties, P-38 can opener, 

trash bags, N95 dust masks, duct tape, small tarp, paracord, safety goggles, split leather gloves, 

First Aid Supplies:

basic first-aid guide, moist towelettes, anti-septic towelettes, latex gloves, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, aspirin, benadryl, Imodium A-D, burn cream, sting relief towelettes, hydrocortisone cream, triple antibiotic ointment, cough drops, earplugs, instant ice pack, tweezers, nail clippers, scissors, digital thermometer, cotton balls, waterproof adhesive tape, gauze rolls, gauze pads, moleskin, bandaids, butterfly bandages, ace bandage, triangular bandage, hand sanitizer, Q-tips, petroleum jelly, RAD sticker (personal radiation dosimeter), potassium iodide (radiation emergency thyroid blocker)

Hygiene Supplies:

bar soap, kleenex, floss, baby shampoo, hand lotion, sunscreen, toothpaste, toothbrushes, 

feminine hygiene pads, comb, toilet paper, peri bottles, wash cloths

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