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50 Essential Emergency Supplies to Stock Up On

Keeping emergency supplies at home is just plain smart. You never know when something bad will happen to your friends or family. Whether you’re trying to be prepared for weather, a medical emergency or just to stock up on things you might need, these 50 essential emergency supplies to stock up on are a fantastic way to make sure you’re ready for whatever may come.

50 Essential Emergency Supplies to Stock Up On


1.      Duct tape

2.      Batteries

3.      Peanut Butter

4.      Rice

5.      Beans

6.      Band-aids

7.      Anti-bacterial ointment

8.      ACE Bandages

9.      Gauze Pads

10.  Medical Tape

11.  Diaper Rash Cream

12.  Paracord or clothesline

13.  Blankets

14.  Cold Packs

15.  Hot Packs (aka hand warmers)

16.  Fire tinder

17.  Feminine napkins

18.  Strike anywhere matches

19.  Disposable lighters

20.  Paper towels

21.  Oats and Oatmeal

22.  Powdered Milk

23.  Baby formula (if you have a baby)

24.  Baby wipes

25.  Flashlights

26.  Candles

27.  Fire Extinguisher

28.  Flour

29.  Sugar

30.  Honey

31.  Baking Soda

32.  Baking Powder

33.  Tuna and Other Canned Meat

34.  Trash Bags

35.  Bleach

36.  Essential Oils – to use in case your medications are expired

37.  Toilet Paper

38.  Diapers (if you have an infant)

39.  Vitamins

40.  Laundry Detergent

41.  Vinegar – both apple cider and white

42.  Motrin

43.  Tums or Pepto Bismol

44.  Children’s pain and fever medications

45.  Cough syrup

46.  Water

47.  Prescription Medications that you may take

48.  Tent

49.  Lantern

50.  Cash – both dollar bills and coins

As you can see, the list can just go on and on. These 50 aren’t the end all be all, but they’re certainly a great place to start. For items like medications, you won’t want to have too many of them on hand due to expiration dates, but it never hurts to have an extra bottle or two.

What else would you recommend stocking up on?

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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