Disaster Mitigation Tool Kit

Disaster Mitigation Tool kit:

Kits to Sustain Everyday Life in the event of a disaster: We are giving information for an ideal kit that might be useful to disaster affected people. However preparation for this should be done before hand. The following kits are suggested in places where people might not have ready access to many essential supplies for everyday life as preparation to a disaster: Write to us at dmis@sristi.org

Health Kit

  • 1 hand towel
  • 1 washcloth
  • 1 hair comb, regular size (not pocket)
  • 1 nail file or nail clipper
  • 1 bath-size bar of soap in wrapper
  • 1 toothbrush in sealed package
  • 1 large tube of toothpaste 
  • 6 adhesive bandages (such as Band-aids)

Wrap the brand new items in the new hand towel, tie it with string or yarn, and place inside a sealed, one-litre plastic bag with a zipper closure.

First Aid Medicine Kit

  • Sterile Gauze Pads: ( 4x4) 50 Pads
  • Adhesive Tape: 6 Rolls, 1/2" or I" x 10yds. or more
  • Triple Antibiotic Topical Ointment: 4 Tubes (I oz tubes) Example: Neosporin Ointment
  • Aspirin: 325 mg (5 gr) tablets
  1. Ferrous Sulfate Tablets 500 Tablets of 325 mg
  2. Children's Multivitamins with Iron Chewable Tablets 500 Tablets
  3. Adult Multivitamins with Iron Tablets 500 Tablets
  4. Children's Acetaminophen Chewable Tablets 300 Tablets of 80mg.

    *Where possible, purchase tablets in bottles of 100 or more. No samples are permitted. For example, if the required number of tablets is 1,000, then collect:

    • 1 bottle of 1,000 tablets each, or
    • 2 bottles of 500 tablets each, or
    • 4 bottles of 300 or 250 tablets each, or
    • 8 bottles of 130 tablets each, or
    • 10 bottles of lOO tablets each
  5. Acetaminophen for Adults --pain reliever
  6. Antacid --for treatment of upset stomach / heartburn
  7. Mebendazole or Thiabendazole --for intestinal worm infection
  8. Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim --antibacterial for adults and children
  9. Tetmosol Soap --for treatment of scabies for adults and children
  10. Oral Rehydration Salts --to combat dehydration for adults and children
  11. Promethazine --for treatment of nausea
  12. Metronidazole --for treatment of intestinal amebiasis (amebic dysentery)
  13. Chlorhexidine --antiseptic for adults and children
  14. Tolnaftate 1% Antifungal Cream --for skin infections for adults and children
  15. Rolled Bandages --for first aid applications

School Kit

In many countries, there are no books, or even classrooms. Classes are mobile or held in the open air. School kits may be the only educational resources available. Often students must write down everything the teacher says or writes on a board. Their teacher's knowledge and their own notes are their only textbooks. They have difficulty learning without the basic tools in this kit, which is designed for a variety of ages.

  • 1 blunt scissors
  • 2 pads of 8 ½ " x 11" ruled paper
  • 1 30-centimeter ruler
  • 1 pencil sharpener
  • 6 unsharpened pencils with erasers
  • 1 eraser, 2 ½"
  • 12 sheets of construction paper
  • 1 box of 8 crayons

Prepare a 12"x14" (finished size) cloth bag with handles and a closure (Velcro, snap, or button) and place the items in the bag.

Kit for Kids

Kits with the basic supplies every baby needs. Please be sure that all items are NEW!

  • 6 cloth diapers
  • 2 shirts
  • 2 baby wash cloths
  • 2 gowns
  • 2 diaper pins
  • 1 sweater
  • 2 receiving blankets

Bundle the items inside one of the receiving blankets and secure it with diaper pins.

Domestic Kit

The following kits are recommended following a natural disaster. Bedding Pack

  • 2 flat double-bed sheets
  • 2 pillow cases
  • 2 pillows

Other necessities: 

Linen (new only)

  • Sheets
  • Towels
  • Blankets
  • Pillows

Sewing Kit

Sewing kits foster interdependence rather than dependence. Women can make clothing in their own size and in the style of their culture. Cottage industries often grow out of the sewing classes where women use these kits to practice valuable income-generating skills.

  • 3 yards of cotton or cotton-blend solid-color or print fabric (there must be 3 uncut yards of fabric or the kit is not usable)
  • 1 pair of sewing scissors
  • 1 package of needles
  • 1 spool of thread
  • 6 matching buttons

Wrap sewing notions in the fabric and tie it with a string or strip of cloth. Place items in a sealed one-gallon plastic bag with

Cleaning Utilities

These resources enable people to begin the overwhelming job of cleaning up after a flood or hurricane.

  • 5 gal. bucket with reseal able lid
  • Bleach ½ gal.
  • Scouring pads, 5
  • Scrub brush
  • Cleaning towels , 18 each
  • Sponges , assorted size-7 pack
  • Laundry detergent , 50 oz.
  • Household cleaner, 12 oz.
  • Disinfectant dish soap , 28 oz.
  • Clothes pins (50)
  • Clothesline, 100ft.x3/16
  • Dust masks , 5 packs
  • Latex gloves , package of 2 pr.
  • Work gloves, 1 pr.
  • Trash bags , 24 bg. roll
  • Insect repellant, 14 oz.
  • Air freshener, 9 oz.

Please purchase all liquids in plastic bottles. Be sure to send all new materials that are unopened when they are sealed or in packages. Put all items in the plastic bucket and seal lid.

Individual Items Needed for Disaster Response

Though all of the following items are needed at some time, some are in heavier demand than others.

Baby Items

  • Disposable diapers
  • Baby wipes

Cleaning Supplies

  • Dry laundry detergent
  • Dish detergent
  • Dry disinfectant
  • Mops
  • Shovels
  • Rubber gloves
  • Buckets
  • Plastic garbage bags (30 gallon)
  • Squeegees
  • Pressure water sprayers
  • Power scrubbers
  • Scoop shovels
  • Generators
  • Tarps
  • Tents
  • Cots

Paper Products

  • Paper plates
  • Paper cups
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper

Send all new paper goods that are unopened.

Personal Items

  • Soap
  • Toothbrushes
  • Hand lotion
  • Feminine hygiene produces
  • Large (adult) diapers
  • Insect repellent
  • Surgical masks and gloves
  • Sun block (rated 15 or higher)

Source: Various websites & www.fema.gov