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Personal Emergency Backpack
Many people have asked us, "What can I do to prepare for a terrorist event?" There are many resources out there that can help, many of which are listed here. The good thing about preparing for a biological disaster, is the same as preparing for any other disaster: Make a Plan, Make a Kit, Stay Informed.

Recently, a friend of Alpine County came across a great idea of making personal preparedness backpacks. Here at the Alpine County Health and Human Services Department, we thought this was a great idea because it will keep your hands free, and the entire family can help carry supplies should the need arise. Even small children can carry their own clothing in the event of a disaster where you would need to get out of the area. Below is a list of things that people can keep in a personal emergency backpack. Please keep in mind, it does not make a difference what method that you use to prepare, as long as you do.

Backpack Supplies
  • Backpack
  • NOAA/AM/FM Radio (One per household)
  • Food for 3 days
  • Extra Set of Shoes
  • Handkerchief
  • Emergency Blanket
  • Sun Screen
  • Extra Set of Glasses (as needed)
  • Sturdy Gloves
  • Soap Towelettes
  • Elastic Wrap Bandage
  • Small Gauze Dressing Pads
  • Medical Tape
  • Ibuprofen Tablets
  • Antihistamine Tablets
  • Extra Prescription Medications (as needed)
  • Toilette Paper
  • Diapers (as needed)
  • Flashlight or LED Headlamp
  • Extra Batteries
  • Water for 3 days
  • Extra Set of Clothing
  • Face Mask
  • Safety Pins
  • Lip Ointment
  • Extra Contact Lens Case (as needed)
  • Assorted Bandages
  • Box of Waterproof Matches
  • Gauze Bandages
  • Large Gauze Dressing Pads
  • Insect Sting Relief Pads
  • Antibiotic Ointment
  • Multi-tool (at least one per household)
  • Personal Identification
  • Toiletries
  • Diaper Wipes (as needed)

Remember, you need to make sure that your batteries, food, water, medications, and everything else, should be checked at least every six months to make sure that everything is up to date.