The purpose of an emergency toiletry kit is to provide personal cleanliness supplies necessary to prevent infection and body decay. in an emergency situation. We recommend building emergency toiletry kits that are portable and complete with the necessary supplies.
We like the idea of a staged approach for the volume of the supplies. We want to make sure we can have the right portions in many situations. It's hard to pack a case of toilet paper around in a day pack so we want to have something smaller. Here are the recommended stages:
Download the checklist below to see the items that belong in each Stage.
This checklist has everything you need for a complete emergency toiletry kit. We recommend you download and print out the checklist. Then below, shop for recommended products you need.
Travel Sized Toiletries
For personal use.
This is the personal toiletry kit you can carry nearly anywhere. You can keep it in a vehicle, day pack, backpacking pack, etc. It has the bare essentials in it. You can brush your teeth, protect your lips, bathe, etc.
Portions - This stage is intended to be very portable and fit into nearly any pocket, purse, kit, etc. Use travel sizes of each product and make sure to replenish the item if you use it.
This kit has larger portions than the essentials pouch. It's stored in your go-bag (bug out bag or 72-hour kit). It has duplicate items found in the Essentials Pouch but in larger portions for evacuation scenarios.
Portions - We recommend either travel size or full size portions but only one of each item for weight management.
This is a complete family/household toiletry kit. It is stand alone and likely is less portable.
Portions - Here, we recommend storing bulk items. The goal is to last 1 year per product per person. Ask the members of your household about the usage of each item. Imagine rationing the supplies. A roll of toilet paper that lasts a few days might last a week with proper usage. Toothpaste might last for months if rationed.
Do some calculations and you'll find it's not too hard to establish a year's supply. Each time you go to the store, spend a little extra on these items until you reach your goal.
Caution: An abundance of supplies might make it easy to waste, "doesn't matter, we have a whole bunch". Be disciplined so you don't deplete the supplies or waste.
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