What does 14 days of food & water look like?

Your disaster kit depends on yours and your families specific needs

A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.

Try to assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency. You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You WILL NOT HAVE TIME to search for the supplies or shop for supplies.

You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for a minimum of 7-14 days. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster but they cannot reach everyone immediately. 

In Wai'anae due to our isolation, we encourage all families to be prepared for a minimum of 14 days instead of 7 days. It may take time for help to get to us following a natural or man-made disaster. If our harbors and/or airports are affected we may be relying on our own resources longer than other places within the United States. Your supplies kit should contain items to help you and/or your family survives. Below are different disaster kits for you, your family, pets, people with access or functional needs and seniors.

 A recommendation is to customize your own supplies based on your requirements.

  • Water – recommend filling gallon containers, water coolers, water bladders or even filling up trash bins lined with heavy duty trash bags with water.

  • Food – think outside of the box and remember, this is survival food, not normal dining.  Consider 2-48oz jars of Chunky Peanut Butter, Crackers, Dried Fruits and Nuts and protein bars and/or shakes.  Women need about 1200 calories minimum to survive; whereas men need about 1500 calories.

  • Prescription drugs and supplies – be sure to get a print out of all your prescription from your doctor or pharmacist and order your prescriptions on the first available day that you are permitted if on Medicaid so you have at least an extra week’s worth.

Make a basic Emergency Supply Kit:

       7- 14 Gallons of water per person

    7-14 Days of food per person

Battery Radio + batteries
(Solar or Crank Recommended)

Flashlight + batteries
(Solar or Crank Recommended)

First Aid Kit

Important Documents &
Emergency Contacts


​Cash (Small Denominations)

Pet food

Bottled water


Veterinary records

Cat litter/pan

Manual can opener

Food dishes

First aid kit and other supplies

Identify pet friendly shelters

Don't forget to make a kit for your Pet(s): ​

  • Make sure you have a secure pet carrier, leash or harness for your pet so that if he panics, he can't escape.

Preparing for People with Access and Functional Needs

People with access and functional needs and their family members
should make plans to protect themselves in the event of an emergency.

Planning ahead is required to protect yourself and your family when
emergencies occur. You are in the ideal position to plan for your own
safety as you best know your abilities and needs during and after an
emergency or disaster. You can prepare for emergencies by planning
ahead with your family and/or care attendants. For more information
and available resources that can help you get prepared, check out
FEMA , , and the  Centers for Disease Control .

Preparing for Seniors

There are commonsense measures older Americans can take to start preparing for emergencies before they happen.

Create a network of neighbors, relatives, friends, and co-workers to aid you in an emergency. Discuss your needs and make sure everyone knows how to operate necessary equipment. If appropriate, discuss your needs with your employer.

Seniors should keep specialized items ready, including extra
wheelchair batteries, oxygen, catheters, medication, food for service
animals and any other items you might need. Keep a list of the type
and model numbers of the medical devices you require. Be sure to
make provisions for medications that require refrigeration. Make
arrangements for any assistance to get to a shelter.                 

Strengthen Your Financial Preparedness for Disasters and Emergencies 

If a disaster or other emergency strikes your community, you may only have seconds or minutes to react. In those critical moments, your focus will be on your family’s safety. Once the immediate danger has passed, having your homeowners or renters insurance policy, bank account information, and other household records and contacts will be essential as you begin the recovery process. The Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK) can help you be ready. 

Emergency Financial
First Aid Kit (EFFAK)

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