Emergency Supply Checklist

Due to the hysteria being cast upon us by the surge of global Coronavirus cases, my husband and I decided to create an emergency reserve. We wanted to ensure that we had enough supplies for our family for at least one month in case something were to happen. We aren’t necessarily concerned about this particular virus, but any obstacle that may spontaneously arise that would require us to be prepared.

We went through our storage closet, pantry and freezer to see what we had if we were forced to stay home tomorrow. We’d be okay for maybe two weeks. On top of the food for us, we had to think about our children as well. This means sanitary products like diapers and wipes, as well as specialty snacks and other products for them.

After we went through our stash, we made a list, shopped the sales and purchased the products in case we needed them. Here’s what we decided to purchase.


  • Dry pasta
  • Canned beans
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned meat
  • Rice
  • Flour
  • Oatmeal
  • Yeast
  • Baking soda
  • Powdered milk
  • Frozen vegetables
  • Frozen ready meals
  • Frozen chicken nuggets
  • Coffee
  • Sauces (ketchup, hot sauce, bbq etc)
  • Bottled water
  • Packaged snacks
  • Dried fruit
  • Nuts
  • Cereal both hot and cold
  • Pancake mix
  • Maple syrup
  • Honey
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Fresh meat to freeze
  • Bars of cheese

Non Food Essentials

  • Diapers
  • Baby Wipes
  • Lysol wipes
  • Bleach cleaner
  • Disinfectant
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dishwasher detergent
  • Dish soap
  • Paper towel
  • Toilet paper
  • Garbage bags
  • Ziploc bags
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Hand soap
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Nursing products
  • Cotton swabs
  • Floss
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Contact solution
  • Pain relievers
  • Benadryl
  • Polysporin
  • Bandages
  • Peroxide

We felt more comfortable having extras of everything for our family of four. I keep track of everything we use to ensure we don’t run out just in case. It’s a bit worrisome the way our world is changing, and although we may not be able to control everything around us, we can do our little part to protect our family.

What essentials are on your list? Let me know below.

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