Evacuation List

The following items are what make up your Evacuation List and Car Kits in our Emergency Preparedness Plan.

This section includes measures to take when evacuating your home including a list of important things to grab and instructions to build a car kit. You never know when you may be stranded on the road, so make sure to keep your car prepared for emergencies.

Car Kit

In case you need to leave in a hurry, can’t access your 72 hour kits, or get stuck in your car while traveling, a main focus on being prepared for “evacuation” is to have a well-stocked car. Here are a list of the basic minimum items we would include.

  • Water (mylar pouches or cardboard boxes are best for extreme temperatures)
  • 72 hour kit food, high calorie meal bars, or other snacks
  • Cash ($20-30 in small bills and include some change)
  • Diapers/Wipes if you have kids
  • Emergency blankets/hand warmers (or an old spare comforter)
  • Jumper cables
  • Car shovel/pick
  • Pocket knife
  • First aid kit
  • Radio
  • Package of batteries (for flashlight and radio)
  • Toilet paper roll
  • Spare clothes/walking shoes for small children
  • Coffee can heater

For more tutorials and checklists for Car Emergency Kits check out these links:
Assembling a Car Emergency Kit from Food Storage and Survival
VERY thorough list including a printable checklist (really love this one)
Building an Emergency Car Kit (for littles) from The Busy B Homemaker
Different lists for different scenarios, great way to think and plan
Mommy Emergency Kit from Food Storage Made Easy
#10 Can Kit full of baby essentials in case you forget a diaper bag
Emergency Car Kit from Your Own Home Store
Another very intensive post full of ideas based on categories
How to Create an Emergency Kit for Your Car from Mom With A Prep
Simple list organized into categories
Car Emergency Kit for Tools from Food Storage Moms
List of non-food items to keep in your car kit
Car Emergency Kit for Food from Food Storage Moms
List of food and water items for your car kit
Creating an Emergency Car Kit from Imperfectly Happy
Good list with lots of ideas
Prepper Road Trip Part 2 from The Backyard Pioneer
Good list specifically if you are planning for road trips
5 Items to Include in Your Prepper Car Kit from Ed That Matters
5 basic categories of items to include after food and water
Winter Vehicle Maintenance and Emergency Kits from Common Sense Home
Very helpful post, love all the ideas for winter preparedness
Packing Survival Junk in Your Trunk from Survival Sherpa
Another great list full of ideas of items to include
Best Bug Out Vehicle Checklist from Bug Out Bag Guide
Lots of information on “bugging out” in your vehicle plus a great checklist
Vehicle Preparedness Checklist Generator from Survive Hive
Select the items you want to include and generate a printable checklist

Evacuation List

The last thing you want to be thinking about in an emergency where you might not come back to “home” as you know it are the important keepsakes. Compile a list of items you would want to grab if you had the room and time.

When disaster strikes the last thing you want to be thinking about is what to grab. Fill out a grab list and tape near the exits to your garage so you won’t have to figure out what to grab during a crisis. Here are some things you may wish to include on your list:


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