Emergency Supply List - West Lake Landfill

Nuclear Disaster Preparedness Supplies
for Your Shelter Area
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Choose in advance an area in a basement or in the inner most room of a building, away from doors and windows.
Stock this area with at least 2 weeks of supplies, enough for all family members/friends.
STL Toxic Aware
Blankets, Pillows, SheetsStore extra bedding in bags to keep clean for use.
Cots, Air Mattresses or Sleeping Bags
ClothesInclude clothing items for different temperature and weather conditions. Remember underwear and socks.
ShoesInclude sturdy shoes or boots.
Cell Phone Charger & Battery BackupEnough power to recharge a smartphone a day for nearly a week. Anker 20000mAh Portable Charger PowerCore 20100 - Power Bank for iPhone, iPad & Samsung Galaxy$39.99
NOAA Radio (Crank, Solar, Batteries)Will allow you to listen to emergency messages in the event power is out.Kaito KA500 5-way Powered Solar Power, Wind Up Emergency AM/FM/SW/NOAA Weather Alert Radio$55.00
NOAA Radio (Corded, Battery-Backup)Keep your radio tuned to an emergency response network at all times for updates. Announcers will provide information about when you may leave your shelter and whether you need to take other emergency measures. Midland WR300 Weather NOAA Radio$52.15
Apple Cider VinegarAids in flushing radiation out of the body
DrinksJuice, Soda, Instant Coffee/Tea, Dry Milk
Food (Non-Perishable)Canned, dried, and packaged food products
Water (Drinking & Bathing)Store bottled water or tap water in safe containers. Each person will need about 1 gallon per day; plan on storing enough water, per person, for at least 3-5 days. NOTE: Boiling water will not remove radioactive particles. Water potentially exposed to radiation, must be filtered.
Can Opener (Manual)Swing-A-Way Portable Can Opener, Black$9.95
Cooler (w/ Wheels) for FoodFor extra food/ice storage
Cooler Ice Packs (prepared in advance)Freeze water in plastic jugs
Disposable Plates, Cups, CutleryStore disposable dishware because you will not have enough water or clean water to wash dishes.
Food Storage ContainersPlastic Wrap, Zip Lock Bags, Trash Bags
Paper Towels6 Rolls (minimum)
Plastic BagsUse to your waste in plastic bags until it can be removed.
Water Jugs/ContainersFill every container available in your home including jugs, baths, etc for short term use. For long term, water should be stored in a UV-resistant, food-grade plastic containers.Reliance Products Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container$14.97
Water FilterAllows you to utilize almost any outside natural water source & transform it into purest drinking water possible.BIG Berkey Water Filter System w/ 2 Black Purifier Filters (2 Gal) Bundled with 1 set of Fluoride (PF2) Filter. NOTE: Black Berkey Filter reduces Gross Beta concentration in tap water by at least 95.3%.$288.50
Eyeglasses/Contact Lenses & Supplies
First-Aid KitAdhesive bandages, gauze pads, adhesive tape, scissors, tweezers, thermometer, towelettes, antiseptic ointment, etc.
Medications (Prescriptions)2 weeks to 1 month's worth. (Check medicines every 6 months to make sure they are not past the expiration date.)
Medications (Over the Counter)Allergy, Antacids, Cold, Headache, Pain, etc.
Potassium Iodate (KI03) TabletsWhen fallout is first anticipated, begin taking Potassium Iodide (KI) or Potassium Iodate (KIO3) tablets for thyroid protection against cancer causing radioactive iodine.
Hand Sanitizer
Kitty LitterFor use with portable toilet.
Tampons/Sanitary Pads
Toilet (Portable)If regular toilet is not available in shelter area.Reliance Products Luggable Loo Portable 5 Gal Toilet$33.95
Drive Medical Steel Folding Bedside Commod$33.79
Toilet Bag LinerDesigned for easy no mess waste disposal.Reliance Products Double Doodie Toilet Waste Bags (6-Pack)$16.51
TidyCare Commode Liners – Value Pack - Disposable Bedside Commode Liners - 48 commode liners$19.99
Toilet DeodorantUse to neutralize toilet odors.Reliance Products Bio-Blue Toilet Deodorant Chemicals (12-Pack)$7.71
Toilet Paper
Toothbrush & Toothpaste
Disinfectant CleanerTo help disinfect those areas where pets relieve themselves
Disposable Litter Trays, Litter & ScoopCats
Feeding Dishes/Water Bowls
FoodStored in an airtight, waterproof container.
Garbage BagsTo collect waste.
LeashIf you may need to vacate shelter.
Newspapers/Paper TowelsDogs
ToysBalls, stuffed animals
SAFETY clothing/GEAR
Gas Mask w/ Extra FiltersIf you must leave the shelter, a gas mask is critical. After reaching a safe spot dispose of contaminated mask outside.SGE 400/3 Gas Mask / Respirator Size M/L$169.99
GogglesWear these any time you may be exposed to fallout to keep the dangerous particles out of your eyes.
Nuclear Fallout Suit or Tyvek Suit
Rain Poncho's (Hooded)Have Hooded Poncho's the event anyone needs to evacuate the shelter. Trash bags can also be used to cover feet and then easily disposed of later.
Respirator Mask (N95)"NIOSH N95" filters at least 95.00% of airborne particles 0.3 microns or larger.3M 8511PB1-A-PS Particulate N95 Respirator with Valve, 10-Pack$15.63
Respirator Mask (N100)"NIOSH 100" filters at least 99.97% of airborne particles 0.3 microns or larger.3M Particulate Respirator 8233, N100$7.62
BatteriesAA, C, D
Flashlight(s)Several flashlights will help vision at night and provide entertainment for children.
Geiger CounterTo detect radioactive emissions, most commonly beta particles and gamma rays.GQ GMC-320-Plus Geiger Counter Nulcear Radiation Detector Meter Beta Gamma X ray test equipment$115.00
RADEX RD1503+ w/o dosimeter: High accuracy Geiger counter, radiation detector (English)$158.24
Soeks EcoTester Radiation and Nitrate Tester for Meat Fruits Veggies Food Quality Meter$192.57
Duct Tape (10+ mil)Use tape with plastic sheeting around windows, doors, vents, outlets, and other openings to create an unbroken seal while a radiation plume is passing over.Black Gorilla Tape 1.88 In. x 35 Yd., One Roll$7.99
Duck Brand 1303158 Metallic Color Duct Tape, Chrome, 1.88 Inches x 15 Yards, Single Roll$3.37
Plastic Sheetingsee abovePoly America (Husky) R210-100C 10-Feet X 100-Feet 2 Mil Clear Poly Film$20.97
ScissorsHave scissors on hand to cut plastic sheeting and tape.
TowelsTowels can be placed under doors for extra air tightness.
CashKeep a certain amount of cash on hand for unforseen needs, or for use if necessary to vacate shelter.
EntertainmentItems such as crayons/coloring books, cards, or board games will help keep members entertained.