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Change is the only constant in addressing terrorism.

The violent extremist threat is not limited to those with Islamist ideology. “Sovereign Citizens: A Growing Domestic Threat to Law Enforcement” focuses on the approximately 300,000 people in the United States who consider themselves sovereign citizens, a loosely knit group of individuals who have renounced their citizenship and believe that federal, state, and local governments operate illegally. These individuals typically act alone, committing white collar crimes and creating false documents, but their behavior quickly can escalate to violence. During a traffic stop of two sovereign citizens in Alabama last year, a passenger opened fire, killing two officers and injuring more law enforcement officials who attempted to stop the pair.

“To address this evolving threat, the United States must be more aware, identify emerging threats early, and not only look at the current state of terrorism but also ask, What’s next?”

Federal Bureau of Investigation © 2011


You may need to survive on your own after a disaster. This means having your own food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least three days. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours, or it might take days.

Basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment, and telephones may be cut off for days, or even a week or longer. Or, you may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You probably will not have the opportunity to shop or search for the supplies you need.

A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items that members of a household may need in the event of a disaster.

Since you do not know where you will be when an emergency occurs, prepare supplies for home, work, and vehicles.Basic Disaster Supplies Kit

The following items are recommended for inclusion in your basic disaster supplies kit:

  • Three-day supply of non-perishable food.

  • Three-day supply of water – one gallon of water per person, per day.

  • Portable, battery-powered radio or television and extra batteries.

  • Flashlight and extra batteries.

  • First aid kit and manual.

  • Sanitation and hygiene items (moist towelettes and toilet paper).

  • Matches and waterproof container.

  • Whistle.

  • Extra clothing.

  • Kitchen accessories and cooking utensils, including a can opener.

  • Photocopies of credit and identification cards.

  • Cash and coins.

  • Special needs items, such as prescription medications, eye glasses, contact lens solutions, and hearing aid batteries.

  • Items for infants, such as formula, diapers, bottles, and pacifiers.

  • Other items to meet your unique family needs.

If you live in a cold climate, you must think about warmth. It is possible that you will not have heat. Think about your clothing and bedding supplies. Be sure to include one complete change of clothing and shoes per person, including:

  • Jacket or coat.

  • Long pants.

  • Long sleeve shirt.

  • Sturdy shoes.

  • Hat, mittens, and scarf.

  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket (per person).

Be sure to account for growing children and other family changes. You may want to add some of the items listed to your basic disaster supplies kit depending on the specific needs of your family.

FEMA Basic Disaster Supplies


First Aid Kit

Assemble a first aid kit for your home and one for each car. A first aid kit* should include:

  • Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes

  • 2-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6)

  • 4-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6)

  • Hypoallergenic adhesive tape

  • Triangular bandages (3)

  • 2-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)

  • 3-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)

  • Scissors

  • Tweezers

  • Needle

  • Moistened towelettes

  • Antiseptic

  • Thermometer

  • Tongue blades (2)

  • Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant

  • Assorted sizes of safety pins

  • Cleansing agent/soap

  • Latex gloves (2 pair) Sunscreen

  • Non-prescription drugs

  • Aspirin or nonaspirin pain reliever

  • Anti-diarrhea medication

  • Antacid (for stomach upset)

  • Syrup of Ipecac (use to induce vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center)

  • Laxative

  • Activated charcoal (use if advised by the Poison Control Center)



HEAVY METALS   –   That can cause death

Filtration must Reduced by up to 95%:




Kidney, nervous system damage


Kidney, nervous system disorders


Respiratory, nervous system disorders


Kidney damage


Liver, kidney, circulatory system disorders


Gastro-enteric diseases




Removed to below detectable limits from drinking water

  • Alachlor

  • Atrazine

  • Benzene

  • Carbofuran

  • Carbon Tetrachloride

  • Chlorine

  • Chlorobenzene

  • Chloroform

  • 2,4-D

  • DBCP

  • p-Dichlorobenzene

  • o-Dichlorobenzene

  • 1,1-Dichloroethane

  • 1,2-Dichloroethane

  • 1,1-Dichloroethylene

  • cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene

  • Trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene

  • 1,2-Dichloropropane

  • cis-l,3-Dichloropropylene

  • Dinoseb

  • Endrin

  • Ethylbenzene

  • Ethylene Dibromide (EDB)

  • Heptachlor

  • Heptachlor Epoxide

  • Hexachlorobutadiene

  • Hexachlorocyclopentadiene

  • Lindane

  • Methoxychlor

  • MTBE

  • Pentachlorophenol

  • Simazine

  • Styrene

  • 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane

  • Tetrachloroethylene

  • Toluene

  • 2,4,5-TP (Silvex)

  • 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene

  • 1,1,1-trichloroethane

  • 1,1,2-trichloroethane

  • Trichloroethylene

  • o-Xylene

  • m-Xylene

  • p-Xylene