Emergency Supply Kit

When traveling abroad on behalf of UT Dallas it is important to know how to manage risks and prepare appropriately.  One of the ways UT Dallas faculty, staff and students can do that is by packing an Emergency Supply Kit for emergencies.

Items to consider adding to an Emergency Supply Kit

  • Prescription medication and glasses
  • Important documents in a waterproof portable container, such as copies of
    • passport, visa, ID, credit cards
    • Prescriptions, including notes in letterhead of the prescribing physician for controlled substances and injectable medications
    • Your emergency action plan
    • Your list of emergency contacts and their contact information
  • Cash or traveler’s checks and change
  • Emergency reference material such as a first aid book
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket
  • Complete change of clothing including a long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes. Consider additional clothing if you are in a cold weather climate.
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  • Paper and pencil


There are many ways to create a PEAP. The ICRSO has developed a PEAP template that you can use to form a Personal Emergency Action Plan. Fill out the template and carry it with you at all times. You may choose to share it with your emergency contacts.

  • Develop an Emergency Communications Plan.
  • Know what to do if the emergency involves Sheltering or Evacuating.
  • Make an Emergency Supply Kit to be prepared for any type of disaster.


The risk information in this post is retrieved from sources as listed in the post. It provides general guidance for UT Dallas travelers. Please note the published date of this post,  and go to the direct sources listed in the post for the most up-to-date information.  The information in this post may change without prior notice.