Emergency Stockpile Checklist is an important tool to help ensure that individuals and families are prepared for possible emergency scenarios. It is a list of items that should be stored in a safe and secure location, such as a basement or garage, so that they can be used in case of an emergency situation. The list usually includes food, water, medical supplies, tools, communication items, clothing and shelter items such as blankets and tents. Additionally, it may include items specific to the geographic area where the stockpile is located. For example, if located near a water source then additional items such as life jackets or rafts may be included