Where to Buy Supplies

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Note that, while you can buy various kinds of emergency kits that are already put together, you will pay extra for the convenience. You can put your own kit together more inexpensively by investing some time. Plus, some things you may already have at home. The following list was verified and updated in April 2014.

Stores in the Portland Area (most also sell online)

  • Sanderson Safety 1101 SE 3rd, (503) 238-5700. First aid kits, hard hats, lots more.
  • Northwest Health and Safety 6300 NE St. James Road, Suite 106, Vancouver, WA, (360) 737-8910 or toll-free (866) 517-8243. First aid supplies and related classes.
  • Bob's Red Mill 5000 SE International Way, Milwaukie, (503) 607-6455; Toll-free (800) 553-2258. Packaged and bulk flours, beans and whole grains; gluten-free products made in dedicated facility. Products available in local stores in all 50 states and Canada (locator on website).
  • Portland Homestead Supply Company 8012 SE 13th Avenue, Portland, (503) 233-8691. A “one-stop resource for urban homesteaders.” Supplies and equipment for numerous activities. E-newsletter with info on classes.
  • Andy & Bax 324 SE Grand, (503) 234-7538. Wide variety of outdoor and military surplus gear. Website describes types of items carried (no online shopping).
  • REI  Wide range of camping and wilderness survival gear. Area stores at
    • 1405 NW Johnson, Portland, (503) 221-1938
    • 12160 SE 82nd, Portland, (503) 659-1156 (Clackamas store)
    • 7410 SW Bridgeport Rd, Tigard, (503) 624-8600
    • 2235 NW Allie Avenue, Hillsboro, (503) 617-6072

Also see REI-Outlet, How to Choose a First-Aid Kit, First Aid Checklist, and How to Choose a Water Treatment System.

  • US Outdoor Store 219 SW Broadway, Portland, (503) 223-5937. Sale room upstairs.
  • Wholesale Sports Website shows types of goods carried (no online ordering for US residents). Stores at
    • 9401 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, (503) 777-8700
    • 11505 NE Fourth Plain Rd, Vancouver, WA, (360) 604-8000
  • Other camping and sporting goods stores, surplus stores, thrift stores, dollar and other discount stores (especially Fred Meyer, Bi-Mart, Walmart and Costco). Also check Radio Shack for hand crank and solar radios.

Stores in Other Parts of Oregon

  • REI Wide range of camping and wilderness survival gear. Stores at
    • 380 Powerhouse Dr, Bend, (541) 385-0594
    • 306 Lawrence St, Eugene, (541) 465-1800
    • 85 Rossanley Dr, Medford, (541) 732-1938
    • Salem, opening May 2, 2014
  • Sanderson Safety 850 Conger St, Eugene, (541) 683-9333. First aid kits, hard hats, lots more
  • Wholesale Sports Website shows types of goods carried (no online ordering for US residents). Stores at
    • 6392 Hunnell Rd, Bend, (541) 693-5000
    • 1260 Lancaster Dr SE, Salem, (503) 589-0800

More Online Sources for Emergency Kits and Supplies