Free Family Emergency Binder Cover Printable

a poster of a free printable family emergency binder

Tomorrow, I’m going to be sharing with you a great resource. It’ll be about how to create your own emergency binder with ready-made resources and free printables. So get ready for it! I’m offering you a free printable emergency binder cover today so that you can get your binder ready!

A tip for printing: Trying to insert a 1.25″ strip of paper into a small binder spine is kind of tricky, but it can be done. But if you happen to have cardstock available to print on (also known as index paper), try it, instead. It’ll give you a little more body to put the pieces into your binder covers.

You can get a binder with insertable pouches for your own covers at any box store, office supply, or teacher supply. I’ve created the spine inserts for the 1.5″, 2″, and 3″ spines, but you can adjust for whatever you need. They’re white backgrounds, so keep that in mind if matching matters to you!

Download the Family Emergency Binder Cover here

Download the Family Emergency Binder Spine inserts here

Another free printable you can get is one for Emergency ID Cards for your emergency bags.

Items Helpful to Create a Family Emergency Binder

  • Binder
  • Page Protectors – while you can just 3-hole punch your papers, they will get torn and messed up the more you use your binder. Also, you don’t want to hole-punch your important papers, etc. So slipping them into a page protector keeps them safe and protected but still accessible.
  • 4×6 recipe card protectors – good for the Emergency ID cards (and you can put more than 1 copy in each slot, so you have extras to send off with kids for field trips, etc.) If you expand your emergency binder to include full food storage planning, etc., having these to store recipe cards with your food storage information is great!
  • Laminating machine – sometimes it is really helpful to have something laminated to keep it protected even more. Make it useful outside of your binder without damaging it, and you can even use wipe-off markers on it. It’s what we did with our map print-offs.
  • Zip top bags – for those things you don’t want to laminate but want to protect just in case you flip your binder and they fall out.
  • Baseball card pocket protectors – used to collect baseball cards and business cards, these can house your credit cards, extra keys, and other smaller objects that don’t readily fit into your other pages.

So be prepared to start collecting documents, printing off sheets, and getting all of your emergency preparedness in order in a grab-and-go binder that can help your family in the event of an emergency.

Do you have an emergency binder?

Want even more ideas for creating your emergency binder? Check out the ideas I’ve collected on Pinterest!

Get started making your own Family Emergency Binder with this free printable cover and spine insert from Momwithaprep.com!
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Katy Willis is a writer, lifelong homesteader, and master herbalist, master gardener, and canine nutritionist. Katy is a preparedness expert and modern homesteader practicing everyday preparedness, sustainability, and a holistic lifestyle.

She knows how important it is to be prepared for whatever life throws at you, because you just never know what's coming. And preparedness helps you give your family the best chance to thrive in any situation.

Katy is passionate about living naturally, growing food, keeping livestock, foraging, and making and using herbal remedies. Katy is an experienced herbalist and a member of the CMA (Complementary Medical Association).

Her preparedness skills go beyond just being "ready", she's ready to survive the initial disaster, and thrive afterward, too. She grows 100% organic food on roughly 15 acres and raises goats, chickens, and ducks. She also lovingly tends her orchard, where she grows many different fruit trees. And, because she likes to know exactly what she's feeding her family, she's a seasoned from-scratch cook and gluten-free baker.

Katy teaches foraging and environmental education classes, too, including self-sufficient living, modern homesteading, seed saving, and organic vegetable gardening.

Katy helps others learn forgotten skills, including basic survival skills and self-reliance.

She's been published on sites such as MSN, Angi, Home Advisor, Family Handyman, Wealth of Geeks, Readers Digest, and more.

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