LISTS TO HELP PREPARE FOR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS WHICH COULD BE CAUSED FROM SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS, CHEMICAL EMERGENCIES AND / OR SEVERE WEATHER

EMERGENCY FOOD & WATER KIT

DRINKING WATER

  • AT LEAST ONE LITRE PER PERSON PER DAY

FOOD

  • CANNED FOOD: SOYUPS, STEWS, BAKED BEANS, PASTA, MEAT, POULTRY, FISH, VEGETABLES, FRUITS
  • CRACKERS AND BISCUITS
  • HONEY, PEANUT BUTTER, SYRUP, JAM, SALT AND PEPER, SUGAR, INSTANT COFFEE, TEA

EQUIPMENT

  • KNIVES, FORKS, SPOONS
  • DISPOSABLE CUPS AND PLATES
  • MANUAL CAN OPENER, BOTTLE OPENER
  • FUEL STOVE AND FUEL (FOLLOW MANUFACTURE’S INSTRUCTIONS.) DON’T USE A BARBECUE INDOORS.
  • WATERPROOF MATCHES & PLASTIC GARBAGE BAGS.
  • DUCT TAPE & ROPE
  • REMEMBER TO REPLACE CANNED FOOD AND DRY GOODS ONCE A YEAR

EMEREGENCY CAR KIT

  • SHOVEL
  • SAND, SALT OR KITTY LITTER
  • TRACTION MATS
  • TOW CHAIN
  • COMPASS
  • CLOTH OR ROLL OF PAPER TOWELS
  • WARNING LIGHT OR ROAD FLARES
  • EXTRA CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR
  • EMERGENCY FOOD PACK
  • AXE OR HATCHET
  • BOOSTER CABLES
  • ICE SCRAPER AND BRUSH
  • ROAD MAPS
  • MATCHES AND A ‘SURVIVAL’ CANDLE IN A DEEP CAN (TO WARM HANDS, HEAT A DRINK OR USE AS AN EMERGENCY LIGHT)
  • FIRE EXTINGUISER
  • METHYL HYDRATE (FOR FUEL LINE AND WINDSHIELD DE-ICING
  • FLASHLIGHT
  • FIRST-AID KIT WITH SEATBELT CUTTER
  • BLANKET (‘SURVIVAL’ BLANKETS ARE BEST)

  • REMBER TO KEEP YOUR CAR GAS TANK AT LEAST HALF-FULL AT ALL TIMES


EMERGENCY SURVIVAL KIT

FLASHLIGHT & BATTERIES (IN CASE THE POWER GOES OUT)

  • RADIO AND BATTERIES OR CRANK RADIO (SO YOU CAN LISTEN TO NEWS BULLETINS)
  • SPARE BATTERIES (FOR RADIO AND FLASHLIGHT)
  • FIRST-AID KIT
  • CANDLES AND MATCHES / LIGHTER
  • EXTRA CAR KEYS AND CASH (INCLUDING COINS FOR TELEPHONE)
  • IMPORTANT PAPERS (IDENTIFICATION FOR EVERYONE, PERSONAL DOCUMENTS)
  • FOOD AND BOTTLED WATER (SEE “ FOOD &WATER LIST”)
  • CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR (ONE CHANGE OF CLOTHES PER PERSON)
  • BLANKETS OR SLEEPING BAGS (ONE BLANKET OR SLEEPING BAG PER PERSON)
  • TOILET PAPER AND OTHER PERSONAL SUPPLIES
  • MEDICATION
  • BACKPACK / DUFFEL BAG (OR SOMETHING ELSE TO CARRY THE EMERGENCY SURVIVAL KIT IN, IN CASE YOU HAVE TO EVACUATE)
  • WHISTLE (IN CASE YOU NEED TO ATTRACT SOMEONE’S ATTENTION)
  • PLAYING CARDS AND /OR GAMES

·       THINK OF ANY SPECIAL NEEDS THAT SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY MIGHT HAVE. INCLUDE ANY OTHER ITEMS THAT YOUR FAMILY WOULD NEED. HERE ARE SOME SUGGESTIONS:

·       BABIES / TODDLERS

  • DIAPERS, BOTTLED MILK, TOYS, CRAYONS AND PAPER

·       OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS

  • PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION, EXTRA EYE GLASSES (KEEP AT LEAST ONE WEEK SUPPLY OF MEDICATION IN YOUR EMERGENCY KIT AND INCLUDE COPIES OF PRESCRIPTIONS FOR YOUR MEDICINE AND GLASSES.) (BANK ACCOUNT & CREDIT CARD NUMBERS, PHOTOS OF FAMILY MEMBERS IN CASE YOU ARE SEPARATED
·       PETS : Have extra dog / cat food on hand in case you have to leave pets behind also preplan where your pets can stay.