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

 

EMERGENCY FOOD & WATER KIT

EMEREGENCY CAR 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

 

 

  • 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.