72-Hour Emergency Kit - Checklist

 

  • Flashlight and batteries (in case the lights go 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/cards for telephone)
  • Important papers (identification for everyone, personal documents)
  • Food and bottled water (see food 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 (for the emergency survival kit, in case you have to evacuate)
  • Whistle (in case you need to attract someone’s attention)
  • Playing cards, game
  • Waterproof matches and plastic garbage bags

 Emergency Food and Water Kit

 

  • Drinking Water: Have at least a three-day supply of food and water on hand - At least two litres per person per day
  • Food: Choose ready-to-eat foods that your family likes - that doesn’t need refrigeration.
  • Examples: Canned food - soups, stews, baked beans, pasta, meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, fruits, crackers and biscuits, honey, peanut butter, salt and pepper, sugar, instant coffee, tea, hot chocolate, power bars
  • Equipment: Knives, forks, spoons, disposable cups and plates, manual can opener, bottle opener, fuel stove and fuel (follow manufacturer's instructions)
  • Don't use a barbecue indoors

 

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