Emergency Kit

Emergency Kit Tips

In an emergency, you will need some basic supplies. You may need to get by without power or tap water. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours.

Here is the list of basic emergency item that you should prepare.

Basic Emergency Kit Items


1. Easy to carry
Think of ways that you can pack your emergency kit so that you and those on your emergency plan can easily take the items with you, if necessary


2. Water
Two litres of water per person per day (Include small bottles that can be carried easily in case of an evacuation order)


3. Food
That won't spoil, such as canned food, energy bars and dried foods (remember to replace the food and water once a year)

  • Manual can opener
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Battery-powered or wind-up radio
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit


4. Special needs items
Prescription medications, infant formula or equipment for people with disabilities

Extra keys for your car and house


5. Cash
Include smaller bills, such as $10 bills (travellers cheques are also useful) and change for payphones


6. Emergency plan
Include a copy of it and ensure it contains in-town and out-of-town contact information


For more information: http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/kts/bsc-kt-en.aspx


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