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    Emergency Supplies

    You may have some of these items already such as a flashlight, battery-operated radio, food, water and blankets. The key is to make sure they are organized and easy to find. Ask yourself, “Would I be able to find my flashlight in the dark?”

    • Make sure your kit is easy to carry. Keep it in a backpack, duffel bag or suitcase with wheels, in an easy-to-reach, accessible place such as your front hall closet.
    • Make sure everyone in the household knows where to find the emergency kit.

    Print this page or download the Basic Emergency Kit or Car Kit in a PDF version. (from www.getprepared.ca). Check off the items as you accumulate them.


    Supplies for the Car

    • First aid kit with seatbelt cutter
    • Warning light or road flares
    • Small shovel, scraper and snowbrush
    • List of contact numbers
    • Sand, salt or cat litter
    • Antifreeze/windshield washer fluid
    • Tow rope, jumper cables
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Roadmaps, whistle and flashlight


    Supplies for the Home

    • Water – at least two litres of water per person per day (include small bottles that can be carried easily in case of an evacuation order)
    • 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, candles, matches or lighter (remember to place candles in sturdy containers and to put them out before going to sleep)
    • Battery-powered or wind-up radio (and extra batteries)
    • First aid kit
    • Extra keys for your car and house
    • Some cash in smaller bills, such as $10 bills (travellers cheques are also useful) and change for payphones
    • A copy of your emergency plan, including contact information
    • Special items such as prescription medications, infant formula and equipment for people with disabilities
    • A change of clothing and footwear for each household member
    • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each household member
    • A whistle (in case you need to attract attention)
    • Garbage bags for personal sanitation
    • Toilet paper and other personal care supplies
    • Safety gloves
    • Basic tools (hammer, pliers, wrench, screwdrivers, fasteners, work gloves)
    • Small fuel-driven stove and fuel (follow manufacturer’s directions and store properly)
    • Two additional litres of water per person, per day for cooking and cleaning