72 emergency kit

So in the emergency series so far I have discussed your vehicle emergency kit and pet emergency kit but what about the most discussed emergency kit- the 72 hour kit. We recently had a horrible ice storm in my province, luckily my area was not really effected but there were parts that had no power for a week or more, in the middle of winter, supplies had to be brought in my the military and redcross is aiding those who need it. If something like that happens in your area, don’t you want to be prepared?

What you need in your emergency kit: Enough of each item to last 3 days

  1. Non-Perishable food
  2. Can opener
  3. Water (1 gallon/person in household per day)
  4. Battery powered radio
  5. Flashlight
  6. Extra batteries
  7. Wrench or pliers
  8. Medication
  9. First aid kit
  10. a whistle
  11. dust mask
  12. local maps
  13. portable phone charger (available at mobile shops)
  14. 1 toiletry kit/ person in household
  15. Pet emergency kit

Storing your kit:

keep your items in easily portable containers in case you need to leave your home (backpacks, storage bags) 1 kit per family member. Keep the kit stored somewhere cool, dry & easily accessible.

 

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