An Emergency Checklist

Everyone should be prepared to take care of themselves and their families for up to three days in the event of an emergency or disaster. For example, it could take that long to clear roads due to a severe winter storm.The following are recommended guidelines to assist you in gathering items you should have on hand. Everyone in your family should know where these items are stored.

Finally, if you are ever in an emergency situation, Don't Panic. People have survived three days without water and three weeks without food. Your home can take three hours or more to cool off completely in the winter.

Emergency Survival Checklist 

  • Flashlights & Batteries
  • Radio & Batteries or Crank radio
  • Spare batteriers (for radio or flashlight)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Candles & Matches/Lighter
  • Extra car keys & cash
    Important papers (identification)
  • Food and bottled water
  • Clothing & Footwear
  • Blankets or Sleeping Bags
  • Toilet paper and other personal Items
  • Medication
  • Backpack/duffel bag (to hold all of the emergency survival kit items)
  • Whistle (to attract attention, if needed)
  • Playing cards, games

Think of the special needs of your family and include any other items you would need. Here are some suggestions:



• diapers• bottled milk• formula & food• toys, crayons & paper


Other Family Members

• week supply of medication• extra eye glasses• batteries for medical appliances• extra oxygen cylinder (if required)



• three day supply   of food & water

Emergency food and water kit

Have at least a three-day supply of food and water. Choose ready-to-eat foods that don't need refrigeration. Also keep in mind that if the utilities are out and you have no alternate cooking source, you should select foods that won't require cooking.

  • three day supply of water - at least four litres per person per day - two for drinking and two for food preparation, hygiene and dish washing. Keep a supply of water purification tablets as well.
  • canned food: soups, stews, baked beans, meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, fruit
  • pasta
  • crackers and biscuits
  • honey
  • peanut butter
  • syrup
  • jam
  • salt and pepper
  • sugar
  • instant coffee and tea

Replace canned and dry goods once a year.