Backpack Camping and Woodland Survival/Emergency Techniques/Emergency Kits
Include the following supplies for specific kinds of disasters in addition to the general supplies.
Below is list of commonly recommended items for an emergency earthquake kit:
- Food to last at least three days
- Water purification tablets/portable water filter
- Heavy-duty gloves
- A first-aid kit
- A minimum of 100$ in cash, at least half of which should be in coins
- Family photos and descriptions (to aid emergency personnel in finding missing people)
- Copies of personal identification and important papers such as insurance documents, driver's license, etc.
- A flashlight and portable (or solar-powered) radio
- Extra batteries
- Goggles and dust mask
- A personal commode with sanitary bags
For hurricanes, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that the 'disaster bag' includes:
- a flashlight with spare batteries;
- a battery operated portable radio (and spare batteries);
- a battery operated NOAA weather radio (and spare batteries);
- First aid kit and manual;
- prescription medicines;
- cash and a credit card;
- a cell phone with a fully charged spare battery;
- spare keys;
- high energy non-perishable food;
- one blanket or sleeping bag per person;
- special items for infant, elderly or disabled family members;
- change of clothing.
- Develop an understanding of food rationing.
- Non-electric can opener
- Essential medicines
- Cash and credit cards
- Raincoats, rubber boots (or waders).
- underwear, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb/brush
- Infants; diapers, premixed formula, medical and toiletry supplies, blankets, baby wipes, baby food
- Young children: favourite toy, crayons and colouring books, books
- Youths: music players, card games, snacks (i.e. peanut butter or hard candy), books
- Elderly; nutritious drinks, sweater, coat and/or blanket, books