Municipal Office

72 HOUR SURVIVAL KIT

Are you ready?

Basic Kit

Do you have sufficient food, water and other necessities at home to take care of yourself for 72 hours? Here's a shopping list that may be of help:

  • Water - 2 to 4 litres of water/person/day (Remember: water is needed for drinking, cooking & cleaning). Include some small bottles that can be transported easily in case of evacuation.
  • Food - non-perishable - consider canned and dried foods, energy bars, etc.

    Water & food should be stored in a dry place and replaced once a year

  • Can opener (manual)
  • Flashlight & batteries
  • Radio - battery operated or crank radio
  • First Aid Kit
  • Cash - small bills & loose change
  • Keys - extra set of house & car keys
  • Special needs items
  • Important papers/documents
  • Personal hygiene items (toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, hand sanitizer)
  • Medication
  • Change of clothing & footware
  • Sleeping bag or blanket
  • Small fuel-driven stove & fuel (Follow manufacturer's instructions regarding storage & use and remember to NEVER use inside the house!)
  • Garbage bags
  • Safety gloves
  • Tools
  • Whistle (to attract attention)

Car Survival Kit

  • Food
  • Water
  • First Aid kit
  • Sleeping bag or blanket
  • Extra clothing & footware
  • Candle & matches
  • Flashlight
  • Small shovel
  • Scraper & snowbrush
  • Tow rope
  • Flares
  • Jumper cables
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Sand/salt/kitty litter
  • Antifreeze/windshield washer fluid
  • Whistle - to attract attention

Pet Survival Kit

  • Food
  • Water
  • Bowls
  • Can opener
  • Leash/harness/muzzle
  • Pet carrier
  • Medications and medical records including record of vaccinations
  • ID tag/licence
  • Veterinarian's name & telephone number

Special Needs Items

Babies/Young Children:


  • Diapers
  • Bottles
  • Formula

Adults:


  • Prescription medications
  • Eyeglasses/contact lenses & supplies

Seniors:


  • Portable life-sustaining equipment


For more information on emergency planning for seniors and others with special needs, click here.