Survival Kits

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EMERGENCY SURVIVAL ITEMS

  • Torch with spare batteries or a self-charging torch
  • Radio with spare batteries
  • Wind and waterproof clothing, sun hats, and strong outdoor shoes
  • First aid kit and essential medicines
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Pet supplies
  • Emergency toilet - toilet paper and large rubbish bags
  • Face and dust masks

Check all batteries every 3 months.

 

FOOD AND WATER FOR 3 DAYS OR MORE

  • Non-perishable food (canned or dried food)
  • Food, formula and drinks for babies and small children
  • Water (at least 3 litres per person, per day) for drinking
  • Water for washing and cooking
  • A primus or gas barbeque to cook on
  • A can opener

Consider stocking a two-week supply of food and water for prolonged emergencies such as a pandemic. Check and replace food and water every twelve months.

HOW TO STORE WATER

  • Wash bottles thoroughly in hot water. Fill each bottle with tap water until it overflows. Add five drops of household bleach per litre of water (or half a teaspoon for 10 litres)
  • Store in a cool dark place and replace the water every 12 months

 

GETAWAY KITS

Everyone in the house should have a packed getaway kit in an easily accessible place which includes:

  • Torch and radio with spare batteries
  • Hearing aids and spare batteries, glasses or mobility aids
  • Emergency water and easy-to-carry food rations
  • Extra supplies of special dietary items
  • First aid kit and essential medicines
  • For infants or young children – formula and food, nappies
  • Change of clothes (wind/waterproof clothing and strong outdoor shoes)
  • Toiletries – towel, soap, toothbrush, sanitary items, toilet paper
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Face and dust masks
  • Pet supplies

Important documents:

  • Identification (birth and marriage certificates/driver’s licences and passports)
  • Financial ( insurance policies and mortgage)
  • Precious family photos

IF WE HAVE TO EVACUATE WE WILL:

  • Take our Getaway Kit
  • Turn off electricity and water
  • Turn off gas only if we suspect a leak or if asked to do so by the authorities
  • Take our pets with us

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