emergency kit

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72-hour Emergency Kit
Every household should have an emergency kit to sustain them for at least 72 hours, preferably one week. The kit contains enough food and water for all family members and pets as well as seasonal clothing, medications, toiletries, copies of important documents, first aid supplies, flashlight, radio, and other items. 

The kit is meant to sustain the household if they need to shelter in place (for example, during a storm or extended power outage), or if they need to leave home in case of an evacuation.

Example of the contents of a kit for 3 people
Stored in a 
wheeled bin or plastic totes

(note expiry dates of perishables and replace as needed)

36L water in 9.5L and 4L sealed jugs
Protein bars
Canned fish
Canned soup
Raisins
Crackers
Cans of beans
Oatmeal
Dried coconut
Instant noodle soup
Canned milk
Coffee and tea
Nuts
Sesame snaps

First aid kit
Prescription medication
Eyeglasses
Headlamp
Flashlight
Batteries  
Lighter
Solar light
Crank/solar radio
Lifestraw water filters
Cell phone chargers
Whistle
High-visibility vest
Wool blankets
Winter jackets
Rain gear
Change of clothes
2 rolls toilet paper
Paper towel
Soap
Washcloth, towel
Baby wipes       
Hand sanitizer
Garbage bags
Rope

Pocket knife/multi-tool
Can opener
Utensils
Bowls
Mason jars
Butane stove
Butane
Saucepan
Empty yogurt containers

Dog bowl
Dog food
Tylenol and ibuprophen
Salve
Toothbrushes
Menstrual supplies
Diapers/ baby needs

Cash in small bills
Novel/kids' books
Cards/travel game
Kids' comfort items
Knitting

A list taped to the top of the kit serves as a reminder of what other essential items to bring that aren't in the kit. For example, purse, cell phone, pet kennel, "go box".

A list of contact numbers and the family plan can be taped to the inside of the kit's lid, along with a list of the kit's contents.