The items listed below are most likely what you will need to take with you in an evacuation.
Consider these items as your portable home. Pack each item in a tightly sealed plastic bag and store these in containers that are easily carried, such as backpacks or duffel bags.
Pack at least a three-day supply of nonperishable food. Select foods that are compact, light weight and require no refrigeration, preparation or cooking and little or no water:
- canned meat, fruit, vegetables, peanut butter, granola bars, trail mix, nuts
- comfort food - cookies, coffee, tea, favorite treats
- paper plates, cups, utensils
- manual can opener, pocket knife
- one complete change of clothing per person (updated annually), plus: jacket, heavy socks, mitts, and toque (depending on the season)
- sleeping bags or blankets
- toilet paper, paper towels, wet wipes
- soap, liquid detergent
- feminine hygiene items
- baby supplies
- medications, toothbrush, tooth paste
- first aid kit -- St. John Ambulance or Red Cross
- financial and personal records
- battery or wind up radio
- extra batteries
- a whistle
- candles, matches/lighter
- cellular phone
2 litres per person per day for drinking & 2 litres per person per day for cooking and sanitation (one day's supply), changed every 6 months to keep fresh. Purify water before use.