72 Hour Emergency Kit

72 Hour Emergency Kit

72 Hour Emergency Kit (pdf 78 kb)

Not all emergencies will require you to evacuate your home.  In many instances, you may be told to remain indoors and not to venture outside for your own safety.  Do you have what you need to wait out an emergency in your home?

Below is a list of the basic items that you should have in your home so you can take care of yourself for a minimum of 72 hours (3 days). 

Keep in mind that your GO Bag is an integral part of your 72 Hour Emergency Kit.  Keep your GO Bag items with your 72 Hour Emergency Kit at all times.

  • GO Bag contents

  • Water (at least 4 litres of water per person per day for drinking, cooking, and cleaning)

  • Non-perishable food (i.e.: canned goods)

  • Manual can opener

  • Sleeping bag / blanket

  • Change of clothing (seasonally appropriate)

  • Garbage bags (for disposal of used items)

  • Toilet paper

  • Safety gloves

  • Basic tools (i.e.: hammer, pliers, wrench, screwdrivers, fasteners, etc.)

  • Dust mask

  • Activities for children (i.e.: games, books, cards, favourite toy, etc.)

Many of these items you may already have scattered throughout your home.  Take a minute to gather these items into a portable container that you can take with you to different areas of your home.

Why should your kit be portable?  Because depending on the emergency, you may not have access to all areas of your home.  It is important that your 72 Hour Emergency Kit can be taken with you to whatever area of your home you are sheltering in.

Do you have special needs?  Click here for additional items you may wish to add to your kit.