72 Hour Kit

Why should you have an emergency kit?

Unexpected situations can happen to any of us. Having an emergency kit is one step to being more prepared.

 

72-Hour Emergency Kit

typical 72 Hour Kit

typical 72 Hour Kit

Being ready to care for yourself and your loved ones for at least 72 hours allows emergency workers to provide help to those who need it most.

  • Build a kit – when an unexpected situation occurs, it is easier to prioritize your safety and well-being if you have an emergency kit you can grab and go at a moment’s notice.
  • Gather supplies – having the supplies you need on hand helps keep you, your family and pets safe, and provides peace of mind, even if services are unavailable.
  • Make an emergency plan – think about your personal needs to create an emergency plan that works for you and your family. Being ready can reduce the disruption to your daily life.

Emergency Kit Checklists:

First Aid Kit

In addition to your emergency kit, you should always have a well-stocked first aid kit on hand. Your first aid kit should contain the following items:

assorted bandages incl. triangular bandages, elastic-styled bandages

sterile eye pads

disposable gloves

tweezers & scissors

tape for dressings

thermometer (in protective case)

skin rash cream

insect bite relief kit

antiseptic cream

cough medicine

antihistamines

pain killers (adult & child)

 

non-alcohol swabs 

safety pins                

first aid manual

water purification tablets

eye wash / wound cleansing distilled water 

various sterile gauze dressings