Emergency Preparedness on the Road

72hr kit for car

72hr kit for car

When we think of emergency preparedness it is human nature to think on a grand scale – of an earthquake, major flood and/or fire. Although it may be unlikely to be faced with one of these major disasters, there is no doubt that you will be faced with personal emergencies in your lifetime. Major traffic jam due to accident, rain, snow or wind;, power outage, bridge closure or snow storm. Carrying an emergency and/or emergency preparedness kit in your vehicle in case of earthquake will help you in ANY emergency. If you do not want to make something on your own – go to www.sostech.ca and purchase SQ6009  or SQ6010 (images shown) – these are perfect sized kits for the car.

We have created a list of items that you should consider in your kit – we have also rated the importance of each item.

M – MUST have – must have in order to survive

R – RECOMMEND – not required for survival but useful in an emergency

N – NICE to have – not necessary for survival but will make the experience more tolerable

 

M   Water; 2 litres per person per day

M   Food Bars; while granola bars and energy bars can be used they are thirst provoking. Try our Coast Guard approved 3600 calorie meal replacement bars

M  Running shoes or walking shoes; always keep an extra pair in the car. You may have to walk home or long distances

M  Hat; to serve as sun block or cover in the rain

M Gloves; for warmth or to move debris out of the way

R  Blanket;

R  Emergency (foil) Blanket; small and compact this can be used for shelter and warmth

N Change of clothes;

M First Aid Kit;

M City Map; If you are on foot or a disaster has changed the landscape a good map will help you find your way around

M  Paper & Pen;

M Flashlight;

M Toilet paper or kleenex

M Whistle; to alert for help if required

R Duct Tape

R Swiss Army Knife

R Variety of hand tools; think about carrying screw driver, folding shovel & hammer

R Money; $20 in change can come in handy

N AM/FM radio; to keep informed

N Rope; useful for securing shelter

N Garbage Bags; provides protection from rain and can be used for emergency shelter

 

72hr EP Kit for car

  72hr EP Kit for car

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