containers for each family member; a plastic bucket, a backpack,
or a suitcase etc. Plan for a means of transporting if
necessary; a wagon, luggage cart, grocery cart etc. Select a
suitable location for the containers and inform all family
members where they are.
emergency numbers near each telephone. Teach each member of
the family these numbers including the number of a friend or
relative who lives in a different province and can be a contact
person for your family. Put in each container: 1- 6 oz. can of
tuna or chicken, as well as eating utensils and a can opener.
and practice family evacuation drills using 2 different escape
routes from each room and meet outside at an appointed place.
Put in each container: 1 can Vienna sausages or other canned
meat and 1 box raisins or other dried fruit.
in each container: 3 granola bars and 3 8 oz. cans of fruit
in each container: 2 large (30-40 gal) plastic bags (to be used
as poncho, ground cover or blanket, 6 medium (13 gal.) plastic
bags, a plastic cup and dish.
in each container: 1 small package Kleenex, 1 can nuts, small
container of nut butter and honey and a 3 day supply of pet food
1 change of clothing for each person: underwear, socks, shirts,
pants, sweater, hat, work gloves (for those doing clean up),
jacket and sturdy shoes.
1.5 to 3 gallons per person. You might want to consider a
separate means of transporting water for the whole family.
1/2 pound powdered milk and 1 envelope powdered fruit juice in
in each container: 3 sticks of jerky, 3- 8 oz. cans of fruit
(peaches, applesauce etc.).
in each container: 1/2 pound trail mix and 3 vitamin-mineral
in each container: bedding. This could be a sleeping bag or
blanket, 1 cloth sheet and 1 plastic sheet for a ground cover.
In practicing your evacuation drill, train family members to
quickly roll up sheet and blankets together as they get out of
bed and bring them as they leave their rooms.
in each container: brush and or comb, toothbrush and toothpaste.
in each container: 6 safety pins of assorted sizes, 1 towel, a
washcloth and 1 bar of soap, a flashlight and batteries.
in each container: 1 tube of chapstick and 10 quarters for the
phone (if it works).
in each container: 6 individual wrapped handiwipes, 15 paper
towels, sanitary pads and rolled up newspaper.
in each container of each person over 12 years of age: 12
waterproofed matches and a striker or piece of sandpaper, 1
candle in a jar, a small pocketknife or paring knife.
in each container: 1 pkg. rice cakes, paper, pencil, game or
deck of cards. Fill out medical release forms for each minor
child in the family and put in the appropriate container.
in each container: 1 can pork and beans, 3 fruit rolls.
in ONE container: 10 - 20 ft. length of rope,
water purification tablets or medicine dropper and small bottle
of chlorine bleach, a bar of soap and a soap dish.
in ONE container: sunscreen, hand lotion,
fingernail clippers, deodorant, small bottle of aspirin or Tylenol.
in ONE container: battery operated radio with
extra batteries and some favourite books.
in ONE container: mirror, razor and shaving cream,
Q-tips, sore throat lozenges, hydrogen peroxide, rubbing
alcohol, band-aids and adhesive tape.
in ONE container: diarrhea remedy, elastic
bandages, gauze, upset stomach remedy and 6 gauze pads.
in ONE container: scissors, tweezers, triangular
bandage, needle and thread, mineral oil.
in ONE container: FIRST
AID BOOK!!, sanitary pads to
stop bleeding, burn medication, and prescriptions (put
individual prescriptions in corresponding containers).
Get a large
bucket with a tight fitting lid to use as a toilet. Use the room
inside to store an axe and folding shovel maybe.
in ONE container: small container of detergent,
dishpan, screwdriver, pliers, pet collars.
in ONE container: small hammer and nails,
electrical tape, adjustable wrench and signal flares.
in ONE container: spare car and house keys, spare
glasses etc., whistle and string.
accessible place for evacuation: personal documents i.e. photos,
wills, insurance, passport and an inventory of possessions.
If you have an
infant in the family you will need: disposable bottles and
nipples, warm sleepers, disposable diapers, formula, warm
blanket, hooded jacket, baby food, crackers, toys, baby Tylenol,
Vaseline and a change of clothes or two.
Yippee, you are
done! Now be sure to get all your neighbors to do this too, or
they will all be at your place eating your stuff. hehehe