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Survival Kits and Supplies

72-Hour Emergency Survival Kit Checklist

Here is a list of items to include in your Emergency Survival Kit.   Should a prolonged emergency occur, this checklist/kit is designed to sustain one person for three days.  This is a suggested guideline.  If you or someone in your family has special needs, you should consider those too (i.e. seniors, babies/toddlers)


    • Four litres of water/day (bottled water).  Two litres for drinking and two litres for cooking or washing. Many of us already buy or have a supply of bottled water on hand.  Therefore, always keep enough extra water on hand to last for at least three days.


    • Non-perishable foods such as canned goods: salmon, tuna, canned vegetables and fruits.  Other food items such as sugar, coffee, tea, honey and high-energy foods like crackers, peanut butter, and food bars (to be consumed and replaced once/year).
    • Instant ready-to-eat meals
    • Dried foods
    • Small amounts of "comfort food":  candy, sweet cereals, chips and cookies


    • Disposable eating utensils, knives, forks, spoons, cups and plates
    • Manual can opener and bottle opener
    • Fuel stove and fuel (never use indoors)
    • Waterproof matches and plastic garbage bags
    • Pocket Knife or multi-tool
    • Window covering (plastic sheeting, duct tape)

Emergency Survival Kit

    • Flashlight and batteries or crank flashlight
    • Portable radio and batteries or crank radio
    • Spare batteries for both
    • First Aid Kit
    • Extra Car Keys
    • Cash on hand (including coins for pay phones)
    • Important Personal Papers (ID, personal documents such as passports, birth certificates, social insurance numbers, marriage certificates, etc.)
    • Clothing and Footwear (one extra set)
    • Sturdy shoes
    • Heavy gloves
    • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, toilet paper, pre-moistened wipes, tissues, etc.)
    • Blankets (Mylar type) or sleeping bags
    • Any necessary medications (one week's supply on hand plus copies of prescriptions and medical contact information)
    • Whistle (to attract attention)
    • Playing cards, games
    • Something to carry survival kit items in case you have to evacuate