Emergency Kit

In case you become trapped in your home and unable to get to shops or suffer prolonged loss of utility services to your home, it is prudent to keep an emergency stock of essential supplies to see you through.

Visit the Pets page for separate advice regarding your pets.

Suggested Emergency Kit items

  • Water
  • Non-perishable food (at least three days’ supply)
  • Infant formula (if relevant)
  • Battery-powered radio and extra batteries (or wind-up radio)
  • Torch and extra batteries (or wind up torch)
  • Camping stove
  • Prescription medications
  • First aid kit
  • Hygiene supplies
  • Disposable nappies and nappy sacks
  • Wet wipes for personal hygiene
  • Water purification tablets
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Cash

NOTE: Any items that carry a “Use by” date should be used and replaced on a regular basis.