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 – 3.5 litres of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • 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
  • Candles and matches
  • Prescription medications
  • First aid kit
  • Feminine hygiene supplies
  • Disposable nappies and nappy sacks
  • Wet wipes for personal hygiene
  • Water purification tablets
  • Can of petrol or diesel
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Cash

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