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How To Build Your 72-Hour Emergency Kit

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How To Build Your 72-Hour Emergency Kit

Disasters can happen any time, anywhere. You and your family can be ready by following these three simple steps: know the risks, make a plan, and get a kit. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for at least 72 hours following a disaster.
 
The Canadian Red Cross recommends:
  • A sturdy and easy-to-carry bag, like a backpack.
  • Water: two litres of drinking water and two litres of water for washing per person, per day. Don’t forget about your pets!
  • Food: at least a 72-hour supply of non-perishable food for each person. Include food for your pets as necessary.
  • Manual can opener.
  • Crank or battery-operated flashlight, with extra batteries.
  • Crank or battery-operated radio, with extra batteries.
  • Extra keys, for house and car.
  • First aid kit.
  • Cash in small bills.
  • Special needs items (e.g., medications, infant formula).
  • Personal hygiene items.
  • Important family documents (e.g., copies of birth and marriage certificates, passports, licences, wills, and insurance policies).
  • Copy of your emergency plan.
 
Place these items in a waterproof container. 
 
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