For home

In an emergency, you may need to shelter in place at home with no services for three days or more.

HouseIf you couldn’t make a trip to the supermarket, the petrol station, the pharmacy or other providers of goods and services, do you have enough in your house for at least three days?  Having some key items in easily accessible places is really important in helping yourself and your family in an emergency.

Basic supplies to have at home

  • Water BottlesWater for three days or more - make sure you have nine litres of water for every person (save large fizzy and juice bottles, give them a good clean and overfill them with water from the tap, replace every 6 months)
  • Tin canLong lasting food that doesn’t need cooking (unless you have a camping stove or BBQ), and food for babies and pets
  • Any medications you or your family members require
  • First aid kit
  • Toilet paper and large plastic buckets for an emergency toilet
  • Dust masks and work gloves
  • Pet food if you have pets.

Basic supplies to have in a bag in case you have to evacuate

  • Torches and batteries
  • Radio – wind up or with batteries
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Cash
  • Copies of important documents (online or paper)
  • Walking shoes, warm clothes, raincoat and hat
  • First aid kit
  • Prescription medicine
  • Water and snack food
  • Pet food if you have pets.