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Family Survival Supply Kit

Family Survival Supply Kit


·    Store water in plastic containers such as clean, soft drink bottles or purchase sealed bottled water in bulk

·    Store at least four litres of water per person per day (two litres for drinking, two litres for food preparation/sanitation)

·    Keep at least a three-day supply of water for each person in your household

·    Store water purification tablets or chlorine bleach and an eyedropper to disinfect water


  ·    Store at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food

·    If you must heat food, pack a can of commercial heating/cooking fuel or a portable camp cook stove - do not use a barbecue indoors

·    Rotate your stored food items every six months

 Tools and Supplies:

·    Mess kits or paper cups, plates and plastic utensils

·    Battery-operated radio and extra batteries

·    Flashlight and extra batteries

·    Cash or travelers' cheques, credit cards, change

·    Non-electrical can opener, utility knife

·    Fire extinguisher (small canister, ABC type)

·    Shut-off wrench to turn off household gas and water

·    Tube tent

·    Duct tape

  ·    Pliers


·    Matches in a waterproof container

·    Aluminum foil

·    Plastic storage containers

·    Signal flare

·    Paper, pencil

·    Needles, thread

 Non-prescription Drugs:

·    Pain relievers (ie: acetaminophen)

·    Anti-diarrhea medication

·    Sun screen (SPF 15 or higher)

·    Antacid (for stomach upset)

·    Laxative

 First Aid Kit should include:

·    First Aid manual

·    Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes

·    2 inch sterile gauze pads (4-6)

·    4 inch sterile gauze pads (4-6)

·    Hypoallergenic adhesive tape

·    Triangular bandages (3)

·    2 inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)

·    3 inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)

·    Scissors

·    Tweezers

·    Moistened towelettes

·    Antiseptic or antiseptic towelettes

·    Thermometer

·    Tongue depressor (2)

·    Assorted sizes of safety pins

·    Cleansing agent/soap

·    Latex gloves (2 pairs)

 Clothing and Bedding

Include at least one complete change of clothing and footwear per person.

·    Sturdy shoes or work boots

·    Rain gear

·    Blankets or sleeping bags

·    Hat and gloves, scarves

·    Thermal underwear

·    Sweaters

 Special Items:
Remember family members with special needs, such as infants and elderly or persons with disabilities

Information taken from the Public Safety Canada website @ www.getprepared.gc.ca/index_e.asp


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