How to pack an emergency kit

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How to pack an emergency kit

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Even if you aren’t directly affected by a natural disaster, a disruption to services may mean that you need to use an emergency kit. We’ll show you what you need to pack to look after your family, and how to store it safely.

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Step by Step Instructions

1 Choose items for your family
2 Pack items into a large waterproof container
  • Step 1. Choose items for your family

    Choose a combination of supplies that suits your family including a first aid kit, non-perishable food such as canned goods, a can opener and plenty of clean drinking water. Pack a torch and batteries, as well as a wind-up or solar-powered torch. Toiletries are important to maintain your hygiene so include an appropriate range. Snap lock bags, garbage bags and even cling wrap can be handy for many different reasons.

  • Step 2. Pack items into a large waterproof container

    Keep everything safe and secure in a large waterproof container with a sturdy lid. This will make your kit easy to transport and ensure everything inside it won’t get wet or damaged. 

Tools and Materials

Materials

  • Cling wrap
  • Garbage bags
  • Large waterproof plastic container with a lid
  • Non-perishable food and fresh water
  • Snap lock bags
  • Toiletries
  • Torch and batteries
  • Wind up torch or solar powered torch
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