Make a Kit

Having an emergency kit is invaluable after a disaster, and building your emergency kit doesn’t need to be expensive or take a lot of time.

Here are some of the basic supplies you should consider having in your emergency kit:

  • First aid kit and medications
  • Four litres of water per person per day for at least three days
  • At least a 72-hour supply of non-perishable food and a manual can opener
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert, and extra batteries for both
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank flashlight with extra batteries
  • Whistle, to signal for help
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter, or solar charger
  • Local maps (identify a meeting place)
  • Cash in small bills
  • Garbage bags, moist towelettes, and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Dust mask
  • Seasonal clothing and footwear
  • Blanket
  • Personal toiletries
  • Copies of important personal documents
  • Multi-tool or a pocket knife

Emergency kits can be purchased at the UBC Bookstore.

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