Backpack Camping and Woodland Survival/Emergency Techniques/Emergency Kits

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Include the following supplies for specific kinds of disasters in addition to the general supplies.


Below is list of commonly recommended items for an emergency earthquake kit:

  • Food to last at least three days
  • Water purification tablets/portable water filter
  • Heavy-duty gloves
  • A first-aid kit
  • A minimum of 100$ in cash, at least half of which should be in coins
  • Family photos and descriptions (to aid emergency personnel in finding missing people)
  • Copies of personal identification and important papers such as insurance documents, driver's license, etc.
  • A flashlight and portable (or solar-powered) radio
  • Extra batteries
  • Goggles and dust mask
  • A personal commode with sanitary bags


For hurricanes, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that the 'disaster bag' includes:[1]

  • a flashlight with spare batteries;
  • a battery operated portable radio (and spare batteries);
  • a battery operated NOAA weather radio (and spare batteries);
  • First aid kit and manual;
  • prescription medicines;
  • cash and a credit card;
  • a cell phone with a fully charged spare battery;
  • spare keys;
  • high energy non-perishable food;
  • one blanket or sleeping bag per person;
  • special items for infant, elderly or disabled family members;
  • change of clothing.

Helpful itemsEdit

  • Develop an understanding of food rationing.
  • Non-electric can opener
  • Essential medicines
  • Cash and credit cards
  • Raincoats, rubber boots (or waders).
  • underwear, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb/brush
  • Infants; diapers, premixed formula, medical and toiletry supplies, blankets, baby wipes, baby food
  • Young children: favourite toy, crayons and colouring books, books
  • Youths: music players, card games, snacks (i.e. peanut butter or hard candy), books
  • Elderly; nutritious drinks, sweater, coat and/or blanket, books