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This site is designed for professionals looking for proactive measures they can take in advance of an emergency.

Whether a September 11 type event, hurricane, flood, civil unrest or power outage, you want to be as prepared as possible. Our site will help you or your company accomplish that goal.

Click on the icons that best represent your situation and look at what we recommend you have with you and how to function during a crisis

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At the House

The goal during any disaster is to make your way too or remain in a place of safety and your home when not directly impacted is the place to be. So why do I need to worry you ask?

In a dangerous situation, time is your biggest commodity. You may need to leave the safety and comfort of your home and have less than five minutes to do so. The importance of having everything consolidated to a “grab and go bag”, may be the difference in keeping yourself and loved ones safe or becoming distressed. The last thing anyone wants to be doing during a crisis is running around with children or pets trying to think of the essentials and quickly stuffing items into bulky luggage bags.

This section is long and detailed as it should be the foundation for your first readiness efforts. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Go here to learn more about the various situations you may encounter and some of your options.

Click on one of the tabs below to see the emergency contact list, the contents of the 24/72 hour kits, or for additional information about generators.

Download a copy of this document

Your Emergency Contact List:  Place this paper document inside a zip lock bag and store in an easy to access area in your bag.  Take a photo of it and store in smart phone, tablet etc.

The below list is to be updated at least once a year or in the case of children, each time they change friends, partners or move etc.!  List is to be given to all immediate family and close friends so you have each other’s key contact info. During an emergency, you may not be able to reach your parents neighbor, but your daughter may have the time to keep calling them on your behalf.

It is also important to include a RECENT copy of a family photo. If you become separated from your spouse or children this will be extremely useful in helping to identify them with strangers, hospitals, police etc.

EMERGENCY CONTACT LIST

Date: ________________________       Important for you and your family to know when list was last updated.

 Your Home and Cell Number:

  

Your Office and Personal Email:

 

Work Number Including Extension:

  

Back Door Number at Work:

  

Business Partners or Friends Office and Cell Phones:
This is for both your personal use and if your family is unable to reach you at your regular points of contact.

 

 

Children’s Cell and Work Numbers:

 

Children’s Spouses or Friends Cell and Work Numbers:

 

Your City’s Emergency Number:

 

Your Neighbor or Baby Sitter Number:
Do they have keys AND alarm codes if you need them to access your residence during an emergency? Do they know how to turn the generator on, are they familiar with your pets and their needs, etc?

 

 

Extended Family Numbers and Emails:

 

We have chosen equipment for quality, weight and usefulness in an urban environment.  If we use your attaché case or purse as an example, it will be high quality item made with well stitched handles, comfortable shoulder straps and quality zippers. Your choice of transport, clothing, boat or ski chalet all reflect your lifestyle and our referenced items will compliment your choices and are used by professionals around the world. If you have military, para military or outdoor experience you may prefer altering or adding to the contents, but for most urban professionals, these items will serve you very well in an emergency. The only item, that is not professional grade are the rain ponchos. We chose light ones to help conserve space and weight. Unless you are trekking through bush, you should get by with these lighter throw away items.

If you are unfamiliar with any of these items and why we are recommending them, please contact us and we will be more than pleased to answer as many of your questions as possible. While we use high quality gear as much as is feasible. We also to try and avoid the military or tactical look and it is one of the reasons we recommend you make your own individual clothing choices. When traveling, you will often see people carrying backpacks of gray or black, so we try and blend in as well. The “SOG” packs we recommend are medium grey, light, tough, have excellent straps, a hard case for glasses or phones and fit into an urban environment very nicely. Men and women will also appreciate the quick and easily adjustable sternum straps that accommodates most people chest sizes.

When you choose your emergency clothing, it is best the colors be as plain as possible. The bright colored windbreaker for the sailboat may be a good quality item but it is better you pick a dull grey or tan one for a walk in the city during an emergency. Ask any field operative and they will tell you that you want to blend in. Drawing attention to yourself is to be avoided at all times.

A 24 Hour bag should be considered as a minimum for your office and unless your car is a very compact model it should also be your minimum car kit as well.

NOTE: Due to the size or strength of children and seniors they may not be able to carry all the items they may need. Only you can determine what needs to be done to accommodate this situation. They must have medications, minimum amounts of water and food requirements for the duration of the emergency. Flashlights and all the other good to have items, can be shared with the adult/s having the larger bag/s. Even if they can only carry our smaller “university or sling type” bag from SOG, it is better than nothing.

We have listed the items and quantities that we recommend you pull from your existing supplies or purchase yourself from local outdoor stores, pharmacy etc. At the midway point we have then made a link to amazon (Canada or US) for the items that we recommend but that you may not have or are able to easily find. Print the list and use as a checklist when time comes to assemble your bag contents.

Water: one half a gallon or 3 liters of drinking water is generally recommended minimum quantity per person, per day. Bathing and cooking is in addition! So, plan accordingly for home, office, cottage or grab and go bags.

Image Product Rec.Recommended Qty Qty to Purchase on Amazon
Minimum 500.00 in cash
Hiking shoes Merrels or other good quality footwear 1
Pair of spare hiking shoelaces 1
Personal medications for 5-10 days
Personal sanitary requirements. Be realistic with quantities and place inside zip lock bags
Preferred pain medications for headaches, anti diarrhea, anti acid, sore muscles, band aids (4)
Wet Napkins or “fresh wipes” inside zip lock bag 2
N95 masks. Very important it is properly fitted around nose, mouth etc. Beards reduce effectiveness 2
Small hand Sanitizer inside zip lock bag 1
Moleskin to help with foot blisters 1
“Bic” lighter 1
Nail clipper and tweezers to help remove splinters etc. 1
Pack of Gum or breathe mints for morale 1
Spare pair of eyewear or contacts. 1
Pre-moistened eyeglass cleaner packets or small bottle of contact lens fluid and contact case. 6
Zip ties: (from hardware store). 12 or 18 inch lengths 5
Firearm & Ammo. Be mindful of all laws
Bear spray for dogs ( be mindful of laws) 1
Phone or tablet charger and cables with cigarette outlet adapter
Local city or state/provincial Maps. 1
Small Note Pad, pencil and black “sharpie”. 1
A few tasty hiking or snack bars.  2
Top Quality hiking socks. Recommend "Fox River" brand. Make sure you choose the right size. high socks help with leg pain etc 1
Loose fitting hiking pants with LOTS of good pockets. Recommend http://www.truspec.com/24-7-series/pants 1
Quality nylon or leather belt 1
Sports type breathable underwear 1
Hat with/ Flex Brim “Tilley type”. Brown, tan or grey 1
Long Sleeve Shirt for the season. With pockets 1
Jacket for your season 1
Recommend cut resistant and touch screen friendly Gloves http://hwigear.com/shop/cts-100-cut-resistant-touchscren/ 1
Light dull colored scarf. For dust, warmth around neck and head or emergency arm sling 1
Duracell Batteries: Four ( 4) AAA, AA batteries and one Nine volt battery so you can use for other items you may come across.  (recommend Duracell brand) Store in original packaging
Below items are sourced on Amazon for your convenience. Recommend the quantities listed or order more for supplementary packs or general use around the home etc.
24 Hour sized backpack from SOG. Clean style, tough, blends in nicely, excellent chest, waist and shoulder straps for men and women 1
Pouches to place meds, sanitary items, tweezers, gum etc. 3
Inexpensive rain poncho. Not tough but light and will do the job if your not hard on it 2
Great LED tactical quality light by ThruNite Model TN12 Buy Duracell batteries for each unit. 2
Emergency Whistle. one in bag as a spare and one tied to your pack or in your pocket 2
Candles: 12-36 hour burning duration. For light and some heat 2
Emergency Radio with Hand Crank, solar panel and USB port to charge unit and smart phone etc.  1
If you do not wear glasses, you need a good pair of Protective eyewear. by Smith and Wesson 1
Stainless steel water bottle by Klean canteen. For other water needs, buy the best throw away screw top bottles you can obtain 1
Space blanket by SOL. For warmth, help keep off rain, dust, snow, tarp in the office for privacy etc 1
Water proof matches are always handy to have 1
Quality metal waterproof match container with strikers built in 1
Food: Datrex Emergency Survival rations 3600 Calories. Very decent "biscuit" type taste. 1
Hiking Compass by Silva. Nice sighting mirror if ever needed and it helps protect the dial 1
Optional but highly recommended Garmin E-trex GPS unit. Enter your go to places in advance 1
Gorilla Tape To-go (25’) Use to seal off smoke around doors, repair clothing, gear etc 1
Professional Seal Pup knife by SOG with hard sheath. cutting of drywall, opening of items etc.  1
Leatherman stainless steel "wave multi-tool". You want pliers, files, screwdrivers etc 1
Sawyer water filter to purify water 1
Optional items for the Home, Cottage, Apartment or Office
Mountain House is a well respected name in outdoor dehydrated food. Fifteen (15) day supply of Dehydrated food for easy storage in cupboards, under beds etc. 5
Nice "out and about" bag for sporting events, university students or young children. Simple over the shoulder bag By SOG.
Rechargeable battery system from Trunite for CR123A batteries.
Coleman cook stoves for home. Runs on easy to find mini propane camping cylinders
Excellent hard shell gun case for long gun
Soft rifle case by Blackhawk 44 inch rifle length
Goal Zero solar recharging system
Small goal zero power stick for purse or laptop bag
Extra large Goal Zero UPS system for running of TV, Fridge, medical etc. expensive but when you need it, you need it
Long burn time 115 hours "each liquid candle" for use in home, cottage or office. Pack of three
LARGE professional grade SOFT case with wheels for storage of additional gear etc. Ideal for office, home or cottage use
LARGE professional grade HARD case with wheels for storage of food and other items needing secure storage. Ideal for office, home or cottage use
Red 12 hour light / Glo sticks
Coughlan's Citronella tea candles for light, some heat and mosquitos
Back packs for dogs. Mountainsmith K-9 Dog Pack Please pick the right size
Below items must be added to your cart individually on Amazon. Click on the USA or Canada flag to choose your country and view the item on Amazon.
Goal Zero portable mini charger for smart phone, tablet etc. 1

72 Hour kits are what you MUST have in your home and cottage. They must provide minimum food and water supplies for three full days. Water is key to survival but it is also heavy and bulky. To carry 6 plus liters of water on your back requires space and strength, so if you can carry it great!  If not, then you should have a minimum 3 liters of water in your bag and always be looking to top it up if you do set out on foot. By all means have another 3 plus liters of water in or near the bag but understand that the weight needs to be considered if you do decide to leave with the pack on your back. Try the pack on with all six liters in it and go for a thirty-minute walk around and see how it feels. If too much, you may need to reduce water in the pack and hope you can top it up along the way or by using your water filter.

If you are unfamiliar with any of these items and why we are recommending them, please contact us and we will be more than pleased to answer as many of your questions as possible. While we use high quality gear, we also try to avoid the military or tactical look and it is one of the reasons we recommend you make your own individual clothing choices. When traveling, you will often see people carrying backpacks of gray or black, so we try and blend in as well. When you choose your emergency clothing, it is best the colors be as plain as possible. The bright colored windbreaker for the sailboat may be a good quality item but it is better you pick a dull grey or tan one for a walk in the city during an emergency. Ask any field operative and they will tell you that you want to blend in. Drawing attention to yourself is to be avoided at all times.

We have listed the items and quantities that we recommend you pull from your existing supplies or Purchase yourself from local outdoor stores, pharmacy etc. At the midway point we have then made a link to amazon for the items that we recommend but that you may not have or are able to easily find. Print the list and use as a checklist when time comes to assemble your bag contents.

Water: one half a gallon or 3 liters of drinking water is generally recommended minimum quantity per person, per day. Bathing and cooking is in addition! So, plan accordingly for home, office, cottage or grab and go bags.

Image Product Rec.Recommended Qty Qty to Purchase on Amazon
Minimum 500.00 in cash.
Hiking shoes (Merrels) 1
Pair of spare hiking shoelaces 1
Personal medications for 5-10 days
Personal sanitary requirements
Preferred pain medications for headaches or sore muscles, 8 GOOD band aids, small tube of antibiotic cream, anti diarrhea tablets, anti acid pills. Travel sized portions.
Wet Napkins or “fresh wipes”  4
N95 masks. Very important it is properly fitted around nose, mouth etc. Beards reduce effectiveness 2
Small travel sized Hand Sanitizers, preferably with clips 2
Moleskin to help with foot blisters. Depending on the size 2-4 2
“Bic” lighter 1
Nail clipper and tweezers to help remove splinters etc. 1
Pack of Gum or breathe mints. 1
Spare pair of eyewear or contacts. 1
Pre-moistened eyeglass cleaner packets or small bottle of contact lens fluid and contact case. 6
Zip ties: (from hardware store). 12 or 18 inch lengths 5
Firearm & Ammo. Be mindful of all laws
Bear spray for dogs ( be mindful of laws) 1
Phone, tablet charger and cables with cigarette outlet adapter
Local Area Map.
Small Note Pad, pencil and black “sharpie”.
A few of your favorite hiking or snack bars.  4
Mini travel size tooth brush and toothpaste (optional) 1
Hat with/ Flex Brim “Tilley type”. Brown, tan or grey
Top Quality hiking socks. Recommend Fox River brand. Make sure you choose the right size. high socks help with leg pain etc 2
Loose fitting hiking pants with LOTS of good pockets. Recommend http://www.truspec.com/24-7-series/pants 1
Quality nylon or leather belt 1
Recommend cut resistant and "touch screen friendly" Gloves http://hwigear.com/shop/cts-100-cut-resistant-touchscren/
Sports type breathable underwear 3
Long Sleeve Shirt for the season. With pockets 1
Jacket for your region and season 1
Scarf
Batteries: Four ( 4) AAA, AA batteries and one Nine volt battery so you can use for other items you may come across.  (recommend Duracell brand) Store in original packaging
Below items are sourced on Amazon for your convenience. Recommend the quantities listed or order more for supplementary packs or general use around the home etc.
72 Hour sized backpack from SOG. Clean style, tough, blends in nicely, excellent chest, waist and shoulder straps for men and women 1
Pouches to place meds, sanitary items, tweezers, gum etc. 3
Inexpensive Rain Poncho 3
Great LED Tactical Lights by TruNite, model TN12, with batteries for each. 2
Emergency Whistle.  1
Candles: twelve -36 hour burning duration. For light and some heat 2
Emergency Radio with Hand Crank and USB port to charge smart phone etc.  1
If you do not wear glasses, you should have a good pair of Protective eyewear. 1
Stainless steel water bottle by Klean canteen. For other water needs, buy the best throw away screw top bottles you can obtain 1
Space blanket by SOL, for warmth, help keep off snow, rain, act as a temp privacy screen in the office 2
Water proof matches 1
Quality metal waterproof match container with built in striker 1
Food: Datrex Emergency Survival rations 3600 Calories 3 packs per order= 3 days for one person 3
Hiking Compass by Silva. Nice sighting mirror if ever needed and it helps protect the dial 1
"Optional" but highly recommended Garmin E-trex GPS unit 1
Gorilla Tape To-go (25’) 1
Professional grade knife by SOG "seal Pup" with hard sheath. For cutting of drywall, opening of items etc.  1
Leatherman stainless steel "wave multi-tool". You always want pliers, files, screwdrivers etc 1
Sawyer water filter to purify water 1
Travel toilet paper 2
Snugpack, Small blanket to keep you warm. Colder climes need appropriate sleeping bag 1
Optional items for the Home, Cottage, Apartment or Office
Mountain House is a well respected name in outdoor dehydrated food. Fifteen (15) day supply of Dehydrated food for easy storage in cupboards, under beds etc. 5
Nice "out and about" bag for sporting events, university students or young children. Simple over the shoulder bag By SOG.
Rechargeable battery system from Trunite for CR123A batteries.
Coleman cook stoves for home. Runs on easy to find mini propane camping cylinders
pro hard shell gun case for long gun 1
Pro gear Soft rifle case by Blackhawk 44 inch rifle length
Goal Zero solar recharging system
Small goal zero power stick for purse or laptop bag
Extra large Goal Zero UPS system for running of TV, Fridge, medical etc. expensive but when you need it, you need it
1000 Watt power inverter by Cat. Helps run some appliance off car battery etc
Long burn time 150 hours "each candle" for use in home, cottage or office. Pack of three 1
LARGE professional grade SOFT case with wheels for storage of additional gear etc. Ideal for office, home or cottage use
LARGE professional grade HARD case with wheels for storage of food and other items needing secure storage. Ideal for office, home or cottage use
Red 12 hour light sticks
Coughlan's Citronella tea candles for light, heat and mosquitos
Packs for dogs. Mountainsmith K-9 Dog Pack Please pick the right size
Below items must be added to your cart individually on Amazon. Click on the USA or Canada flag to choose your country and view the item on Amazon.
Goal Zero USB portable mini charger for smart phone, tablet etc. 1

If you have a generator, you may think you are ok, but you can only run it for as long as you have fuel and no one decides to “liberate” it from you.

Storing fuel is often not a viable option so your fuel requirements need to be seriously considered.  In most cases, a propane or natural gas generator will likely be your most practical option.  Unless you can safely store 20 gallons or 90 Liters of fuel, go with a propane generator.  They also tend to offer easier choices for auto start function.  This can be a true godsend when you are away from the home or cottage and people less familiar with working a generator are in need of it.   Remember to keep your starting battery fully charged with a trickle charger. In addition to an electric start, you should also look at having a pull start option.

Run the generator every two to three months for 30 minutes and flip the breakers on the house so you know that all circuits are properly operating.  Top up any fuel used with fresh supply.  It is one more chore for your busy life but you will be glad you did it when the lights go out.

Do not forget you will need engine oil, oil filters, spare spark plugs and air filters.  Running a generator for days is not something most of us ever experience so have everyone who may need to start, fuel, check oil levels and be familiar with the process. Everyone in the neighborhood will also know from the sound and the lights on in the house that you have power so be mindful of this when choosing how to silence the generator and how many lights you turn on inside or outside your home as you may be a target for theft of that generator.  Never run a generator in closed spaces such as a garage (even with the door open), do not run close to the home as fumes can easily seep back into the house.

If you leave the generator out in the back yard or other open area, you may find your generator stolen, so have someone babysit the generator if you need to leave the house and place the generator out of site. ALWAYS use two or three high quality security cables and locks and run through various parts on the generator.   Secure to steel structure, concrete pad or other VERY heavy item so it can’t be easily lifted and taken away. A pro can cut through cheap locks and cables in under 20 seconds so do not spare any effort in securing this important item.  Have your alarm company attach an alarm contact to it and set it as a 24 hour supervised device / like a smoke detector so you know if someone is trying to steal it.  Secure it as the prized possession it is.

Go here to learn more about the various situations you may encounter and some of your options.

At the Apartment

Living in a Condominium or apartment typically means you may have less storage or power options. However, with planning, most of these concerns can be satisfactorily addressed and in some instances there may be advantages.

Please visit the House section as we have provided more detail there on cooking, home alarms, backup power options etc.

Click on one of the tabs below to see the emergency contact list, the contents of the 24/72 hour kits, or for additional information about generators.

Download a copy of this document

Your Emergency Contact List:  Place this paper document inside a zip lock bag and store in an easy to access area in your bag.  Take a photo of it and store in smart phone, tablet etc.

The below list is to be updated at least once a year or in the case of children, each time they change friends, partners or move etc.!  List is to be given to all immediate family and close friends so you have each other’s key contact info. During an emergency, you may not be able to reach your parents neighbor, but your daughter may have the time to keep calling them on your behalf.

It is also important to include a RECENT copy of a family photo. If you become separated from your spouse or children this will be extremely useful in helping to identify them with strangers, hospitals, police etc.

EMERGENCY CONTACT LIST

Date: ________________________       Important for you and your family to know when list was last updated.

 Your Home and Cell Number:

  

Your Office and Personal Email:

 

Work Number Including Extension:

  

Back Door Number at Work:

  

Business Partners or Friends Office and Cell Phones:
This is for both your personal use and if your family is unable to reach you at your regular points of contact.

 

 

Children’s Cell and Work Numbers:

 

Children’s Spouses or Friends Cell and Work Numbers:

 

Your City’s Emergency Number:

 

Your Neighbor or Baby Sitter Number:
Do they have keys AND alarm codes if you need them to access your residence during an emergency? Do they know how to turn the generator on, are they familiar with your pets and their needs, etc?

 

 

Extended Family Numbers and Emails:

 

We have chosen equipment for quality, weight and usefulness in an urban environment.  If we use your attaché case or purse as an example, it will be high quality item made with well stitched handles, comfortable shoulder straps and quality zippers. Your choice of transport, clothing, boat or ski chalet all reflect your lifestyle and our referenced items will compliment your choices and are used by professionals around the world. If you have military, para military or outdoor experience you may prefer altering or adding to the contents, but for most urban professionals, these items will serve you very well in an emergency. The only item, that is not professional grade are the rain ponchos. We chose light ones to help conserve space and weight. Unless you are trekking through bush, you should get by with these lighter throw away items.

If you are unfamiliar with any of these items and why we are recommending them, please contact us and we will be more than pleased to answer as many of your questions as possible. While we use high quality gear as much as is feasible. We also to try and avoid the military or tactical look and it is one of the reasons we recommend you make your own individual clothing choices. When traveling, you will often see people carrying backpacks of gray or black, so we try and blend in as well. The “SOG” packs we recommend are medium grey, light, tough, have excellent straps, a hard case for glasses or phones and fit into an urban environment very nicely. Men and women will also appreciate the quick and easily adjustable sternum straps that accommodates most people chest sizes.

When you choose your emergency clothing, it is best the colors be as plain as possible. The bright colored windbreaker for the sailboat may be a good quality item but it is better you pick a dull grey or tan one for a walk in the city during an emergency. Ask any field operative and they will tell you that you want to blend in. Drawing attention to yourself is to be avoided at all times.

A 24 Hour bag should be considered as a minimum for your office and unless your car is a very compact model it should also be your minimum car kit as well.

NOTE: Due to the size or strength of children and seniors they may not be able to carry all the items they may need. Only you can determine what needs to be done to accommodate this situation. They must have medications, minimum amounts of water and food requirements for the duration of the emergency. Flashlights and all the other good to have items, can be shared with the adult/s having the larger bag/s. Even if they can only carry our smaller “university or sling type” bag from SOG, it is better than nothing.

We have listed the items and quantities that we recommend you pull from your existing supplies or purchase yourself from local outdoor stores, pharmacy etc. At the midway point we have then made a link to amazon (Canada or US) for the items that we recommend but that you may not have or are able to easily find. Print the list and use as a checklist when time comes to assemble your bag contents.

Water: one half a gallon or 3 liters of drinking water is generally recommended minimum quantity per person, per day. Bathing and cooking is in addition! So, plan accordingly for home, office, cottage or grab and go bags.

Image Product Rec.Recommended Qty Qty to Purchase on Amazon
Minimum 500.00 in cash
Hiking shoes Merrels or other good quality footwear 1
Pair of spare hiking shoelaces 1
Personal medications for 5-10 days
Personal sanitary requirements. Be realistic with quantities and place inside zip lock bags
Preferred pain medications for headaches, anti diarrhea, anti acid, sore muscles, band aids (4)
Wet Napkins or “fresh wipes” inside zip lock bag 2
N95 masks. Very important it is properly fitted around nose, mouth etc. Beards reduce effectiveness 2
Small hand Sanitizer inside zip lock bag 1
Moleskin to help with foot blisters 1
“Bic” lighter 1
Nail clipper and tweezers to help remove splinters etc. 1
Pack of Gum or breathe mints for morale 1
Spare pair of eyewear or contacts. 1
Pre-moistened eyeglass cleaner packets or small bottle of contact lens fluid and contact case. 6
Zip ties: (from hardware store). 12 or 18 inch lengths 5
Firearm & Ammo. Be mindful of all laws
Bear spray for dogs ( be mindful of laws) 1
Phone or tablet charger and cables with cigarette outlet adapter
Local city or state/provincial Maps. 1
Small Note Pad, pencil and black “sharpie”. 1
A few tasty hiking or snack bars.  2
Top Quality hiking socks. Recommend "Fox River" brand. Make sure you choose the right size. high socks help with leg pain etc 1
Loose fitting hiking pants with LOTS of good pockets. Recommend http://www.truspec.com/24-7-series/pants 1
Quality nylon or leather belt 1
Sports type breathable underwear 1
Hat with/ Flex Brim “Tilley type”. Brown, tan or grey 1
Long Sleeve Shirt for the season. With pockets 1
Jacket for your season 1
Recommend cut resistant and touch screen friendly Gloves http://hwigear.com/shop/cts-100-cut-resistant-touchscren/ 1
Light dull colored scarf. For dust, warmth around neck and head or emergency arm sling 1
Duracell Batteries: Four ( 4) AAA, AA batteries and one Nine volt battery so you can use for other items you may come across.  (recommend Duracell brand) Store in original packaging
Below items are sourced on Amazon for your convenience. Recommend the quantities listed or order more for supplementary packs or general use around the home etc.
24 Hour sized backpack from SOG. Clean style, tough, blends in nicely, excellent chest, waist and shoulder straps for men and women 1
Pouches to place meds, sanitary items, tweezers, gum etc. 3
Inexpensive rain poncho. Not tough but light and will do the job if your not hard on it 2
Great LED tactical quality light by ThruNite Model TN12 Buy Duracell batteries for each unit. 2
Emergency Whistle. one in bag as a spare and one tied to your pack or in your pocket 2
Candles: 12-36 hour burning duration. For light and some heat 2
Emergency Radio with Hand Crank, solar panel and USB port to charge unit and smart phone etc.  1
If you do not wear glasses, you need a good pair of Protective eyewear. by Smith and Wesson 1
Stainless steel water bottle by Klean canteen. For other water needs, buy the best throw away screw top bottles you can obtain 1
Space blanket by SOL. For warmth, help keep off rain, dust, snow, tarp in the office for privacy etc 1
Water proof matches are always handy to have 1
Quality metal waterproof match container with strikers built in 1
Food: Datrex Emergency Survival rations 3600 Calories. Very decent "biscuit" type taste. 1
Hiking Compass by Silva. Nice sighting mirror if ever needed and it helps protect the dial 1
Optional but highly recommended Garmin E-trex GPS unit. Enter your go to places in advance 1
Gorilla Tape To-go (25’) Use to seal off smoke around doors, repair clothing, gear etc 1
Professional Seal Pup knife by SOG with hard sheath. cutting of drywall, opening of items etc.  1
Leatherman stainless steel "wave multi-tool". You want pliers, files, screwdrivers etc 1
Sawyer water filter to purify water 1
Optional items for the Home, Cottage, Apartment or Office
Mountain House is a well respected name in outdoor dehydrated food. Fifteen (15) day supply of Dehydrated food for easy storage in cupboards, under beds etc. 5
Nice "out and about" bag for sporting events, university students or young children. Simple over the shoulder bag By SOG.
Rechargeable battery system from Trunite for CR123A batteries.
Coleman cook stoves for home. Runs on easy to find mini propane camping cylinders
Excellent hard shell gun case for long gun
Soft rifle case by Blackhawk 44 inch rifle length
Goal Zero solar recharging system
Small goal zero power stick for purse or laptop bag
Extra large Goal Zero UPS system for running of TV, Fridge, medical etc. expensive but when you need it, you need it
Long burn time 115 hours "each liquid candle" for use in home, cottage or office. Pack of three
LARGE professional grade SOFT case with wheels for storage of additional gear etc. Ideal for office, home or cottage use
LARGE professional grade HARD case with wheels for storage of food and other items needing secure storage. Ideal for office, home or cottage use
Red 12 hour light / Glo sticks
Coughlan's Citronella tea candles for light, some heat and mosquitos
Back packs for dogs. Mountainsmith K-9 Dog Pack Please pick the right size
Below items must be added to your cart individually on Amazon. Click on the USA or Canada flag to choose your country and view the item on Amazon.
Goal Zero portable mini charger for smart phone, tablet etc. 1

72 Hour kits are what you MUST have in your home and cottage. They must provide minimum food and water supplies for three full days. Water is key to survival but it is also heavy and bulky. To carry 6 plus liters of water on your back requires space and strength, so if you can carry it great!  If not, then you should have a minimum 3 liters of water in your bag and always be looking to top it up if you do set out on foot. By all means have another 3 plus liters of water in or near the bag but understand that the weight needs to be considered if you do decide to leave with the pack on your back. Try the pack on with all six liters in it and go for a thirty-minute walk around and see how it feels. If too much, you may need to reduce water in the pack and hope you can top it up along the way or by using your water filter.

If you are unfamiliar with any of these items and why we are recommending them, please contact us and we will be more than pleased to answer as many of your questions as possible. While we use high quality gear, we also try to avoid the military or tactical look and it is one of the reasons we recommend you make your own individual clothing choices. When traveling, you will often see people carrying backpacks of gray or black, so we try and blend in as well. When you choose your emergency clothing, it is best the colors be as plain as possible. The bright colored windbreaker for the sailboat may be a good quality item but it is better you pick a dull grey or tan one for a walk in the city during an emergency. Ask any field operative and they will tell you that you want to blend in. Drawing attention to yourself is to be avoided at all times.

We have listed the items and quantities that we recommend you pull from your existing supplies or Purchase yourself from local outdoor stores, pharmacy etc. At the midway point we have then made a link to amazon for the items that we recommend but that you may not have or are able to easily find. Print the list and use as a checklist when time comes to assemble your bag contents.

Water: one half a gallon or 3 liters of drinking water is generally recommended minimum quantity per person, per day. Bathing and cooking is in addition! So, plan accordingly for home, office, cottage or grab and go bags.

Image Product Rec.Recommended Qty Qty to Purchase on Amazon
Minimum 500.00 in cash.
Hiking shoes (Merrels) 1
Pair of spare hiking shoelaces 1
Personal medications for 5-10 days
Personal sanitary requirements
Preferred pain medications for headaches or sore muscles, 8 GOOD band aids, small tube of antibiotic cream, anti diarrhea tablets, anti acid pills. Travel sized portions.
Wet Napkins or “fresh wipes”  4
N95 masks. Very important it is properly fitted around nose, mouth etc. Beards reduce effectiveness 2
Small travel sized Hand Sanitizers, preferably with clips 2
Moleskin to help with foot blisters. Depending on the size 2-4 2
“Bic” lighter 1
Nail clipper and tweezers to help remove splinters etc. 1
Pack of Gum or breathe mints. 1
Spare pair of eyewear or contacts. 1
Pre-moistened eyeglass cleaner packets or small bottle of contact lens fluid and contact case. 6
Zip ties: (from hardware store). 12 or 18 inch lengths 5
Firearm & Ammo. Be mindful of all laws
Bear spray for dogs ( be mindful of laws) 1
Phone, tablet charger and cables with cigarette outlet adapter
Local Area Map.
Small Note Pad, pencil and black “sharpie”.
A few of your favorite hiking or snack bars.  4
Mini travel size tooth brush and toothpaste (optional) 1
Hat with/ Flex Brim “Tilley type”. Brown, tan or grey
Top Quality hiking socks. Recommend Fox River brand. Make sure you choose the right size. high socks help with leg pain etc 2
Loose fitting hiking pants with LOTS of good pockets. Recommend http://www.truspec.com/24-7-series/pants 1
Quality nylon or leather belt 1
Recommend cut resistant and "touch screen friendly" Gloves http://hwigear.com/shop/cts-100-cut-resistant-touchscren/
Sports type breathable underwear 3
Long Sleeve Shirt for the season. With pockets 1
Jacket for your region and season 1
Scarf
Batteries: Four ( 4) AAA, AA batteries and one Nine volt battery so you can use for other items you may come across.  (recommend Duracell brand) Store in original packaging
Below items are sourced on Amazon for your convenience. Recommend the quantities listed or order more for supplementary packs or general use around the home etc.
72 Hour sized backpack from SOG. Clean style, tough, blends in nicely, excellent chest, waist and shoulder straps for men and women 1
Pouches to place meds, sanitary items, tweezers, gum etc. 3
Inexpensive Rain Poncho 3
Great LED Tactical Lights by TruNite, model TN12, with batteries for each. 2
Emergency Whistle.  1
Candles: twelve -36 hour burning duration. For light and some heat 2
Emergency Radio with Hand Crank and USB port to charge smart phone etc.  1
If you do not wear glasses, you should have a good pair of Protective eyewear. 1
Stainless steel water bottle by Klean canteen. For other water needs, buy the best throw away screw top bottles you can obtain 1
Space blanket by SOL, for warmth, help keep off snow, rain, act as a temp privacy screen in the office 2
Water proof matches 1
Quality metal waterproof match container with built in striker 1
Food: Datrex Emergency Survival rations 3600 Calories 3 packs per order= 3 days for one person 3
Hiking Compass by Silva. Nice sighting mirror if ever needed and it helps protect the dial 1
"Optional" but highly recommended Garmin E-trex GPS unit 1
Gorilla Tape To-go (25’) 1
Professional grade knife by SOG "seal Pup" with hard sheath. For cutting of drywall, opening of items etc.  1
Leatherman stainless steel "wave multi-tool". You always want pliers, files, screwdrivers etc 1
Sawyer water filter to purify water 1
Travel toilet paper 2
Snugpack, Small blanket to keep you warm. Colder climes need appropriate sleeping bag 1
Optional items for the Home, Cottage, Apartment or Office
Mountain House is a well respected name in outdoor dehydrated food. Fifteen (15) day supply of Dehydrated food for easy storage in cupboards, under beds etc. 5
Nice "out and about" bag for sporting events, university students or young children. Simple over the shoulder bag By SOG.
Rechargeable battery system from Trunite for CR123A batteries.
Coleman cook stoves for home. Runs on easy to find mini propane camping cylinders
pro hard shell gun case for long gun 1
Pro gear Soft rifle case by Blackhawk 44 inch rifle length
Goal Zero solar recharging system
Small goal zero power stick for purse or laptop bag
Extra large Goal Zero UPS system for running of TV, Fridge, medical etc. expensive but when you need it, you need it
1000 Watt power inverter by Cat. Helps run some appliance off car battery etc
Long burn time 150 hours "each candle" for use in home, cottage or office. Pack of three 1
LARGE professional grade SOFT case with wheels for storage of additional gear etc. Ideal for office, home or cottage use
LARGE professional grade HARD case with wheels for storage of food and other items needing secure storage. Ideal for office, home or cottage use
Red 12 hour light sticks
Coughlan's Citronella tea candles for light, heat and mosquitos
Packs for dogs. Mountainsmith K-9 Dog Pack Please pick the right size
Below items must be added to your cart individually on Amazon. Click on the USA or Canada flag to choose your country and view the item on Amazon.
Goal Zero USB portable mini charger for smart phone, tablet etc. 1

If you have a generator, you may think you are ok, but you can only run it for as long as you have fuel and no one decides to “liberate” it from you.

Storing fuel is often not a viable option so your fuel requirements need to be seriously considered.  In most cases, a propane or natural gas generator will likely be your most practical option.  Unless you can safely store 20 gallons or 90 Liters of fuel, go with a propane generator.  They also tend to offer easier choices for auto start function.  This can be a true godsend when you are away from the home or cottage and people less familiar with working a generator are in need of it.   Remember to keep your starting battery fully charged with a trickle charger. In addition to an electric start, you should also look at having a pull start option.

Run the generator every two to three months for 30 minutes and flip the breakers on the house so you know that all circuits are properly operating.  Top up any fuel used with fresh supply.  It is one more chore for your busy life but you will be glad you did it when the lights go out.

Do not forget you will need engine oil, oil filters, spare spark plugs and air filters.  Running a generator for days is not something most of us ever experience so have everyone who may need to start, fuel, check oil levels and be familiar with the process. Everyone in the neighborhood will also know from the sound and the lights on in the house that you have power so be mindful of this when choosing how to silence the generator and how many lights you turn on inside or outside your home as you may be a target for theft of that generator.  Never run a generator in closed spaces such as a garage (even with the door open), do not run close to the home as fumes can easily seep back into the house.

If you leave the generator out in the back yard or other open area, you may find your generator stolen, so have someone babysit the generator if you need to leave the house and place the generator out of site. ALWAYS use two or three high quality security cables and locks and run through various parts on the generator.   Secure to steel structure, concrete pad or other VERY heavy item so it can’t be easily lifted and taken away. A pro can cut through cheap locks and cables in under 20 seconds so do not spare any effort in securing this important item.  Have your alarm company attach an alarm contact to it and set it as a 24 hour supervised device / like a smoke detector so you know if someone is trying to steal it.  Secure it as the prized possession it is.

Go here to learn more about the various situations you may encounter and some of your options.

In the Car

Whether going to or from work, the airport, driving between meetings, cottage or carting the kids to soccer practice, we spend a large portion of our time in vehicles. It is therefore important to have a grab and go bag that realistically reflects the size of your vehicle and the people traveling with you.

The below icons will direct you to the contents of the various bags that may fit in your vehicle.

Go here to learn more about the various situations you may encounter and some of your options.

Click on one of the tabs below to see the emergency contact list or the contents of the every day carry, 24 hour, or 72 hour kits.

Download a copy of this document

Your Emergency Contact List:  Place this paper document inside a zip lock bag and store in an easy to access area in your bag.  Take a photo of it and store in smart phone, tablet etc.

The below list is to be updated at least once a year or in the case of children, each time they change friends, partners or move etc.!  List is to be given to all immediate family and close friends so you have each other’s key contact info. During an emergency, you may not be able to reach your parents neighbor, but your daughter may have the time to keep calling them on your behalf.

It is also important to include a RECENT copy of a family photo. If you become separated from your spouse or children this will be extremely useful in helping to identify them with strangers, hospitals, police etc.

EMERGENCY CONTACT LIST

Date: ________________________       Important for you and your family to know when list was last updated.

 Your Home and Cell Number:

  

Your Office and Personal Email:

 

Work Number Including Extension:

  

Back Door Number at Work:

  

Business Partners or Friends Office and Cell Phones:
This is for both your personal use and if your family is unable to reach you at your regular points of contact.

 

 

Children’s Cell and Work Numbers:

 

Children’s Spouses or Friends Cell and Work Numbers:

 

Your City’s Emergency Number:

 

Your Neighbor or Baby Sitter Number:
Do they have keys AND alarm codes if you need them to access your residence during an emergency? Do they know how to turn the generator on, are they familiar with your pets and their needs, etc?

 

 

Extended Family Numbers and Emails:

 

Every day carry (EDC) = a small bag or contents of a bag that carries minimum meds, cash and other items. Meant for roughly 6-12 hours and without the essential food, water, comfort or communication items available in the 24 or 73 hour kits.  Ideal for executives at offsite meetings university students or when out in public.

Many make the mistake of trying to carry everything they can and after carrying all that weight simply go back to where they started.   Start light and get comfortable, then add accordingly. 

Medications and money is a must, then a N95 mask, a light emergency blanket to help with rain, dust or snow.  Then consider adding water, USB power stick to recharge phone, appropriate cell cables and a flashlight. You can live without water for a day, so focus on what it is you need to get to safety or remain in place until help can be expected to arrive.

If this bag is all you have and you think you may need to walk home ok, but look at your options for staying where you are or get to a friend’s house or place of business.  

Go here to learn more about the various situations you may encounter and some of your options.

We have chosen equipment for quality, weight and usefulness in an urban environment.  If we use your attaché case or purse as an example, it will be high quality item made with well stitched handles, comfortable shoulder straps and quality zippers. Your choice of transport, clothing, boat or ski chalet all reflect your lifestyle and our referenced items will compliment your choices and are used by professionals around the world. If you have military, para military or outdoor experience you may prefer altering or adding to the contents, but for most urban professionals, these items will serve you very well in an emergency. The only item, that is not professional grade are the rain ponchos. We chose light ones to help conserve space and weight. Unless you are trekking through bush, you should get by with these lighter throw away items.

If you are unfamiliar with any of these items and why we are recommending them, please contact us and we will be more than pleased to answer as many of your questions as possible. While we use high quality gear as much as is feasible. We also to try and avoid the military or tactical look and it is one of the reasons we recommend you make your own individual clothing choices. When traveling, you will often see people carrying backpacks of gray or black, so we try and blend in as well. The “SOG” packs we recommend are medium grey, light, tough, have excellent straps, a hard case for glasses or phones and fit into an urban environment very nicely. Men and women will also appreciate the quick and easily adjustable sternum straps that accommodates most people chest sizes.

When you choose your emergency clothing, it is best the colors be as plain as possible. The bright colored windbreaker for the sailboat may be a good quality item but it is better you pick a dull grey or tan one for a walk in the city during an emergency. Ask any field operative and they will tell you that you want to blend in. Drawing attention to yourself is to be avoided at all times.

A 24 Hour bag should be considered as a minimum for your office and unless your car is a very compact model it should also be your minimum car kit as well.

NOTE: Due to the size or strength of children and seniors they may not be able to carry all the items they may need. Only you can determine what needs to be done to accommodate this situation. They must have medications, minimum amounts of water and food requirements for the duration of the emergency. Flashlights and all the other good to have items, can be shared with the adult/s having the larger bag/s. Even if they can only carry our smaller “university or sling type” bag from SOG, it is better than nothing.

We have listed the items and quantities that we recommend you pull from your existing supplies or purchase yourself from local outdoor stores, pharmacy etc. At the midway point we have then made a link to amazon (Canada or US) for the items that we recommend but that you may not have or are able to easily find. Print the list and use as a checklist when time comes to assemble your bag contents.

Water: one half a gallon or 3 liters of drinking water is generally recommended minimum quantity per person, per day. Bathing and cooking is in addition! So, plan accordingly for home, office, cottage or grab and go bags.

Image Product Rec.Recommended Qty Qty to Purchase on Amazon
Minimum 500.00 in cash
Hiking shoes Merrels or other good quality footwear 1
Pair of spare hiking shoelaces 1
Personal medications for 5-10 days
Personal sanitary requirements. Be realistic with quantities and place inside zip lock bags
Preferred pain medications for headaches, anti diarrhea, anti acid, sore muscles, band aids (4)
Wet Napkins or “fresh wipes” inside zip lock bag 2
N95 masks. Very important it is properly fitted around nose, mouth etc. Beards reduce effectiveness 2
Small hand Sanitizer inside zip lock bag 1
Moleskin to help with foot blisters 1
“Bic” lighter 1
Nail clipper and tweezers to help remove splinters etc. 1
Pack of Gum or breathe mints for morale 1
Spare pair of eyewear or contacts. 1
Pre-moistened eyeglass cleaner packets or small bottle of contact lens fluid and contact case. 6
Zip ties: (from hardware store). 12 or 18 inch lengths 5
Firearm & Ammo. Be mindful of all laws
Bear spray for dogs ( be mindful of laws) 1
Phone or tablet charger and cables with cigarette outlet adapter
Local city or state/provincial Maps. 1
Small Note Pad, pencil and black “sharpie”. 1
A few tasty hiking or snack bars.  2
Top Quality hiking socks. Recommend "Fox River" brand. Make sure you choose the right size. high socks help with leg pain etc 1
Loose fitting hiking pants with LOTS of good pockets. Recommend http://www.truspec.com/24-7-series/pants 1
Quality nylon or leather belt 1
Sports type breathable underwear 1
Hat with/ Flex Brim “Tilley type”. Brown, tan or grey 1
Long Sleeve Shirt for the season. With pockets 1
Jacket for your season 1
Recommend cut resistant and touch screen friendly Gloves http://hwigear.com/shop/cts-100-cut-resistant-touchscren/ 1
Light dull colored scarf. For dust, warmth around neck and head or emergency arm sling 1
Duracell Batteries: Four ( 4) AAA, AA batteries and one Nine volt battery so you can use for other items you may come across.  (recommend Duracell brand) Store in original packaging
Below items are sourced on Amazon for your convenience. Recommend the quantities listed or order more for supplementary packs or general use around the home etc.
24 Hour sized backpack from SOG. Clean style, tough, blends in nicely, excellent chest, waist and shoulder straps for men and women 1
Pouches to place meds, sanitary items, tweezers, gum etc. 3
Inexpensive rain poncho. Not tough but light and will do the job if your not hard on it 2
Great LED tactical quality light by ThruNite Model TN12 Buy Duracell batteries for each unit. 2
Emergency Whistle. one in bag as a spare and one tied to your pack or in your pocket 2
Candles: 12-36 hour burning duration. For light and some heat 2
Emergency Radio with Hand Crank, solar panel and USB port to charge unit and smart phone etc.  1
If you do not wear glasses, you need a good pair of Protective eyewear. by Smith and Wesson 1
Stainless steel water bottle by Klean canteen. For other water needs, buy the best throw away screw top bottles you can obtain 1
Space blanket by SOL. For warmth, help keep off rain, dust, snow, tarp in the office for privacy etc 1
Water proof matches are always handy to have 1
Quality metal waterproof match container with strikers built in 1
Food: Datrex Emergency Survival rations 3600 Calories. Very decent "biscuit" type taste. 1
Hiking Compass by Silva. Nice sighting mirror if ever needed and it helps protect the dial 1
Optional but highly recommended Garmin E-trex GPS unit. Enter your go to places in advance 1
Gorilla Tape To-go (25’) Use to seal off smoke around doors, repair clothing, gear etc 1
Professional Seal Pup knife by SOG with hard sheath. cutting of drywall, opening of items etc.  1
Leatherman stainless steel "wave multi-tool". You want pliers, files, screwdrivers etc 1
Sawyer water filter to purify water 1
Optional items for the Home, Cottage, Apartment or Office
Mountain House is a well respected name in outdoor dehydrated food. Fifteen (15) day supply of Dehydrated food for easy storage in cupboards, under beds etc. 5
Nice "out and about" bag for sporting events, university students or young children. Simple over the shoulder bag By SOG.
Rechargeable battery system from Trunite for CR123A batteries.
Coleman cook stoves for home. Runs on easy to find mini propane camping cylinders
Excellent hard shell gun case for long gun
Soft rifle case by Blackhawk 44 inch rifle length
Goal Zero solar recharging system
Small goal zero power stick for purse or laptop bag
Extra large Goal Zero UPS system for running of TV, Fridge, medical etc. expensive but when you need it, you need it
Long burn time 115 hours "each liquid candle" for use in home, cottage or office. Pack of three
LARGE professional grade SOFT case with wheels for storage of additional gear etc. Ideal for office, home or cottage use
LARGE professional grade HARD case with wheels for storage of food and other items needing secure storage. Ideal for office, home or cottage use
Red 12 hour light / Glo sticks
Coughlan's Citronella tea candles for light, some heat and mosquitos
Back packs for dogs. Mountainsmith K-9 Dog Pack Please pick the right size
Below items must be added to your cart individually on Amazon. Click on the USA or Canada flag to choose your country and view the item on Amazon.
Goal Zero portable mini charger for smart phone, tablet etc. 1

72 Hour kits are what you MUST have in your home and cottage. They must provide minimum food and water supplies for three full days. Water is key to survival but it is also heavy and bulky. To carry 6 plus liters of water on your back requires space and strength, so if you can carry it great!  If not, then you should have a minimum 3 liters of water in your bag and always be looking to top it up if you do set out on foot. By all means have another 3 plus liters of water in or near the bag but understand that the weight needs to be considered if you do decide to leave with the pack on your back. Try the pack on with all six liters in it and go for a thirty-minute walk around and see how it feels. If too much, you may need to reduce water in the pack and hope you can top it up along the way or by using your water filter.

If you are unfamiliar with any of these items and why we are recommending them, please contact us and we will be more than pleased to answer as many of your questions as possible. While we use high quality gear, we also try to avoid the military or tactical look and it is one of the reasons we recommend you make your own individual clothing choices. When traveling, you will often see people carrying backpacks of gray or black, so we try and blend in as well. When you choose your emergency clothing, it is best the colors be as plain as possible. The bright colored windbreaker for the sailboat may be a good quality item but it is better you pick a dull grey or tan one for a walk in the city during an emergency. Ask any field operative and they will tell you that you want to blend in. Drawing attention to yourself is to be avoided at all times.

We have listed the items and quantities that we recommend you pull from your existing supplies or Purchase yourself from local outdoor stores, pharmacy etc. At the midway point we have then made a link to amazon for the items that we recommend but that you may not have or are able to easily find. Print the list and use as a checklist when time comes to assemble your bag contents.

Water: one half a gallon or 3 liters of drinking water is generally recommended minimum quantity per person, per day. Bathing and cooking is in addition! So, plan accordingly for home, office, cottage or grab and go bags.

Image Product Rec.Recommended Qty Qty to Purchase on Amazon
Minimum 500.00 in cash.
Hiking shoes (Merrels) 1
Pair of spare hiking shoelaces 1
Personal medications for 5-10 days
Personal sanitary requirements
Preferred pain medications for headaches or sore muscles, 8 GOOD band aids, small tube of antibiotic cream, anti diarrhea tablets, anti acid pills. Travel sized portions.
Wet Napkins or “fresh wipes”  4
N95 masks. Very important it is properly fitted around nose, mouth etc. Beards reduce effectiveness 2
Small travel sized Hand Sanitizers, preferably with clips 2
Moleskin to help with foot blisters. Depending on the size 2-4 2
“Bic” lighter 1
Nail clipper and tweezers to help remove splinters etc. 1
Pack of Gum or breathe mints. 1
Spare pair of eyewear or contacts. 1
Pre-moistened eyeglass cleaner packets or small bottle of contact lens fluid and contact case. 6
Zip ties: (from hardware store). 12 or 18 inch lengths 5
Firearm & Ammo. Be mindful of all laws
Bear spray for dogs ( be mindful of laws) 1
Phone, tablet charger and cables with cigarette outlet adapter
Local Area Map.
Small Note Pad, pencil and black “sharpie”.
A few of your favorite hiking or snack bars.  4
Mini travel size tooth brush and toothpaste (optional) 1
Hat with/ Flex Brim “Tilley type”. Brown, tan or grey
Top Quality hiking socks. Recommend Fox River brand. Make sure you choose the right size. high socks help with leg pain etc 2
Loose fitting hiking pants with LOTS of good pockets. Recommend http://www.truspec.com/24-7-series/pants 1
Quality nylon or leather belt 1
Recommend cut resistant and "touch screen friendly" Gloves http://hwigear.com/shop/cts-100-cut-resistant-touchscren/
Sports type breathable underwear 3
Long Sleeve Shirt for the season. With pockets 1
Jacket for your region and season 1
Scarf
Batteries: Four ( 4) AAA, AA batteries and one Nine volt battery so you can use for other items you may come across.  (recommend Duracell brand) Store in original packaging
Below items are sourced on Amazon for your convenience. Recommend the quantities listed or order more for supplementary packs or general use around the home etc.
72 Hour sized backpack from SOG. Clean style, tough, blends in nicely, excellent chest, waist and shoulder straps for men and women 1
Pouches to place meds, sanitary items, tweezers, gum etc. 3
Inexpensive Rain Poncho 3
Great LED Tactical Lights by TruNite, model TN12, with batteries for each. 2
Emergency Whistle.  1
Candles: twelve -36 hour burning duration. For light and some heat 2
Emergency Radio with Hand Crank and USB port to charge smart phone etc.  1
If you do not wear glasses, you should have a good pair of Protective eyewear. 1
Stainless steel water bottle by Klean canteen. For other water needs, buy the best throw away screw top bottles you can obtain 1
Space blanket by SOL, for warmth, help keep off snow, rain, act as a temp privacy screen in the office 2
Water proof matches 1
Quality metal waterproof match container with built in striker 1
Food: Datrex Emergency Survival rations 3600 Calories 3 packs per order= 3 days for one person 3
Hiking Compass by Silva. Nice sighting mirror if ever needed and it helps protect the dial 1
"Optional" but highly recommended Garmin E-trex GPS unit 1
Gorilla Tape To-go (25’) 1
Professional grade knife by SOG "seal Pup" with hard sheath. For cutting of drywall, opening of items etc.  1
Leatherman stainless steel "wave multi-tool". You always want pliers, files, screwdrivers etc 1
Sawyer water filter to purify water 1
Travel toilet paper 2
Snugpack, Small blanket to keep you warm. Colder climes need appropriate sleeping bag 1
Optional items for the Home, Cottage, Apartment or Office
Mountain House is a well respected name in outdoor dehydrated food. Fifteen (15) day supply of Dehydrated food for easy storage in cupboards, under beds etc. 5
Nice "out and about" bag for sporting events, university students or young children. Simple over the shoulder bag By SOG.
Rechargeable battery system from Trunite for CR123A batteries.
Coleman cook stoves for home. Runs on easy to find mini propane camping cylinders
pro hard shell gun case for long gun 1
Pro gear Soft rifle case by Blackhawk 44 inch rifle length
Goal Zero solar recharging system
Small goal zero power stick for purse or laptop bag
Extra large Goal Zero UPS system for running of TV, Fridge, medical etc. expensive but when you need it, you need it
1000 Watt power inverter by Cat. Helps run some appliance off car battery etc
Long burn time 150 hours "each candle" for use in home, cottage or office. Pack of three 1
LARGE professional grade SOFT case with wheels for storage of additional gear etc. Ideal for office, home or cottage use
LARGE professional grade HARD case with wheels for storage of food and other items needing secure storage. Ideal for office, home or cottage use
Red 12 hour light sticks
Coughlan's Citronella tea candles for light, heat and mosquitos
Packs for dogs. Mountainsmith K-9 Dog Pack Please pick the right size
Below items must be added to your cart individually on Amazon. Click on the USA or Canada flag to choose your country and view the item on Amazon.
Goal Zero USB portable mini charger for smart phone, tablet etc. 1

At the Office

We must always have essential lifesaving items in the office. It could be due to a terrorist attack, riots or a city wide power outage lasting over a day. It is therefore critical that you have a good kit in your office at all times.

The below icons / kits, list items that will help you and your coworkers in most situations.

Go here to learn more about the various situations you may encounter and some of your options.

Click on one of the tabs below to see the emergency contact list or the contents of the every day carry, 24 hour, or 72 hour, or duffle bag kits.

Download a copy of this document

Your Emergency Contact List:  Place this paper document inside a zip lock bag and store in an easy to access area in your bag.  Take a photo of it and store in smart phone, tablet etc.

The below list is to be updated at least once a year or in the case of children, each time they change friends, partners or move etc.!  List is to be given to all immediate family and close friends so you have each other’s key contact info. During an emergency, you may not be able to reach your parents neighbor, but your daughter may have the time to keep calling them on your behalf.

It is also important to include a RECENT copy of a family photo. If you become separated from your spouse or children this will be extremely useful in helping to identify them with strangers, hospitals, police etc.

EMERGENCY CONTACT LIST

Date: ________________________       Important for you and your family to know when list was last updated.

 Your Home and Cell Number:

  

Your Office and Personal Email:

 

Work Number Including Extension:

  

Back Door Number at Work:

  

Business Partners or Friends Office and Cell Phones:
This is for both your personal use and if your family is unable to reach you at your regular points of contact.

 

 

Children’s Cell and Work Numbers:

 

Children’s Spouses or Friends Cell and Work Numbers:

 

Your City’s Emergency Number:

 

Your Neighbor or Baby Sitter Number:
Do they have keys AND alarm codes if you need them to access your residence during an emergency? Do they know how to turn the generator on, are they familiar with your pets and their needs, etc?

 

 

Extended Family Numbers and Emails:

 

Every day carry (EDC) = a small bag or contents of a bag that carries minimum meds, cash and other items. Meant for roughly 6-12 hours and without the essential food, water, comfort or communication items available in the 24 or 73 hour kits.  Ideal for executives at offsite meetings university students or when out in public.

Many make the mistake of trying to carry everything they can and after carrying all that weight simply go back to where they started.   Start light and get comfortable, then add accordingly. 

Medications and money is a must, then a N95 mask, a light emergency blanket to help with rain, dust or snow.  Then consider adding water, USB power stick to recharge phone, appropriate cell cables and a flashlight. You can live without water for a day, so focus on what it is you need to get to safety or remain in place until help can be expected to arrive.

If this bag is all you have and you think you may need to walk home ok, but look at your options for staying where you are or get to a friend’s house or place of business.  

Go here to learn more about the various situations you may encounter and some of your options.

We have chosen equipment for quality, weight and usefulness in an urban environment.  If we use your attaché case or purse as an example, it will be high quality item made with well stitched handles, comfortable shoulder straps and quality zippers. Your choice of transport, clothing, boat or ski chalet all reflect your lifestyle and our referenced items will compliment your choices and are used by professionals around the world. If you have military, para military or outdoor experience you may prefer altering or adding to the contents, but for most urban professionals, these items will serve you very well in an emergency. The only item, that is not professional grade are the rain ponchos. We chose light ones to help conserve space and weight. Unless you are trekking through bush, you should get by with these lighter throw away items.

If you are unfamiliar with any of these items and why we are recommending them, please contact us and we will be more than pleased to answer as many of your questions as possible. While we use high quality gear as much as is feasible. We also to try and avoid the military or tactical look and it is one of the reasons we recommend you make your own individual clothing choices. When traveling, you will often see people carrying backpacks of gray or black, so we try and blend in as well. The “SOG” packs we recommend are medium grey, light, tough, have excellent straps, a hard case for glasses or phones and fit into an urban environment very nicely. Men and women will also appreciate the quick and easily adjustable sternum straps that accommodates most people chest sizes.

When you choose your emergency clothing, it is best the colors be as plain as possible. The bright colored windbreaker for the sailboat may be a good quality item but it is better you pick a dull grey or tan one for a walk in the city during an emergency. Ask any field operative and they will tell you that you want to blend in. Drawing attention to yourself is to be avoided at all times.

A 24 Hour bag should be considered as a minimum for your office and unless your car is a very compact model it should also be your minimum car kit as well.

NOTE: Due to the size or strength of children and seniors they may not be able to carry all the items they may need. Only you can determine what needs to be done to accommodate this situation. They must have medications, minimum amounts of water and food requirements for the duration of the emergency. Flashlights and all the other good to have items, can be shared with the adult/s having the larger bag/s. Even if they can only carry our smaller “university or sling type” bag from SOG, it is better than nothing.

We have listed the items and quantities that we recommend you pull from your existing supplies or purchase yourself from local outdoor stores, pharmacy etc. At the midway point we have then made a link to amazon (Canada or US) for the items that we recommend but that you may not have or are able to easily find. Print the list and use as a checklist when time comes to assemble your bag contents.

Water: one half a gallon or 3 liters of drinking water is generally recommended minimum quantity per person, per day. Bathing and cooking is in addition! So, plan accordingly for home, office, cottage or grab and go bags.

Image Product Rec.Recommended Qty Qty to Purchase on Amazon
Minimum 500.00 in cash
Hiking shoes Merrels or other good quality footwear 1
Pair of spare hiking shoelaces 1
Personal medications for 5-10 days
Personal sanitary requirements. Be realistic with quantities and place inside zip lock bags
Preferred pain medications for headaches, anti diarrhea, anti acid, sore muscles, band aids (4)
Wet Napkins or “fresh wipes” inside zip lock bag 2
N95 masks. Very important it is properly fitted around nose, mouth etc. Beards reduce effectiveness 2
Small hand Sanitizer inside zip lock bag 1
Moleskin to help with foot blisters 1
“Bic” lighter 1
Nail clipper and tweezers to help remove splinters etc. 1
Pack of Gum or breathe mints for morale 1
Spare pair of eyewear or contacts. 1
Pre-moistened eyeglass cleaner packets or small bottle of contact lens fluid and contact case. 6
Zip ties: (from hardware store). 12 or 18 inch lengths 5
Firearm & Ammo. Be mindful of all laws
Bear spray for dogs ( be mindful of laws) 1
Phone or tablet charger and cables with cigarette outlet adapter
Local city or state/provincial Maps. 1
Small Note Pad, pencil and black “sharpie”. 1
A few tasty hiking or snack bars.  2
Top Quality hiking socks. Recommend "Fox River" brand. Make sure you choose the right size. high socks help with leg pain etc 1
Loose fitting hiking pants with LOTS of good pockets. Recommend http://www.truspec.com/24-7-series/pants 1
Quality nylon or leather belt 1
Sports type breathable underwear 1
Hat with/ Flex Brim “Tilley type”. Brown, tan or grey 1
Long Sleeve Shirt for the season. With pockets 1
Jacket for your season 1
Recommend cut resistant and touch screen friendly Gloves http://hwigear.com/shop/cts-100-cut-resistant-touchscren/ 1
Light dull colored scarf. For dust, warmth around neck and head or emergency arm sling 1
Duracell Batteries: Four ( 4) AAA, AA batteries and one Nine volt battery so you can use for other items you may come across.  (recommend Duracell brand) Store in original packaging
Below items are sourced on Amazon for your convenience. Recommend the quantities listed or order more for supplementary packs or general use around the home etc.
24 Hour sized backpack from SOG. Clean style, tough, blends in nicely, excellent chest, waist and shoulder straps for men and women 1
Pouches to place meds, sanitary items, tweezers, gum etc. 3
Inexpensive rain poncho. Not tough but light and will do the job if your not hard on it 2
Great LED tactical quality light by ThruNite Model TN12 Buy Duracell batteries for each unit. 2
Emergency Whistle. one in bag as a spare and one tied to your pack or in your pocket 2
Candles: 12-36 hour burning duration. For light and some heat 2
Emergency Radio with Hand Crank, solar panel and USB port to charge unit and smart phone etc.  1
If you do not wear glasses, you need a good pair of Protective eyewear. by Smith and Wesson 1
Stainless steel water bottle by Klean canteen. For other water needs, buy the best throw away screw top bottles you can obtain 1
Space blanket by SOL. For warmth, help keep off rain, dust, snow, tarp in the office for privacy etc 1
Water proof matches are always handy to have 1
Quality metal waterproof match container with strikers built in 1
Food: Datrex Emergency Survival rations 3600 Calories. Very decent "biscuit" type taste. 1
Hiking Compass by Silva. Nice sighting mirror if ever needed and it helps protect the dial 1
Optional but highly recommended Garmin E-trex GPS unit. Enter your go to places in advance 1
Gorilla Tape To-go (25’) Use to seal off smoke around doors, repair clothing, gear etc 1
Professional Seal Pup knife by SOG with hard sheath. cutting of drywall, opening of items etc.  1
Leatherman stainless steel "wave multi-tool". You want pliers, files, screwdrivers etc 1
Sawyer water filter to purify water 1
Optional items for the Home, Cottage, Apartment or Office
Mountain House is a well respected name in outdoor dehydrated food. Fifteen (15) day supply of Dehydrated food for easy storage in cupboards, under beds etc. 5
Nice "out and about" bag for sporting events, university students or young children. Simple over the shoulder bag By SOG.
Rechargeable battery system from Trunite for CR123A batteries.
Coleman cook stoves for home. Runs on easy to find mini propane camping cylinders
Excellent hard shell gun case for long gun
Soft rifle case by Blackhawk 44 inch rifle length
Goal Zero solar recharging system
Small goal zero power stick for purse or laptop bag
Extra large Goal Zero UPS system for running of TV, Fridge, medical etc. expensive but when you need it, you need it
Long burn time 115 hours "each liquid candle" for use in home, cottage or office. Pack of three
LARGE professional grade SOFT case with wheels for storage of additional gear etc. Ideal for office, home or cottage use
LARGE professional grade HARD case with wheels for storage of food and other items needing secure storage. Ideal for office, home or cottage use
Red 12 hour light / Glo sticks
Coughlan's Citronella tea candles for light, some heat and mosquitos
Back packs for dogs. Mountainsmith K-9 Dog Pack Please pick the right size
Below items must be added to your cart individually on Amazon. Click on the USA or Canada flag to choose your country and view the item on Amazon.
Goal Zero portable mini charger for smart phone, tablet etc. 1

72 Hour kits are what you MUST have in your home and cottage. They must provide minimum food and water supplies for three full days. Water is key to survival but it is also heavy and bulky. To carry 6 plus liters of water on your back requires space and strength, so if you can carry it great!  If not, then you should have a minimum 3 liters of water in your bag and always be looking to top it up if you do set out on foot. By all means have another 3 plus liters of water in or near the bag but understand that the weight needs to be considered if you do decide to leave with the pack on your back. Try the pack on with all six liters in it and go for a thirty-minute walk around and see how it feels. If too much, you may need to reduce water in the pack and hope you can top it up along the way or by using your water filter.

If you are unfamiliar with any of these items and why we are recommending them, please contact us and we will be more than pleased to answer as many of your questions as possible. While we use high quality gear, we also try to avoid the military or tactical look and it is one of the reasons we recommend you make your own individual clothing choices. When traveling, you will often see people carrying backpacks of gray or black, so we try and blend in as well. When you choose your emergency clothing, it is best the colors be as plain as possible. The bright colored windbreaker for the sailboat may be a good quality item but it is better you pick a dull grey or tan one for a walk in the city during an emergency. Ask any field operative and they will tell you that you want to blend in. Drawing attention to yourself is to be avoided at all times.

We have listed the items and quantities that we recommend you pull from your existing supplies or Purchase yourself from local outdoor stores, pharmacy etc. At the midway point we have then made a link to amazon for the items that we recommend but that you may not have or are able to easily find. Print the list and use as a checklist when time comes to assemble your bag contents.

Water: one half a gallon or 3 liters of drinking water is generally recommended minimum quantity per person, per day. Bathing and cooking is in addition! So, plan accordingly for home, office, cottage or grab and go bags.

Image Product Rec.Recommended Qty Qty to Purchase on Amazon
Minimum 500.00 in cash.
Hiking shoes (Merrels) 1
Pair of spare hiking shoelaces 1
Personal medications for 5-10 days
Personal sanitary requirements
Preferred pain medications for headaches or sore muscles, 8 GOOD band aids, small tube of antibiotic cream, anti diarrhea tablets, anti acid pills. Travel sized portions.
Wet Napkins or “fresh wipes”  4
N95 masks. Very important it is properly fitted around nose, mouth etc. Beards reduce effectiveness 2
Small travel sized Hand Sanitizers, preferably with clips 2
Moleskin to help with foot blisters. Depending on the size 2-4 2
“Bic” lighter 1
Nail clipper and tweezers to help remove splinters etc. 1
Pack of Gum or breathe mints. 1
Spare pair of eyewear or contacts. 1
Pre-moistened eyeglass cleaner packets or small bottle of contact lens fluid and contact case. 6
Zip ties: (from hardware store). 12 or 18 inch lengths 5
Firearm & Ammo. Be mindful of all laws
Bear spray for dogs ( be mindful of laws) 1
Phone, tablet charger and cables with cigarette outlet adapter
Local Area Map.
Small Note Pad, pencil and black “sharpie”.
A few of your favorite hiking or snack bars.  4
Mini travel size tooth brush and toothpaste (optional) 1
Hat with/ Flex Brim “Tilley type”. Brown, tan or grey
Top Quality hiking socks. Recommend Fox River brand. Make sure you choose the right size. high socks help with leg pain etc 2
Loose fitting hiking pants with LOTS of good pockets. Recommend http://www.truspec.com/24-7-series/pants 1
Quality nylon or leather belt 1
Recommend cut resistant and "touch screen friendly" Gloves http://hwigear.com/shop/cts-100-cut-resistant-touchscren/
Sports type breathable underwear 3
Long Sleeve Shirt for the season. With pockets 1
Jacket for your region and season 1
Scarf
Batteries: Four ( 4) AAA, AA batteries and one Nine volt battery so you can use for other items you may come across.  (recommend Duracell brand) Store in original packaging
Below items are sourced on Amazon for your convenience. Recommend the quantities listed or order more for supplementary packs or general use around the home etc.
72 Hour sized backpack from SOG. Clean style, tough, blends in nicely, excellent chest, waist and shoulder straps for men and women 1
Pouches to place meds, sanitary items, tweezers, gum etc. 3
Inexpensive Rain Poncho 3
Great LED Tactical Lights by TruNite, model TN12, with batteries for each. 2
Emergency Whistle.  1
Candles: twelve -36 hour burning duration. For light and some heat 2
Emergency Radio with Hand Crank and USB port to charge smart phone etc.  1
If you do not wear glasses, you should have a good pair of Protective eyewear. 1
Stainless steel water bottle by Klean canteen. For other water needs, buy the best throw away screw top bottles you can obtain 1
Space blanket by SOL, for warmth, help keep off snow, rain, act as a temp privacy screen in the office 2
Water proof matches 1
Quality metal waterproof match container with built in striker 1
Food: Datrex Emergency Survival rations 3600 Calories 3 packs per order= 3 days for one person 3
Hiking Compass by Silva. Nice sighting mirror if ever needed and it helps protect the dial 1
"Optional" but highly recommended Garmin E-trex GPS unit 1
Gorilla Tape To-go (25’) 1
Professional grade knife by SOG "seal Pup" with hard sheath. For cutting of drywall, opening of items etc.  1
Leatherman stainless steel "wave multi-tool". You always want pliers, files, screwdrivers etc 1
Sawyer water filter to purify water 1
Travel toilet paper 2
Snugpack, Small blanket to keep you warm. Colder climes need appropriate sleeping bag 1
Optional items for the Home, Cottage, Apartment or Office
Mountain House is a well respected name in outdoor dehydrated food. Fifteen (15) day supply of Dehydrated food for easy storage in cupboards, under beds etc. 5
Nice "out and about" bag for sporting events, university students or young children. Simple over the shoulder bag By SOG.
Rechargeable battery system from Trunite for CR123A batteries.
Coleman cook stoves for home. Runs on easy to find mini propane camping cylinders
pro hard shell gun case for long gun 1
Pro gear Soft rifle case by Blackhawk 44 inch rifle length
Goal Zero solar recharging system
Small goal zero power stick for purse or laptop bag
Extra large Goal Zero UPS system for running of TV, Fridge, medical etc. expensive but when you need it, you need it
1000 Watt power inverter by Cat. Helps run some appliance off car battery etc
Long burn time 150 hours "each candle" for use in home, cottage or office. Pack of three 1
LARGE professional grade SOFT case with wheels for storage of additional gear etc. Ideal for office, home or cottage use
LARGE professional grade HARD case with wheels for storage of food and other items needing secure storage. Ideal for office, home or cottage use
Red 12 hour light sticks
Coughlan's Citronella tea candles for light, heat and mosquitos
Packs for dogs. Mountainsmith K-9 Dog Pack Please pick the right size
Below items must be added to your cart individually on Amazon. Click on the USA or Canada flag to choose your country and view the item on Amazon.
Goal Zero USB portable mini charger for smart phone, tablet etc. 1

Understanding that staff perform best when they are secure and they know their family is secure is critical. Use the below list of items per six employees and also take this opportunity to work with them on developing a home response plan (our 72 hour recommendations etc.). It WILL pay off for them and the company.

  • 3-day office kit for 6 people. Not for mobile use but only for in building use. All contents should be stored in our recommended roll on bag and secured in a safe location.
  • Personal medications: People need to take care of their own medical requirements. Insist that employees have spare medication with them in the office.
  • Personal sanitary requirements: Same as personal medications, insist your staff have the personal supplies they need and keep at their work area.
  • Water: Enough for 6 people for three days. Minimum of 72 liters or 18 Gallons.
  • Seek advice from your HR department or company MD on what headache or pain relief options and quantities you may consider if you decide to stock for your employees.

We have listed the items and quantities that we recommend you pull from your existing supplies or Purchase yourself from local outdoor stores, pharmacy etc. At the midway point we have then made a link to amazon for the items that we recommend but that you may not have or are able to easily find. Print the list and use as a checklist when time comes to assemble your bag contents.

Image Product Rec.Recommended Qty Qty to Purchase on Amazon
Wet Napkins 72
Toilet Paper 12
Latex or allergy free gloves 100
6 packages of twenty (20) AAA batteries
55 Gal. Contractor Garbage Bag from your pharmacy or hardware store: used to store garbage and other sanitary requirements 12
N95 masks 36
Below items are sourced on Amazon for your convenience. Recommend the quantities listed or order more for supplementary packs or general use around the home etc.
Space blanket by SOL (3 per person) 18
Hand Sanitizer 6
Small sea to summit towel staying fresh is good for the morale 6
Food: Datrex Emergency Survival rations 3600 Calories 18
Snugpack: Nice small blanket to help keep warm and for privacy 6
LED Energizer Headlamp 6
Light Glow stick (1 per person per day) 18
Goal Zero 41022 Guide 10 Plus Solar Recharging Kit. Helps keep our wireless world devices charged. Put near window for best results. 2
USB battery backup “sticks” 6
Emergency Radio with Hand Crank with USB port to charge smart phone etc. 2
Gorilla Tape To-go (25’) good to repair tears in clothing, seal doorways to prevent smoke getting in. 6
Below items must be added to your cart individually on Amazon. Click on the USA or Canada flag to choose your country and view the item on Amazon.

Walking

You find yourself at a late afternoon offsite meeting when a crisis occurs and your phone is 20% charged and people start calling you seeking help or checking in on you. To add to the chaos, the building you are in has just issued a full evacuation order and you are now walking down thirty flights of stairs in limited lighting, with two thousand strangers. You are looking for updates on the web, you are looking for maybe a hotel, restaurant or bar to get into. You are obviously not out walking around with a 24 or 72 hour backpack so what can you reasonably carry and how? Remember those pictures of people on 911, all wandering the streets clutching maybe a purse or laptop bag and choking on the dust!

Click on the briefcase icon to see complete list of items you will want in your purse or laptop bag.

Go here to learn more about the various situations you may encounter and some of your options.

Click on one of the tabs below to see the emergency contact list or the contents of the every day carry kit.

Download a copy of this document

Your Emergency Contact List:  Place this paper document inside a zip lock bag and store in an easy to access area in your bag.  Take a photo of it and store in smart phone, tablet etc.

The below list is to be updated at least once a year or in the case of children, each time they change friends, partners or move etc.!  List is to be given to all immediate family and close friends so you have each other’s key contact info. During an emergency, you may not be able to reach your parents neighbor, but your daughter may have the time to keep calling them on your behalf.

It is also important to include a RECENT copy of a family photo. If you become separated from your spouse or children this will be extremely useful in helping to identify them with strangers, hospitals, police etc.

EMERGENCY CONTACT LIST

Date: ________________________       Important for you and your family to know when list was last updated.

 Your Home and Cell Number:

  

Your Office and Personal Email:

 

Work Number Including Extension:

  

Back Door Number at Work:

  

Business Partners or Friends Office and Cell Phones:
This is for both your personal use and if your family is unable to reach you at your regular points of contact.

 

 

Children’s Cell and Work Numbers:

 

Children’s Spouses or Friends Cell and Work Numbers:

 

Your City’s Emergency Number:

 

Your Neighbor or Baby Sitter Number:
Do they have keys AND alarm codes if you need them to access your residence during an emergency? Do they know how to turn the generator on, are they familiar with your pets and their needs, etc?

 

 

Extended Family Numbers and Emails:

 

Every day carry (EDC) = a small bag or contents of a bag that carries minimum meds, cash and other items. Meant for roughly 6-12 hours and without the essential food, water, comfort or communication items available in the 24 or 73 hour kits.  Ideal for executives at offsite meetings university students or when out in public.

Many make the mistake of trying to carry everything they can and after carrying all that weight simply go back to where they started.   Start light and get comfortable, then add accordingly. 

Medications and money is a must, then a N95 mask, a light emergency blanket to help with rain, dust or snow.  Then consider adding water, USB power stick to recharge phone, appropriate cell cables and a flashlight. You can live without water for a day, so focus on what it is you need to get to safety or remain in place until help can be expected to arrive.

If this bag is all you have and you think you may need to walk home ok, but look at your options for staying where you are or get to a friend’s house or place of business.  

Go here to learn more about the various situations you may encounter and some of your options.

At the Cottage

Your cottage can be as luxurious as your principle residence and offer even more options then your Condo or suburban home. It can also be a simple non-winterized cottage that has been in the family for seventy five years. Perhaps you were in the process of opening or closing it for the season and by default had very little in food or fuel at the time the emergency struck.

For whatever reason you are stranded at or decide to flee to this piece of heaven, you will want to know that you are well equipped. We are recommending that you have a 72 hour kit for each person for the same reason as we have them for your principle residence.

Go here to learn more about the various situations you may encounter at the cottage and some of your options.

Click on one of the tabs below to see the emergency contact list, the contents of the 24/72 hour kits, or for additional information about generators.

Download a copy of this document

Your Emergency Contact List:  Place this paper document inside a zip lock bag and store in an easy to access area in your bag.  Take a photo of it and store in smart phone, tablet etc.

The below list is to be updated at least once a year or in the case of children, each time they change friends, partners or move etc.!  List is to be given to all immediate family and close friends so you have each other’s key contact info. During an emergency, you may not be able to reach your parents neighbor, but your daughter may have the time to keep calling them on your behalf.

It is also important to include a RECENT copy of a family photo. If you become separated from your spouse or children this will be extremely useful in helping to identify them with strangers, hospitals, police etc.

EMERGENCY CONTACT LIST

Date: ________________________       Important for you and your family to know when list was last updated.

 Your Home and Cell Number:

  

Your Office and Personal Email:

 

Work Number Including Extension:

  

Back Door Number at Work:

  

Business Partners or Friends Office and Cell Phones:
This is for both your personal use and if your family is unable to reach you at your regular points of contact.

 

 

Children’s Cell and Work Numbers:

 

Children’s Spouses or Friends Cell and Work Numbers:

 

Your City’s Emergency Number:

 

Your Neighbor or Baby Sitter Number:
Do they have keys AND alarm codes if you need them to access your residence during an emergency? Do they know how to turn the generator on, are they familiar with your pets and their needs, etc?

 

 

Extended Family Numbers and Emails:

 

We have chosen equipment for quality, weight and usefulness in an urban environment.  If we use your attaché case or purse as an example, it will be high quality item made with well stitched handles, comfortable shoulder straps and quality zippers. Your choice of transport, clothing, boat or ski chalet all reflect your lifestyle and our referenced items will compliment your choices and are used by professionals around the world. If you have military, para military or outdoor experience you may prefer altering or adding to the contents, but for most urban professionals, these items will serve you very well in an emergency. The only item, that is not professional grade are the rain ponchos. We chose light ones to help conserve space and weight. Unless you are trekking through bush, you should get by with these lighter throw away items.

If you are unfamiliar with any of these items and why we are recommending them, please contact us and we will be more than pleased to answer as many of your questions as possible. While we use high quality gear as much as is feasible. We also to try and avoid the military or tactical look and it is one of the reasons we recommend you make your own individual clothing choices. When traveling, you will often see people carrying backpacks of gray or black, so we try and blend in as well. The “SOG” packs we recommend are medium grey, light, tough, have excellent straps, a hard case for glasses or phones and fit into an urban environment very nicely. Men and women will also appreciate the quick and easily adjustable sternum straps that accommodates most people chest sizes.

When you choose your emergency clothing, it is best the colors be as plain as possible. The bright colored windbreaker for the sailboat may be a good quality item but it is better you pick a dull grey or tan one for a walk in the city during an emergency. Ask any field operative and they will tell you that you want to blend in. Drawing attention to yourself is to be avoided at all times.

A 24 Hour bag should be considered as a minimum for your office and unless your car is a very compact model it should also be your minimum car kit as well.

NOTE: Due to the size or strength of children and seniors they may not be able to carry all the items they may need. Only you can determine what needs to be done to accommodate this situation. They must have medications, minimum amounts of water and food requirements for the duration of the emergency. Flashlights and all the other good to have items, can be shared with the adult/s having the larger bag/s. Even if they can only carry our smaller “university or sling type” bag from SOG, it is better than nothing.

We have listed the items and quantities that we recommend you pull from your existing supplies or purchase yourself from local outdoor stores, pharmacy etc. At the midway point we have then made a link to amazon (Canada or US) for the items that we recommend but that you may not have or are able to easily find. Print the list and use as a checklist when time comes to assemble your bag contents.

Water: one half a gallon or 3 liters of drinking water is generally recommended minimum quantity per person, per day. Bathing and cooking is in addition! So, plan accordingly for home, office, cottage or grab and go bags.

Image Product Rec.Recommended Qty Qty to Purchase on Amazon
Minimum 500.00 in cash
Hiking shoes Merrels or other good quality footwear 1
Pair of spare hiking shoelaces 1
Personal medications for 5-10 days
Personal sanitary requirements. Be realistic with quantities and place inside zip lock bags
Preferred pain medications for headaches, anti diarrhea, anti acid, sore muscles, band aids (4)
Wet Napkins or “fresh wipes” inside zip lock bag 2
N95 masks. Very important it is properly fitted around nose, mouth etc. Beards reduce effectiveness 2
Small hand Sanitizer inside zip lock bag 1
Moleskin to help with foot blisters 1
“Bic” lighter 1
Nail clipper and tweezers to help remove splinters etc. 1
Pack of Gum or breathe mints for morale 1
Spare pair of eyewear or contacts. 1
Pre-moistened eyeglass cleaner packets or small bottle of contact lens fluid and contact case. 6
Zip ties: (from hardware store). 12 or 18 inch lengths 5
Firearm & Ammo. Be mindful of all laws
Bear spray for dogs ( be mindful of laws) 1
Phone or tablet charger and cables with cigarette outlet adapter
Local city or state/provincial Maps. 1
Small Note Pad, pencil and black “sharpie”. 1
A few tasty hiking or snack bars.  2
Top Quality hiking socks. Recommend "Fox River" brand. Make sure you choose the right size. high socks help with leg pain etc 1
Loose fitting hiking pants with LOTS of good pockets. Recommend http://www.truspec.com/24-7-series/pants 1
Quality nylon or leather belt 1
Sports type breathable underwear 1
Hat with/ Flex Brim “Tilley type”. Brown, tan or grey 1
Long Sleeve Shirt for the season. With pockets 1
Jacket for your season 1
Recommend cut resistant and touch screen friendly Gloves http://hwigear.com/shop/cts-100-cut-resistant-touchscren/ 1
Light dull colored scarf. For dust, warmth around neck and head or emergency arm sling 1
Duracell Batteries: Four ( 4) AAA, AA batteries and one Nine volt battery so you can use for other items you may come across.  (recommend Duracell brand) Store in original packaging
Below items are sourced on Amazon for your convenience. Recommend the quantities listed or order more for supplementary packs or general use around the home etc.
24 Hour sized backpack from SOG. Clean style, tough, blends in nicely, excellent chest, waist and shoulder straps for men and women 1
Pouches to place meds, sanitary items, tweezers, gum etc. 3
Inexpensive rain poncho. Not tough but light and will do the job if your not hard on it 2
Great LED tactical quality light by ThruNite Model TN12 Buy Duracell batteries for each unit. 2
Emergency Whistle. one in bag as a spare and one tied to your pack or in your pocket 2
Candles: 12-36 hour burning duration. For light and some heat 2
Emergency Radio with Hand Crank, solar panel and USB port to charge unit and smart phone etc.  1
If you do not wear glasses, you need a good pair of Protective eyewear. by Smith and Wesson 1
Stainless steel water bottle by Klean canteen. For other water needs, buy the best throw away screw top bottles you can obtain 1
Space blanket by SOL. For warmth, help keep off rain, dust, snow, tarp in the office for privacy etc 1
Water proof matches are always handy to have 1
Quality metal waterproof match container with strikers built in 1
Food: Datrex Emergency Survival rations 3600 Calories. Very decent "biscuit" type taste. 1
Hiking Compass by Silva. Nice sighting mirror if ever needed and it helps protect the dial 1
Optional but highly recommended Garmin E-trex GPS unit. Enter your go to places in advance 1
Gorilla Tape To-go (25’) Use to seal off smoke around doors, repair clothing, gear etc 1
Professional Seal Pup knife by SOG with hard sheath. cutting of drywall, opening of items etc.  1
Leatherman stainless steel "wave multi-tool". You want pliers, files, screwdrivers etc 1
Sawyer water filter to purify water 1
Optional items for the Home, Cottage, Apartment or Office
Mountain House is a well respected name in outdoor dehydrated food. Fifteen (15) day supply of Dehydrated food for easy storage in cupboards, under beds etc. 5
Nice "out and about" bag for sporting events, university students or young children. Simple over the shoulder bag By SOG.
Rechargeable battery system from Trunite for CR123A batteries.
Coleman cook stoves for home. Runs on easy to find mini propane camping cylinders
Excellent hard shell gun case for long gun
Soft rifle case by Blackhawk 44 inch rifle length
Goal Zero solar recharging system
Small goal zero power stick for purse or laptop bag
Extra large Goal Zero UPS system for running of TV, Fridge, medical etc. expensive but when you need it, you need it
Long burn time 115 hours "each liquid candle" for use in home, cottage or office. Pack of three
LARGE professional grade SOFT case with wheels for storage of additional gear etc. Ideal for office, home or cottage use
LARGE professional grade HARD case with wheels for storage of food and other items needing secure storage. Ideal for office, home or cottage use
Red 12 hour light / Glo sticks
Coughlan's Citronella tea candles for light, some heat and mosquitos
Back packs for dogs. Mountainsmith K-9 Dog Pack Please pick the right size
Below items must be added to your cart individually on Amazon. Click on the USA or Canada flag to choose your country and view the item on Amazon.
Goal Zero portable mini charger for smart phone, tablet etc. 1

72 Hour kits are what you MUST have in your home and cottage. They must provide minimum food and water supplies for three full days. Water is key to survival but it is also heavy and bulky. To carry 6 plus liters of water on your back requires space and strength, so if you can carry it great!  If not, then you should have a minimum 3 liters of water in your bag and always be looking to top it up if you do set out on foot. By all means have another 3 plus liters of water in or near the bag but understand that the weight needs to be considered if you do decide to leave with the pack on your back. Try the pack on with all six liters in it and go for a thirty-minute walk around and see how it feels. If too much, you may need to reduce water in the pack and hope you can top it up along the way or by using your water filter.

If you are unfamiliar with any of these items and why we are recommending them, please contact us and we will be more than pleased to answer as many of your questions as possible. While we use high quality gear, we also try to avoid the military or tactical look and it is one of the reasons we recommend you make your own individual clothing choices. When traveling, you will often see people carrying backpacks of gray or black, so we try and blend in as well. When you choose your emergency clothing, it is best the colors be as plain as possible. The bright colored windbreaker for the sailboat may be a good quality item but it is better you pick a dull grey or tan one for a walk in the city during an emergency. Ask any field operative and they will tell you that you want to blend in. Drawing attention to yourself is to be avoided at all times.

We have listed the items and quantities that we recommend you pull from your existing supplies or Purchase yourself from local outdoor stores, pharmacy etc. At the midway point we have then made a link to amazon for the items that we recommend but that you may not have or are able to easily find. Print the list and use as a checklist when time comes to assemble your bag contents.

Water: one half a gallon or 3 liters of drinking water is generally recommended minimum quantity per person, per day. Bathing and cooking is in addition! So, plan accordingly for home, office, cottage or grab and go bags.

Image Product Rec.Recommended Qty Qty to Purchase on Amazon
Minimum 500.00 in cash.
Hiking shoes (Merrels) 1
Pair of spare hiking shoelaces 1
Personal medications for 5-10 days
Personal sanitary requirements
Preferred pain medications for headaches or sore muscles, 8 GOOD band aids, small tube of antibiotic cream, anti diarrhea tablets, anti acid pills. Travel sized portions.
Wet Napkins or “fresh wipes”  4
N95 masks. Very important it is properly fitted around nose, mouth etc. Beards reduce effectiveness 2
Small travel sized Hand Sanitizers, preferably with clips 2
Moleskin to help with foot blisters. Depending on the size 2-4 2
“Bic” lighter 1
Nail clipper and tweezers to help remove splinters etc. 1
Pack of Gum or breathe mints. 1
Spare pair of eyewear or contacts. 1
Pre-moistened eyeglass cleaner packets or small bottle of contact lens fluid and contact case. 6
Zip ties: (from hardware store). 12 or 18 inch lengths 5
Firearm & Ammo. Be mindful of all laws
Bear spray for dogs ( be mindful of laws) 1
Phone, tablet charger and cables with cigarette outlet adapter
Local Area Map.
Small Note Pad, pencil and black “sharpie”.
A few of your favorite hiking or snack bars.  4
Mini travel size tooth brush and toothpaste (optional) 1
Hat with/ Flex Brim “Tilley type”. Brown, tan or grey
Top Quality hiking socks. Recommend Fox River brand. Make sure you choose the right size. high socks help with leg pain etc 2
Loose fitting hiking pants with LOTS of good pockets. Recommend http://www.truspec.com/24-7-series/pants 1
Quality nylon or leather belt 1
Recommend cut resistant and "touch screen friendly" Gloves http://hwigear.com/shop/cts-100-cut-resistant-touchscren/
Sports type breathable underwear 3
Long Sleeve Shirt for the season. With pockets 1
Jacket for your region and season 1
Scarf
Batteries: Four ( 4) AAA, AA batteries and one Nine volt battery so you can use for other items you may come across.  (recommend Duracell brand) Store in original packaging
Below items are sourced on Amazon for your convenience. Recommend the quantities listed or order more for supplementary packs or general use around the home etc.
72 Hour sized backpack from SOG. Clean style, tough, blends in nicely, excellent chest, waist and shoulder straps for men and women 1
Pouches to place meds, sanitary items, tweezers, gum etc. 3
Inexpensive Rain Poncho 3
Great LED Tactical Lights by TruNite, model TN12, with batteries for each. 2
Emergency Whistle.  1
Candles: twelve -36 hour burning duration. For light and some heat 2
Emergency Radio with Hand Crank and USB port to charge smart phone etc.  1
If you do not wear glasses, you should have a good pair of Protective eyewear. 1
Stainless steel water bottle by Klean canteen. For other water needs, buy the best throw away screw top bottles you can obtain 1
Space blanket by SOL, for warmth, help keep off snow, rain, act as a temp privacy screen in the office 2
Water proof matches 1
Quality metal waterproof match container with built in striker 1
Food: Datrex Emergency Survival rations 3600 Calories 3 packs per order= 3 days for one person 3
Hiking Compass by Silva. Nice sighting mirror if ever needed and it helps protect the dial 1
"Optional" but highly recommended Garmin E-trex GPS unit 1
Gorilla Tape To-go (25’) 1
Professional grade knife by SOG "seal Pup" with hard sheath. For cutting of drywall, opening of items etc.  1
Leatherman stainless steel "wave multi-tool". You always want pliers, files, screwdrivers etc 1
Sawyer water filter to purify water 1
Travel toilet paper 2
Snugpack, Small blanket to keep you warm. Colder climes need appropriate sleeping bag 1
Optional items for the Home, Cottage, Apartment or Office
Mountain House is a well respected name in outdoor dehydrated food. Fifteen (15) day supply of Dehydrated food for easy storage in cupboards, under beds etc. 5
Nice "out and about" bag for sporting events, university students or young children. Simple over the shoulder bag By SOG.
Rechargeable battery system from Trunite for CR123A batteries.
Coleman cook stoves for home. Runs on easy to find mini propane camping cylinders
pro hard shell gun case for long gun 1
Pro gear Soft rifle case by Blackhawk 44 inch rifle length
Goal Zero solar recharging system
Small goal zero power stick for purse or laptop bag
Extra large Goal Zero UPS system for running of TV, Fridge, medical etc. expensive but when you need it, you need it
1000 Watt power inverter by Cat. Helps run some appliance off car battery etc
Long burn time 150 hours "each candle" for use in home, cottage or office. Pack of three 1
LARGE professional grade SOFT case with wheels for storage of additional gear etc. Ideal for office, home or cottage use
LARGE professional grade HARD case with wheels for storage of food and other items needing secure storage. Ideal for office, home or cottage use
Red 12 hour light sticks
Coughlan's Citronella tea candles for light, heat and mosquitos
Packs for dogs. Mountainsmith K-9 Dog Pack Please pick the right size
Below items must be added to your cart individually on Amazon. Click on the USA or Canada flag to choose your country and view the item on Amazon.
Goal Zero USB portable mini charger for smart phone, tablet etc. 1

If you have a generator, you may think you are ok, but you can only run it for as long as you have fuel and no one decides to “liberate” it from you.

Storing fuel is often not a viable option so your fuel requirements need to be seriously considered.  In most cases, a propane or natural gas generator will likely be your most practical option.  Unless you can safely store 20 gallons or 90 Liters of fuel, go with a propane generator.  They also tend to offer easier choices for auto start function.  This can be a true godsend when you are away from the home or cottage and people less familiar with working a generator are in need of it.   Remember to keep your starting battery fully charged with a trickle charger. In addition to an electric start, you should also look at having a pull start option.

Run the generator every two to three months for 30 minutes and flip the breakers on the house so you know that all circuits are properly operating.  Top up any fuel used with fresh supply.  It is one more chore for your busy life but you will be glad you did it when the lights go out.

Do not forget you will need engine oil, oil filters, spare spark plugs and air filters.  Running a generator for days is not something most of us ever experience so have everyone who may need to start, fuel, check oil levels and be familiar with the process. Everyone in the neighborhood will also know from the sound and the lights on in the house that you have power so be mindful of this when choosing how to silence the generator and how many lights you turn on inside or outside your home as you may be a target for theft of that generator.  Never run a generator in closed spaces such as a garage (even with the door open), do not run close to the home as fumes can easily seep back into the house.

If you leave the generator out in the back yard or other open area, you may find your generator stolen, so have someone babysit the generator if you need to leave the house and place the generator out of site. ALWAYS use two or three high quality security cables and locks and run through various parts on the generator.   Secure to steel structure, concrete pad or other VERY heavy item so it can’t be easily lifted and taken away. A pro can cut through cheap locks and cables in under 20 seconds so do not spare any effort in securing this important item.  Have your alarm company attach an alarm contact to it and set it as a 24 hour supervised device / like a smoke detector so you know if someone is trying to steal it.  Secure it as the prized possession it is.

Go here to learn more about the various situations you may encounter and some of your options.