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