General News · 14th December 2010
Week #1 - Get a large portable container with a lid to use as an emergency kit. A plastic storage bin or garbage can works well, particularly one with wheels. Choose an accessible location for the container near an exit and label the container. Make sure all family members know what it will be used for and where it is. (You may also want to pack items into individual wheeled carts, carry-alls or packs to make them easier to carry by individual family members.)
Week #2 - Take note of water supply. Begin storing water. Keep in mind, in the case of a major catastrophe, outside help may not arrive for weeks.
Week #3 - Begin stocking non perishable food. Stock your kit with several varieties of packaged foods, canned meats/fish and dried fruit. Include a manual can opener. If needed, include infant supplies including disposable diapers, disposable bottles, formula, etc. Plan for at least a two week supply of food for each family member.