Urban Emergency Survival Check List
Urban Emergency Kit Checklist.
By DIYSL –
Natural and man made disasters can force offices full of workers to evacuate. In big cities, a disaster may also affect public transportation, leading you to find an alternate route home or away from the disaster. In an emergency, you may be on your own and will have to improvise. Create an Urban Emergency Evacuation Kit and store it at work in the event of an emergency to keep you safe and prepared. The following is a list of items we recommend you keep in your Emergency Kit. When assembling kits, be sure to consider each individual family member’s well-being in all areas (emotional, physical, spiritual, etc.).
- As much water as you can carry
- Method of water purification
- 72 hours of MRES ( heavy ) of just add water (light)
- Can opener if needed
- Windproof/Waterproof/Strike- Anywhere matches
- Second method to start fires
- Wool-blend Blanket/Sleeping bag
- Emergency Reflective bag/Blan-ket or bivvy
- Hand and body warmers
- Lightweight stove and fuel
- First-Aid kit and supplies
- Burn gel and dressings
- Bottle of potassium iodide tablets
- First-Aid book
- N95 Respirator Mask (pack extra)there may be more smoke or pollution in the air in a big city)
- Extra First Aid items
- Especially foot care items: moleskin for blisters, nail clippers, etc.
- Extra pain relievers
Copies of documents important to your family (such as birth certificates, marriage licenses, will, bank info, insurance forms), phone numbers, addresses, credit card info.
- Toilet paper/Tissues
- Toothbrush and Paste
- Hand sanitizer/Soap
- Sanitary napkins/Tampons q Comb/Razor
- Moist towelettes
- Garbage bags, plastic ties
- NOAA Weather Radio with batteries or radio with alternate power sources
- Whistle with neck cord
- Cell phone and charger (hand-crank)
- A complete outfit of appropriate clothing for each family member. Include extra socks, underwear, hat, sturdy shoes, and gloves.
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- Candle Lightstick
- Pocket knife/Pliers
- Hatchet or axe
- Sewing kit 50-foot Nylon Rope
- Duct Tape
- Books, inspirational reading
- Small toys for children, favorite security items
- Paper and pen
- Durable, water-resistant duffel bag, frame pack, or backpack
- Rolling evacuation bag (if you have to go on foot)
- Map of your evacuation route and alternate routes
- Close-up map of your extended neighborhood with water sources, medical centers, emergency shelters, etc. already marked
- Routes out of town by foot MONEY
- At least $20 in your kit. Be sure to include small bills.
- Extra food
- Camp stove
- Mess kits/other cooking equipment q Sunblock
- Insect repellent
- Portable toilet
- Snake bite kit
- Special medication
- Local map
- Glasses/Eye care
- Infant needs
- Pet food/water
- Reference material
- Police Scanner
IMPORTANT TO KNOW
Your kit should be in a portable container located near an exit of your home. This is so you can grab it on your way out in a serious emer- gency. Do not overload your kit—you may have to carry it long distances to reach safety or shelter.
Inspect your kit at least twice a year. Rotate food and water. Check children’s clothing for proper fit. Adjust clothing for winter and summer needs. Check expiration dates on batteries, light sticks, warm packs, food and water.
Keep a light source in the top of your kit so you can find it quickly in the dark.