Being prepared and planning ahead can help ease anxiety and fears that come with emergency situations. It is important to ensure that you are prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 14 days in the event of an emergency. 

Below is a list of items to help your prepare yourself and your family in the event of an emergency where essential services may be disrupted. It is recommended that you build your supply to last two (2) weeks. 

  • Non-perishable goods - canned goods like meat, poultry, tuna, soup, stews, beans, fruits and vegetables, pasta sauces. Don't forget a manual can-opener!

  • Dried goods - Granola bars, flour, nuts, peanut butter, crackers, oatmeal, cold cereals, pasta, rice

  • Water - at least 2L per day/per person

  • Extra prescription medications

  • Pet food and supplies

  • Jarred baby food or formula 

  • Feminine hygiene products

  • Diapers (and wipes)

  • Hand soap and alcohol-based hand sanitizer (homemade hand sanitizer recipe: Mix 1 cup of 99% isopropyl alcohol with 1 tablespoon of 3% Hydrogen peroxide, 1 tablespoon of 98% glycerin and 85 ML of distilled or boiled water)

  • Thermometer

  • Fever reducing & cough/cold medication for both adults and children (Advil, Tylenol, DayQuil)

  • Electrolyte replacement drinks (Pedialyte, Gatorade, Powerade, etc.)

  • Toilet paper

  • Paper towel

  • Facial Tissue

  • Household cleaning supplies (Lysol spray/wipes, bleach, garbage bags, dish soap, laundry detergent, other household cleaning products)

Other items to consider:

  • Flashlight (and extra batteries)

  • Candles

  • Lighter or matches

  • Seeds & soil

  • Snare wires, extra shotgun shells, fishing rod (lures & net)

  • Portable radio (extra batteries)

  • Cash in small bills and change

  • Extra set of keys (car & house)

  • Copies of important family documents (Identification, passport, birth certificates, etc.)

  • Whistle


It is important to stress that you DO NOT panic buy these items. While it is important to stock up it is also asked that you please only take what you need and be considerate of others, especially our Elders.