Emergency Kits


Putting Together Your Emergency Kit

Your emergency kit should include enough food and water for three days. Include ready-to-eat foods, which require no refrigeration.

Drinking water

  • At least one litre per person per day
  • Remember to include enough water for pets


  • Dried fruit, applesauce and fruit cups, canned fruit
  • Canned items such as fruit, vegetables, prepared soups and pasta, baked beans
  • Crackers, instant oatmeal packages, granola bars, biscuits, dried pasta, rice
  • Evaporated milk, milk powder
  • Nuts, nut butter, canned fish, dried or canned legumes such as chick peas, lentils, kidney beans
  • Honey, peanut butter, syrup, jam, sugar, coffee, tea, salt and pepper

For babies and toddlers

  • Diapers, wipes, infant formula
  • Toys, crayons, paper and books

For other family members

  • Prescription medication (at least one week's supply with copies of prescription)
  • Extra eye glasses

Emergency survival kit

  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Battery operated radio
  • First aid kit
  • "ABC" - type extinguisher
  • Candles and matches/lighter
  • Extra car keys and cash, including coins
  • Important documents and identification
  • Food and bottled water
  • Clothes and footwear
  • Medical needs and hygiene products
  • Pillows, blankets and sleeping bags

For more information

North Bay

345 Oak Street West

Parry Sound

70 Joseph Street Unit #302

Burk's Falls

17 Copeland Street (by appointment only)