Refresh of survival kit

Hurricane Sandy reminded me to check the contents of my emergency kit. Some of them were years out of date – oops! So I refreshed all the perishable items.

Here’s my list:-

GO-BAG CHECKLIST FOR EMERGENCY EGRESS

  1. Cellphone + charger cable + mains charger + emergency charger
  2. Purse (including sunglasses)
  3. Medicines: Rx daily + Rx PRN + OTC
  4. Important documents pouch (including cash, some in small bills)
  5. Data files: USB stick + portable go-HDD
  6. Gore-Tex jacket + pants, hat + gloves
  7. Pillow (medical accessory)
  8. Laptop + mains charger

FIRST AID KIT

  • Medical gloves (multi, size M), rubbing alcohol, Purell gel hand sanitizer
  • Continuous fabric bandaid (5m), Hypafix (10m), Polysporin
  • Sterile gauze pads (multi), stretch-and-hold bandages (multi), tape (3 rolls)
  • Tensor bandages (3″,2×4″,6″), triangular bandages (3)
  • Blister dressings, Moleskin
  • Tums, Imodium, Gravol, Tylenol-1, Advil, 1st gen antihistamine, Strepsils
  • Sunscreen + zinc ointment, insect repellant, hydrocortizone cream, lip salve
  • Condoms (can double as emergency medical mitts)
  • Scissors

SURVIVAL KIT

  • Wind-up/battery emergency radio with light, fresh AA batteries (24)
  • Hands-free headlamp (3 AAAs), fresh AAA batteries (32)
  • Swiss Army knife (includes can opener + scissors)
  • Whistle, signal mirror
  • Analog compass, Toronto city map book
  • Space pen + refill, permanent marker pen, notebooks (3 small)
  • Thermal underwear (top+bottom)
  • Gatorade powder, lemon-lime (1 can)
  • Dried meals (3 days), canned tuna (3 days)
  • Plastic combo bowl + mug, Lexan knife + fork + spoon + teaspoon
  • Water filter, water purification drops + tablets
  • Waterproof matches (4 boxes), magnesium fire starter block
  • MSR stove + white fuel bottle, stainless steel cookset
  • Dish scrubbers, biodegradable washing-up liquid, foldup sink
  • Elastic line, carabiners, clothespegs
  • Double Doodie emergency toilet pouches (12)
  • Trowel, T.P. (2 rolls), pads + tampons, Ziploc baggies (~10), Freshette
  • Lantern (AAAs), waterproof matches, candles, one-use glow sticks
  • Playing cards
  • Spare boot laces, small sewing kit
  • Mini-hatchet, tree limb saw, pliers, multi-screwdriver, crescent spanner
  • Duct tape (2 rolls), clear plastic sheeting (small roll)
  • Utility mesh bag
  • Emergency space blanket, emergency bivy
  • Waterproof emergency strobe (4 AAs)
  • Flare pen + flares (6)
  • Four-season sleeping bag, sheetbag, Thermarest
  • Water 9L (3 days) (in containers in kitchen)
  • Camping fuel (on porch for fire safety)
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