Murry Ready – Prepare a Kit

First aid kit

A properly equipped first aid kit can save lives. Make sure you include a first aid manual.

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Important documents

Your evacuation kit should contain up to date copies of the same important documents in your emergency kit.

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Sturdy gloves

A pair of sturdy work gloves will help prevent injury and infection when needing to handle rubbish and debris.

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Pack enough tissues for each household member.


Electricity may not be available where you are headed to and you could be left in the dark for quite a while so include a torch (or two) or a battery powered lantern.

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Pack enough wipes for each household member.

Spare batteries

Make sure you have enough spare batteries to last three days. Ensure you have packed the correct battery type and quantities required for your torch, radio, kid’s toys that are packed and other included electricals.

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Essential toiletries

Include toiletries you will need for three days such as toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, personal hygiene products, sunscreen and insect repellent.

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Can opener

Although most tins have a ring pull, there are still quite a few for which you will need a can opener.

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Water for three days

Pack 10 litres of drinking water per person at a minimum.

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Non-perishable food for three days

Make a three-day menu plan for your household and store a supply of non-perishable food in your kit.

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Phone and portable charger

You mobile phone is key to keeping connected during a disaster. Extend the life of your phone by ensuring you have a spare phone charger packed as well as a fully charged portable battery or power pack.


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Battery operated radio

A battery powered radio is one of the most reliable items in a disaster especially during power and internet loss.

Hand sanitiser

Pack enough hand sanitiser for each member of the household.

Face mask

Pack enough face masks for each household member.


Scan and save important documents, contact, emails and photos to a USB and keep it in your kit.