Think like a scout and "Be Prepared!" Build your own survival kit with our handy emergency checklist.
There are two kinds of things you need to pack:
- Items that will help you survive during the emergency
- Items that will help you recover after the emergency
Survival items are the things that might get you through days without water or power, or help you to make do if roads are cut off and shops are closed.
Recovery items are those important things you'll need after to rebuild your life.
In your emergency kit, you could include your personal RediPlan, or copies of important documents like house titles or insurance details.
Make sure that you pack things that will help you to feel calm when the rest of your life is in upheaval. Pack sentimental things like photographs and jewellery, or for children it could be a favourite toy. These are important things to help you rebuild after an emergency.