Name: Pack an emergency grab bag
Description: Pack an emergency grab bag

Pack an emergency grab bag

In an emergency you may need to move quickly, so it’s important to have necessities at hand. Ideally, you should pack an easy-to-carry bag with essentials and store it in an accessible place. At the very least, you should make an up-to-date list of things to put into your ‘grab bag’. The contents will vary depending on your needs but may include:

  • Essential/prescribed medication, plus asthma and respiratory aids
  • Hearing aids
  • Spectacles, contact lenses
  • Useful phone numbers
  • Mobile phone, charger
  • House and car keys
  • Money, credit cards
  • First aid kit
  • Basic toiletries eg: toothbrush, toothpaste, sanitary towels
  • Baby and small children supplies:
  • Food, formula, drink
  • Change of clothing
  • Nappies
  • Toys, books, activities
  • Food and water:
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Special food needs, canned or dried food
  • Can opener
  • Clothing and Equipment:
  • Wind and rainproof clothing
  • Strong outdoors shoes
  • Waterproof torch, spare batteries (check regularly) Consider a wind-up model
  • Radio, spare batteries (check regularly) Consider a wind-up model
  • Copies of insurance documents
  • Anti-bacterial hand wipes/gel
  • Blankets, sleeping bags
  • Sun hats, sunscreen
  • Toilet paper
  • Rubbish bags
  • Thermos flasks
  • Pet supplies
Last Updated: 22nd June 2021