Emergency Checklists

Be prepared for every eventuality with detailed checklists for various survival scenarios. From hurricane preparations to medical emergencies, find step-by-step guides to ensure you're ready for anything.

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Basic Supplies

Clothing and Bedding

Communication and Documentation

Tools and Miscellaneous Items

Personal Items

Additional Considerations

Power Outage Emergency Kit Checklist

In a world where severe weather often takes the spotlight as the primary culprit behind power outages, it's crucial to remember that the lights can flicker, and power can vanish for various reasons, regardless of the season. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average annual duration of power interruptions for U.S. customers is a staggering six hours. While extended outages may be infrequent, preparing for the unpredictable is your key to ensuring the best possible outcome. To assist you in this endeavour, we encourage you to utilize our Power Outage Emergency Kit Checklist as your guide to building the ideal emergency kit tailored to your needs.

Essentials for Every Season:

  • Water: Ensure you have at least one gallon per person per day.
  • Non-perishable Foods: Stock up on canned meats and vegetables, mini-boxes of cereal, dried fruits, jerky, nut butters, honey, preserves, trail mixes, granola bars, and plastic utensil packets.
  • Can Opener: Don't forget a manual can opener.
  • First Aid Kit: A well-stocked first aid kit is crucial for any emergency.
  • Landline Telephone: Have a landline telephone with a basic plan, as it doesn't require electricity.
  • Insurance and Health ID Copies: Store copies of important documents in a portable, waterproof container for accessibility and sharing with healthcare workers or insurance adjusters.
  • Emergency Cash: Power outages can disrupt card payments, so keep some cash on hand.
  • Personal Hygiene Products: Include extra soap, dry shampoo, deodorant, and feminine hygiene products.
  • LED Flashlights: Ensure you have battery-powered or crank flashlights for illumination.
  • Toilet Paper: Keep at least one roll.
  • Duct Tape: One roll of duct tape for quick fixes.
  • Aluminum Foil: Have a roll of aluminum foil on hand.
  • Candles: Opt for candles that don't require holders, such as tea lights, votives, or jar candles.
  • Weather Radio: Use a battery-operated or hand-crank weather radio with USB ports for charging digital devices.
  • Power Banks and Charging Cables: Regularly check that your power banks and charging cables are fully charged.
  • 120V Car Adapter: Use this for emergency phone charging in your car.
  • Spare Car Keys: Keep a spare set of car keys handy.
  • Books, Games, Puzzles: These items can boost morale during an evacuation.


This is a sample. Adjust to fit your specific requirements.

Blackout Checklist

Before a Power Outage:

  1. Generator Check:

    • Ensure the generator is in proper working condition.
    • Check fuel levels and have extra fuel stored safely.
    • Test run the generator to make sure it starts and generates power.
    • Keep generator user manual handy for reference.
  2. Extension Cord Preparation:

    • Ensure you have marked extension cords for each essential appliance.
    • Place the cords in accessible locations for easy setup.
    • Check extension cords for any damage or wear.
  3. Emergency Supplies:

    • Prepare an emergency kit with flashlights, batteries, candles, matches, and a battery-powered radio.
    • Keep a supply of non-perishable food, bottled water, and any necessary medications.