Monday, April 20, 2020

Covid-19 with a made in British Columbia Earthquake CHASER? "Non-perishable food: three-day to one-week supply, with a manual can opener"

With all this spare time on our hands ........ and .....

Looking back on the need to prepare our home resources for the 'big one' in British Columbia, compared to today's experiences with Covid-19, how long would we have lasted without water, heating (house, cooking) and highway infrastructure?

How many bottles of water were to be squirreled away?

Forget the luxuries of the toilet, shower, and bath.


Natural Gas

Time for a revamp of provincial government preparedness for the general public

Household Emergency Kit

Emergency Kit Supplies

Put your supplies in one or two containers, such as plastic bins or duffel bags. Store them in an area of your home that’s easy to get to, such as a hall closet, spare room or garage. 
  • Non-perishable food: three-day to one-week supply, with a manual can opener
  • Water: four litres per person, per day for drinking and sanitation
  • Phone charger, battery bank or inverter
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • First-aid kit and medications
  • Personal toiletries and items, such as an extra pair of glasses or contact lenses
  • Copy of your emergency plan, copies of important documents, such as insurance papers
  • Cash in small bills
  • Garbage bags and moist towelettes for personal sanitation
  • Seasonal clothing, sturdy footwear and emergency blanket
  • Dust masks if you live in an area that's prone to earthquakes
  • Whistle
For seniors in British Columbia, you may need to think about preparedness actions above and beyond the “basics”. Extra considerations include:
  • If you rely on a prescription, talk to your primary care provider about how to keep an extra supply or valid prescription in your emergency kit or grab-and-go bag.
  • A whistle or personal alarm to call for help.
  • Written instructions for special medical or mobility equipment.
  • Extra eye glasses, hearing aids and hearing aid batteries.
  • Spare footwear with any special orthotics.
Most importantly, take time to create a trusted support network of at least three people to assist during an emergency. Give them keys to your home and add their contact information to a shared emergency plan. You should also advise members of your support network of any health conditions or medications, and show them how to operate specialized medical or mobility equipment.


Lulymay said...

Given that Pharmas have now decided we can't have more than 30 days' of our prescription (no matter that the Dr. prescribes for 90 days) and that 30 days will have the pharms fee added each and every 30 days --- I say, good luck with have an adequate supply of necessary precriptions on hand for.... just about any emergency!

North Van's Grumps said...

The pharmacies know exactly how many pills are left, if taken correctly. Which means that for those who have been instructed to 'hoard' for the rainy day of an Earthquake, they might get a knock on the door tomorrow to turn over those extra three months worth of pills for the greater good of all.