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Links to disaster planning information and resources

Emergency planning links updated August 2017 – please advise if links are not working.

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Note :

  • We do not sell or make any commission on the products listed.  Prices are an indication only and are likely to change over time.
  • The apps and equipment are a personal preference.
  • Products listed have been tested in adverse conditions and have proven to be reliable for their intended purpose.
  • Look on Trade Me and eBay for new or used items - particularly Gore-Tex gear which can be very expensive
  • Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions you would like to see added.  


Resources for your workplace

Tsunami posters

Emergency planning

Helping people with disabilities get prepared

Blind partially sighted resources – Audio MP3 resources

People with disabilities – how to prepare work book


Prepare your home and family

Make a plan

Household planning PDF

Help your family survive the first few seconds with QuakeFlex® Home Value Pack for $119.60

Earthquake sensing cupboard latches - $17.50

Emergency plan for pets

Emergency equipment and supplies for your home

How to earthquake strengthen your home

Check your foundations to quake strengthen your home

CD audio alert sound


Wellington specific

Wellington Tsunami Zone Maps

Purchase 200L water barrels from GWRC

My walk home route to Tawa 

Red Cross hazard app - Receive alerts using the this app - It requires you to customise settings to work correctly.


Christchurch specific

Chch Tsunami sirens

Chch Tsunami maps


Auckland specific

Auckland Tsunami maps

Auckland hazard information

What to do in a sudden onset emergency

Subscribe to Auckland Civil Defence alerts

Auckland tsunami sirens


New Zealand – Nation wide

Tsunami map links



We encourage maximising the use of every day carry items as survival tools. I have included links to the survival apps we recommend and discuss during training. 

Life360 - The New Family Circle

Red Cross first aid app  

Red Cross hazard app - Receive alerts using this app - It requires you to customise settings to work correctly.

AED locator app

Get Home Safe - Personal  Safety App - free download Apple or Android


My personal every day carry emergency equipment

Olight SR 1 Baton – 0.5 – 900 lumen - see more under torches below

Car rescue tool - 3 in 1 Glass breaker - cutter and whistle - $23

Surviva heat reflective jacket - $13.80

Compact portable smoke hoods – $55 


Kevlar gloves - 

Buff $20 - 40 depending where you get them

Emergency whistle  $23 - remove paper scroll - ideal to store small tablets


Emergency equipment in my walk home bag

The following are some of the items in my walk home bag.  I have extensively tested these items in all weather conditions including heavy rain and gales.

Corporate Airline Travel Kit - $99

Survival reflect tent - $28.76

SOL escape bivvy - $120 - mini waterproof breathable sleeping bag.  Great kit works well - reusable

Compact inflatable mattress - $100 including shipping - Compact - light weight - comfortable

Water filters – Compact and affordable

Panasonic radio - under $50

Power Cap - hat with head torch under $25 from Bunnings

Emergency food - portable long lasting affordable

Military surplus Gore-Tex jacket - Under $100 with liner and shipping

First aid kit - $50 - Plus QuikClot Trauma Pak - Tourniquet - Israeli Bandages


Emergency equipment in my vehicle


DSPA – Fantastic firefighting technology

Powerall Deluxe - Portable power bank for recharging smart phones or jump starting your car $220

Water purification and storage - my pick would be the 10 l containers - large mouth - stack-able 


Trusted suppliers

Survive-It Ltd supply a full range of emergency equipment and flood protection

First Aid Training – Life Care Consultants

Top gear - Quality knives and axes



Here are 2 torches I recommended and use on a daily basis. Links below include free shipping.  If the links have expired just google them by name.

Top pick. Olight SR 1 Baton – 0.5 – 900 lumen Run time 15days on 0.5 lumen down to 50minutes on max setting. Although not a head torch it can easily clip onto a cap to be used as a head torch

Olight H1R Nova - 2 – 600 Lumen (head torch and hand held) Run time 6 days on 2 lumen down to 80 minutes on 600 Lumen

Great features

  • Compact – rugged - waterproof
  • 4 brightness settings
  • Massive run time on low settings
  • Very bright setting if needed
  • Strobe function
  • Flat tail cap allows then to stand upright
  • Magnetic base very useful
  • USB recharging
  • Belt clip and lanyard


The S1 Baton and H1 Nova are not rechargeable – make sure you select the SR1 Baton or HR1 Nova for rechargeable versions.

They function with the supplied CR123R (rechargeable) and the standard CR123A disposable batteries.  These batteries are not cheap so would recommend extra cost to buy the rechargeable torches.

EBay shopping

These can be found marginally cheaper elsewhere – but most don’t ship from USA and NZ Post You Shop will not send them to NZ because of the magnet in the base of the torch. Don’t be concerned about shipping from China…Olight’s  are made in China.