Emergency planning links updated May 2018 – please advise if links are not working.
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Resources for your workplace
Blind partially sighted resources – Audio MP3 resources
Prepare your home and family
Earthquake sensing cupboard latches - $17.50
Easy walk home kit option see bottom of this page
Water storage and filtering
The following is a excerpt from Wellington Water's website.
Wellington’s water supply network is vulnerable. After a significant earthquake many parts of our region may be without water for more than 100 days.
We're working with local councils and government to help make sure Wellington's communities are prepared, and ready to recover from a significant earthquake. Everyone has a role to play in being prepared.
10 litre water container - $21 - best size for storage and wide mouth for easy refilling - Best overall container
5 litre water container - $6.27 - easy to lift and carry and lift but not ideal for emergency refilling
Water purifying jug - $69 - be wary of using other water filter jugs from retail outlets - they my not remove bacteria and viruses 375l per filter
Water filters – Compact and affordable
Red Cross hazard app - Receive alerts using the this app - It requires you to customise settings to work correctly.
New Zealand – Nation wide
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.
Red Cross hazard app - Receive alerts using this app - It requires you to customise settings to work correctly.
Get Home Safe - Personal Safety App - free download Apple or Android
Simple walk home bag solution
Buy quality second hand or include unused items you already own to keep costs down.
Avoid cotton clothing for emergency use. You are very likely to get hypothermia if is gets wet.
Do not use dynamo crank torch/radio combos. They are unreliable.
Avoid muesli bars or snack bars. They do not have a long shelf life or have been eaten by the kids.
Products and equipment used by Disaster Prepare team
Everyday carry items
Olight SR 1 Baton – 0.5 – 900 lumen - see more under torches below
Face Shield $20 - depending where you get them
Emergency whistle $23 - remove paper scroll - ideal to store small tablets
Emergency walk home bag
Basic items to survive the first 12 - 24 hours in basic order of priority
The tools listed below are specialist items and can be replaced with a cheap pry bar or other items that suit your specific needs
Emergency equipment in our vehicles to stay warm in bad weather or delayed getting home
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
Panasonic radio - under $50
Powerall Deluxe - Portable power bank for recharging smart phones or jump starting your car $220
Change of clothes
Additional food and water
DSPA – Fantastic firefighting technology
Water purification and storage - my pick would be the 10 l containers - large mouth - stack-able
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
Gearshop - Quality camping accessories
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
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.
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.