French Property Hazards Disaster Grab and Go Kit 24 Items You Need

French Property Hazard Preparation

If you buy a French property and there is an emergency it important to be prepared. We have noticed that in general in 2013 in France there is not a lot of programs about emergency preparedness and if you don’t speak French and you are here on vacation or living here we recommend you prepare yourself.

Below is a helpful reminder of items you need to keep in a easy to carry bag close by the door of your French Villa or apartment.

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One

Batteries – for a flash light and a radio – store these outside of the devices and make a note of the news / emergency radio channel in your area and leave it with the radio

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Two

Emergency Candles and matches – store in a dry can – use only waterproof matches

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Three

Cash – a small amounts so it easy to use

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Four

Dust Mask – to protect your breathing

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Five

Spare eyes glasses and medication and prescriptions, if needed

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Six

Emergency First Aid Kit – if you buy a ready made kit check all you need is present and make sure there are latex or latex like gloves inside in case you need to use them during a disaster.

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Seven

Flashlight or Rechargeable Flash Light and Emergency Radio, consider a wind up radio

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Eight

Emergency Blankets for each member of your family

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Nine

Food for a minimum of 3 days – include items like food bars and dried fruit.

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Ten

Large garbage bag – can be used for garbage and as a temporary shelter

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Eleven

Gloves – with protected palms

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Twelve

Hygiene Kit including soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, sunscreen..

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Thirteen

Pocket knife like a Leatherman Knife / Tool or Swiss Army knife

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Fourteen

Light Sticks of different emergency colors

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Fifteen

Heavy black felt Marker for making a sign etc

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Sixteen

Nylon Cord about 30 meters in case of emergency need

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Seventeen

Compact Rain Gear

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Eighteen

Safety Vest

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Nineteen

Toilet paper and small shovel

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Twenty

Emergency Drinking Water Packs – depends on number of people in your home

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Twenty-one

Water purification tablets and if possible a hiker’s water filter

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Twenty-two

Emergency Whistle for each member of your group

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Twenty-three

Ziplock bags of large size for multiple purposes

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Twenty-four

Back pack to carry all these items comfortably or if you wish you can buy this Deluxe Emergency Backpack Kit that offers a number of items already in place.

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Remember to store backpack in a location where you can grab it and go in an emergency.

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IMPORTANT The above information is only a starting guideline and we recommend you do your own research to see what you may need in an emergency. Be prepared.