Earthquake, Emergency Kit

Earthquake emergency kit

Nearly a year has passed since the March 11 earthquake in Tohoku, and with the ongoing possibility of another major earthquake in Tokyo, it is important to be prepared. Especially if you are pregnant or have a new baby.
Here’s a movie of what we have prepared in our Emergency Kit. Hope it helps and gives you ideas for your own kit. Also, if there is anything I am missing, please let me know:)!

List of items in our kit:
  • Portable gas stove and 3 spare gas cylinders
  • Water bottles (4 x 2L)
  • Big emergency kit (backpack) for home
    • Food & drinks
      • Granola bars
      • Water
      • Cup
      • Baby bottle and spare teat
      • Also need formula milk & more emergency food
    • Personal items
      • Change of clothes – T-shirt, underwear, outfit for baby
      • Hats
      • Sunglasses
      • Nappies
      • Baby wipes
      • Sanitary Pads
      • Shampoo & conditioner
      • Suncream
      • Lip balm
      • Soap
      • Face masks
    • First aid
      • Gauze pads
      • Antiseptic ointment
      • Bandaids
      • Panadol
      • Baby panadol
    • Tools
      • Swiss army knife
      • Sewing kit
    • Maps & emergency numbers
      • Map of Tokyo
      • Map of how to walk from our house to relatives house
      • Spare change (coins)
      • Notebook with emergency phone numbers & family phone numbers
      • Pens
      • Also need copy of passports
    • Other
      • Tissues
      • Towels
      • Garbage bags
      • Torch
      • Radio
      • Spare batteries
      • Lighter
      • Space emergency blanket (x2)
      • Also need tea light candles
  • Small kit for day trips in pram
    • Food – calorie mate
    • Mobile phone charger
    • Torch with radio and siren combined
    • Face masks
    • Space emergency blanket
    • Lighter
    • Swiss army knife
    • Cotton swabs
    • Bandaids
    • Soap
    • Notepad
    • Pens
    • Tape
Note – Many sources recommend having one emergency kit per member of the household. Therefore, we should make a separate emergency kit for both my husband and I, and include the baby items in these. I will start working on this now!

Water, portable gas stove & spare gas cylinders, emergency kit (blue backpack), and small emergency kit for pram

Items in our large emergency kit







Items in our small emergency kit for the pram.

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To see all Tokyo Urban Baby movies and YouTube tutorials see:
Tokyo Urban Baby channel on YouTube

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