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-Three days is the time that civil defence recommend ​that you prepare to cope for yourself and family without outside services and help. I list the main requirements that I see has the most important to us.+Three days is the time that civil defence recommend you prepare to cope for yourself and family without outside services and help. I list the main requirements that I see has the most important to us.
  
 **Water**: You will need at least 3 litres per day per person. We have 50,000 litres in tanks that we can get at from a couple of outside taps through gravity. If you rely on mains water, then a 50 litre or greater container filled with water (a few drops of bleach will keep the water healthy for up to a year) stored in a cool dark place. **Water**: You will need at least 3 litres per day per person. We have 50,000 litres in tanks that we can get at from a couple of outside taps through gravity. If you rely on mains water, then a 50 litre or greater container filled with water (a few drops of bleach will keep the water healthy for up to a year) stored in a cool dark place.
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 **Cooking**:​ The barbecue is the life saver here, if power is out. This only works if you have sufficient LPG, so a spare tank (full) is required. **Cooking**:​ The barbecue is the life saver here, if power is out. This only works if you have sufficient LPG, so a spare tank (full) is required.
  
-**Sewage**: The Christchurch earthquake emphasised that the sewage system can fail and even if not, you may not have water to flush the toilet. Not sure what to advise except a hole the ground. We should be alright ​in that our septic ​ tank relies on gravity alone, we may still need the bucket of water to flush it though.+**Sewage**: The Christchurch earthquake emphasised that the sewage system can fail and even if not, you may not have water to flush the toilet. Not sure what to advise except a hole the ground. We should be al-right ​in that our septic ​ tank relies on gravity alone, we may still need the bucket of water to flush the toilet ​though.
  
-**Radio**: For contact with the outside world a battery or generator radio is common sense.+**Radio**: For contact with the outside worlda battery or generator radio is common sense.
  
 **Phone**: Cordless phones do not work without power, so a cheap basic phone that requires no power is a must.  **Phone**: Cordless phones do not work without power, so a cheap basic phone that requires no power is a must. 
  
-**Torch**: With batteries and spares of course. One tip, we bought a rechargeable torch, light, sensor light that plugs in the socket for $20 from Bunnings. As soon as the power fails on comes the light, you can then switch it to a torch. We have one in the garage and one in the kitchen. ​+**Torch**: With batteries and spares of course. One tip, we bought a rechargeable torch, light, sensor light that plugs in the socket for $20 from Bunnings. As soon as the power fails on comes the light, you can then switch it to a torch. We have one in the garage and one in the kitchen, they last for hours
  
-**Money**: The ATM's may be down and Efpos out of order, so cash will be king. $100 or more just in case money may be very useful+**Money**: The ATM's may be down and Efpos out of order, so cash will be king. $100 or morejust in case moneymay be very useful
  
  
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