George goes bush with his survival kit

Can our writer George live comfortably off his homemade emergency kit for 3 days?

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The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management recommends having at least 3 day’s worth of supplies if you’re stuck at home in the event of an emergency. It also recommends having a grab kit in case you need to evacuate in a hurry. We decided to combine both and see if you could make an affordable kit that could see you through 3 days when disaster strikes.

Our writer George Block ventured into the bush of Matiu/Somes Island to see if it could get him through 3 days. These are the videos he sent back.

George goes bush with his survival kit - Day 1 - video

What’s in the kit?

George goes bush with his survival kit - Day 2 - video

Favourite and least favourite items so far

George goes bush with his survival kit - Day 3 - video

Was the kit successful?


Check out happens.nz for more information and to start your emergency plan.

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