Home preparedness

In the event of a crisis, help will first go to those who need it most. You should plan to be able to manage without the help of society for a week or longer. It can take some time for everyday life to return to normal. Being able to manage without the help of society for a while is called having home preparedness.

You need preparedness for:

Food in a crisis

It is important to have extra food at home that provides sufficient calories. Choose foods which can be prepared quickly, do not require much water or cooking and can be stored at room temperature.

Water supply in a crisis

Clean drinking water is essential for life. Allow at least three litres per adult per day. If you are unsure of water quality, you must be able to boil the water.

Heating during a crisis

When we’re cold, our ability to think and move is impaired. It is therefore important to keep warm in a crisis. Make a plan to keep you and your home warm if the electricity goes out.

Crisis communication

In the event of a serious incident, you must be able to receive important information, especially from Swedish Radio P4. You also need to be able to follow media reports, keep in touch with relatives and, in emergencies, reach the emergency services, medical services or the police.

Medicines during a crisis

Keep a month's worth of medicine at home. This is the National Board of Health and Welfare's recommendation for those who receive prescription medicines or consumables.