Neighborhood Emergency Team Kit
NET Kit

NET Kit

$195.00

For NET (Neighborhood Emergency Team) volunteers in Portland’s CERT program, we provide a full kit with all items required by Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM), delivered free at the Final Field Exercise. One of Portland Earthquake Kits’ founders is a local NET volunteer who has been through the program, and these items have been selected with this experience in mind.

The items included in this kit are subject to change, although we will aim to always meet the requirements of the program. We welcome any suggestions from NETs or members of the Emergency Management Community regarding any items to include in future kits or criticisms. Help us make this kit better!

For volunteers who need their kits prior to the FFE, please contact us to make the necessary arrangements using the contact form on this site.

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Description

Tactical backpack

Tactical Backpack

This rugged, versatile backpack comes in medium or large, to carry everything you need. It’s square shape makes it a bit less comfortable to carry long distances, but makes up for it in accessibility and organization.  2 separate internal compartments, one large with full zipper (3 sides) so it can be completely opened, which is great for finding items quickly. 2nd internal compartment also has long, 3/4 zipper, and there are two front pockets for smaller items. Comes with plenty of molle straps for clipping or attaching items. Fully adjustable shoulder straps.

Comes in two sizes: Medium, approx. 19″ x 10.5″ x 10.5″ and Large, approx. 21″ x 12″ x 12″.

Tactical backpack

Tactical Backpack

This rugged, versatile backpack comes in medium or large, to carry everything you need. It’s square shape makes it a bit less comfortable to carry long distances, but makes up for it in accessibility and organization.  2 separate internal compartments, one large with full zipper (3 sides) so it can be completely opened, which is great for finding items quickly. 2nd internal compartment also has long, 3/4 zipper, and there are two front pockets for smaller items. Comes with plenty of molle straps for clipping or attaching items. Fully adjustable shoulder straps.

Comes in two sizes: Medium, approx. 19″ x 10.5″ x 10.5″ and Large, approx. 21″ x 12″ x 12″.

Trauma Kit

Trauma/First Aid Kit

Combination first aid and trauma kit for injuries that could include heavy bleeding. Comes with easy-to-read Instruction Sheet.

Our kits include ample first aid supplies, and are designed specifically for bleeding injuries in a mass casualty scenario such as a major earthquake or active shooter incident. An effective and easy-to-use SWAT-T tourniquet is included with instructions, and a SWAT-T Instructional Video can be found in the kit description.

This comprehensive, custom kit is highly recommended for both home kits and emergency bags. After testing numerous commercial kits that we found unsatisfactory or light on materials, we developed this one ourselves with help from local paramedics and military field specialists who train medics. Keep in mind that after a disaster, first aid supplies will be quickly consumed and you may have to attend to more serious injuries than you like because there won’t be any 911 service or ambulances for a while.

Headlamp

Headlamp

After an earthquake, navigating through damaged buildings and crowded streets will be confusing. Having your hands free to carry any items you need, hold other people, or move things out of the way will be a big help. A headlamp is also nearly essential for two handed tasks like attending to wounds.  These basic headlamps take 3 AAA batteries and can flip down in order not to shine in other people’s faces. Consider buying extra batteries.

 

Helmet Clips

Helmet clips

As a NET team member, you are going to find it convenient to have a light source on your helmet. With helmet clips, the band will stay on your helmet without sliding off.

Emergency radio with hand crank

Emergency Radio & USB Charger

Our top choice for value and versatility, after testing several options and reading many reviews. FM, AM, and Weather channels and a rechargeable 2000 mAh lithium-ion battery that can be charged via an outlet, small solar panel, or hand crank. Additionally takes 3 AAA batteries as a second power source.

This radio can be used to charge your cell phones or any other USB-rechargeable device. With no electricity, radios will also be an important source of news and entertainment.

KN95 Healthcare Mask

KN95 Disposable Healthcare Mask

Flat-fold, white, universal size.

Note: KN95s are Chinese masks that are not FDA approved.  Until U.S. masks are readily available at a reasonable price, we are substituting these, to be used as dust masks in a post-earthquake situation. They are also effective against diseases such as COVID 19.

Basic duct tape

Duct Tape

One roll of Duck brand utility duct tape, 10 yards, max temperature rating of 200 degrees. Recommended!

4 in 1 tool

On Duty 4 in 1 Tool

This tool is used to turn off residential gas or water, or for prying open doors or windows.
Aluminum tool is 11″ tall x 5 1/2″ wide x 1″ depth, fits easily in a backpack, is light and non-sparking. However, think carefully about whether you would use this item in an emergency. If you are at your home, you could turn off your gas with simple shut-off tool (see below) and a proper pry-bar would be more efficient. This is primarily for portable professional use by firefighters and NETs who may have to deal with residential issues, including opening doors.

Also note that some user have complained that the tool is too bulky to use for some residential gas lines.

safety glasses

Safety Glasses

These lightweight plastic glasses are easier to see through and breathe better than full safety goggles, which can fog up. They can be worn on their own, and have a lip along the brow to sit comfortably over prescription glasses. They also cling to the sides of your head so they don’t fall off when you lean over, which is important when doing paperwork or attending to injuries.

Pry Bar

15 Inch Pry Bar

This steel, flat pry bar fits comfortably in your backpack, is not too heavy, and can be used to pry open a door or car door or lift a heavy object high enough to get fingers under. However, before adding this weight to your bag, think about how long you may have to walk with your bag on your back. Sometimes packing light is packing smart.

Knee Pads

Knee Pads

Knee pads make your life a lot more comfortable if you are tending to injured people, crawling in tight spaces, or other work that requires kneeling. However, as a NET/CERT you may not end up wearing these very often. We recommend these soft-cap knee pads, which are light, inexpensive, take up little space in your bag, and are easy to slip on and off when needed. Hard cap and gel cap knee pads are more comfortable for people who anticipate spending a lot of time on their knees, but they can be difficult to balance on and can make movements more clumsy. Also, bulkier pads can restrict motion and have a greater tendency to slide down when you walk.

Work gloves

Textured Palm Work Gloves

After any major disaster you can expect a big mess. In the case of an earthquake, there will be rubble to move and a lot of broken glass. Think about protecting your hands – especially since you won’t want to waste water on cleaning wounds. Leather work gloves are nice for moving debris, but are very difficult to use when writing things down, using radios or other devices, or digging things out of your backpack.  These are comfortable, form fitting, and are easy to use for tasks that require dexterity while having the protection you need in handling rough objects. One note of caution though: never use a synthetic glove for picking up burning or extremely hot items.

If your gloves do not fit properly, contact us to exchange them for a different size.

Work gloves

Textured Palm Work Gloves

After any major disaster you can expect a big mess. In the case of an earthquake, there will be rubble to move and a lot of broken glass. Think about protecting your hands – especially since you won’t want to waste water on cleaning wounds. Leather work gloves are nice for moving debris, but are very difficult to use when writing things down, using radios or other devices, or digging things out of your backpack.  These are comfortable, form fitting, and are easy to use for tasks that require dexterity while having the protection you need in handling rough objects. One note of caution though: never use a synthetic glove for picking up burning or extremely hot items.

If your gloves do not fit properly, contact us to exchange them for a different size.

Work gloves

Textured Palm Work Gloves

After any major disaster you can expect a big mess. In the case of an earthquake, there will be rubble to move and a lot of broken glass. Think about protecting your hands – especially since you won’t want to waste water on cleaning wounds. Leather work gloves are nice for moving debris, but are very difficult to use when writing things down, using radios or other devices, or digging things out of your backpack.  These are comfortable, form fitting, and are easy to use for tasks that require dexterity while having the protection you need in handling rough objects. One note of caution though: never use a synthetic glove for picking up burning or extremely hot items.

If your gloves do not fit properly, contact us to exchange them for a different size.

Leatherman Wingman

Leatherman Wingman Multi-Tool

For people who are looking for a good quality knife or cutting tool, the Leatherman Wingman is a beautifully designed multi-tool made by a great Portland company. We found this multi-too to be the best option we tested, based on craftsmanship, price, and utility. If you don’t want a multitool, make sure your emergency bag has a small cutting tool (knife, scissors) and a can opener.

Tools:

  1. Spring-action needlenose pliers
  2. Spring-action regular pliers
  3. Wire stripper
  4. 420HC Combo knife
  5. Spring action scissors
  6. Package opener
  7. Ruler
  8. Can opener
  9. Bottle opener
  10. Wood/metal file
  11. Phillips screwdriver
  12. Medium screwdriver
  13. Small screwdriver

 

100 ft of Paracord

550 Paracord

Some kind of string, cord, or rope is often useful in an emergency situation. This 100% nylon paracord, also known as 550 Cord, is a commercial Type III cord with a minimum break strength of 550 lbs. Its kernmantle construction with an outer sheath and 7 inner strands is elastic and durable, made in the USA. 100 feet long. However, think about where you will be using your emergency bag. If you expect to be in a residential area, string and rope may be readily available, and your money may be better spent elsewhere. If you are likely to be on your own, this may be a more important item in your kit.

Emergency Blanket

Emergency Blanket

Foil mylar emergency blanket, waterproof, reflects up to 90% of body heat. Good for treating shock. 52″ by 84″, waterproof and weatherproof.

Keychain whistles

Key Ring Whistles (2)

Two small, metal key-ring whistles.

To let people know where you are. Don’t underestimate the possibility of being trapped. One for your keychain, one for your kit. Recommended!

Nutritional bar

Better Bars

Locally produced nutritional bars from Portland-based company. Vegan, no gluten, no dairy, no trans-fat, no soy, no nuts, non-gmo. These provide great, immediate short-term energy with no sugar high. Tried one yet? Delicious! From the website:

Unlike most nutritional bars The Better Bar is raw pressed, meaning that no additional heat or oxygen is used in the process of making our bars so nutrients aren’t lost. Raw pressed foods maintain the natural enzymes allowing your body to fully break down all of the nutrients, giving you natural and sustainable energy without the “crash”.  Read more at Eatabetterbar.com.

Eat them before they expire and replace with another or similar item. We also sell 10 packs in our store. We highly recommend adding additional snacks of your choice.

energizer max batteries

Energizer Max batteries (4-pack, AA or AAA)

Don’t forget batteries! You will want to have at least enough to power any devices you purchase here, and an extra set or two is not a bad idea. Soon after a disaster batteries may be in short supply, and when they are available you will probably have to wait in line to get them. Batteries can also be used for trading.

Don’t rely on cheap batteries. Energizer Max batteries are top rated, zero mercury alkaline batteries with a 10 year life span and leakage protection for 2 years after fully used – which may be important as used batteries will be a major waste issue. Please note that if you put batteries in your devices, they are more likely to lose power in storage.

energizer max batteries

Energizer Max batteries (4-pack, AA or AAA)

Don’t forget batteries! You will want to have at least enough to power any devices you purchase here, and an extra set or two is not a bad idea. Soon after a disaster batteries may be in short supply, and when they are available you will probably have to wait in line to get them. Batteries can also be used for trading.

Don’t rely on cheap batteries. Energizer Max batteries are top rated, zero mercury alkaline batteries with a 10 year life span and leakage protection for 2 years after fully used – which may be important as used batteries will be a major waste issue. Please note that if you put batteries in your devices, they are more likely to lose power in storage.

Additional information

Weight24.4 lbs
Dimensions20.5 × 14.5 × 14 in
Quantity

1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12

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