7 Essential Items in Your Emergency Survival Kit

October 11, 2016

Medical Kit, Survival Gear

You do not know when an emergency or disaster may strike you. It is important to stay prepared and alarmed since safety is a must precaution for almost everyone.

However, staying prepared for the emergency ensures that you have the right kind of items in the emergency survival kit. Whether you are moving out of the house in an emergency such as earthquake or hit by a landslide during a hike, it is a necessity to have some of the essential elements in the survival kit box.

As per the rule of the federal Government, people need to stay self-sufficient for at least 72 hours. So when you are placing the items in your survival kit make sure that they will be able to help you sustain and fight for your life at least up to three days.

So while you decide what to take in your survival kit first make out where you are going to need it. Is it your car where you need to use it? Are you going to use it while hiking or simply you need for a camping?

Whatever your plans maybe it is important to have seven essential items in your emergency survival kit. They are –

  • Water
  • Food
  • Proper Lighting and Communication Mode
  • First Aid
  • Survival Gears
  • Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Proper Shelter

Water among all the items mentioned here is the utmost important. It is important to have a three-day supply for water for every person. Along with food, there should be enough food mostly dry to sustain a life for three days.

A flashlight is important for the night and dark places, a radio, extra batteries, mobiles with travel chargers and few emergency contact numbers.

Never forget to place both prescribed and non-prescribed medicines in your survival kit. And the choice of the makeshift toilet is the best way to survive an emergency and take care of your sanitation and hygiene. As for shelter, have sleeping bags or tents to give you warmth and good sleep anywhere.

If you ensure that your survival kit has these items, then you are sure to tackle an emergency or disaster single-handedly up to 72 hours.  The below infographic created by More Prepared, an emergency preparedness experts, will explain everything in detail.

 

emergency survival kit

Image courtesy: More Prepared

 

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About Mina Arnao

Mina Arnao is the Founder/CEO of MorePrepared the emergency preparedness experts for over 10 years. More Prepared's mission is to help families, schools and businesses prepare for earthquakes and other emergencies. Mina is CERT trained (community emergency response team) and Red Cross certified. Social Links: Twitter: MorePrepared Facebook: MorePrepared YouTube: MorePrepared

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