Emergency Preparedness Survival kit List…
Getting Your Survival Kit Together: Here is What You Need!
You know you need to stockpile survival supplies but it can be a daunting task getting everything you need to survive together and also compact enough survival gear and supplies to take up as little space as possible.
There are many survival kit list guides for what you need in for disaster emergency preparedness but here we are going to provide you with a detailed list as recommended by Red Cross Disaster agencies and emergency rescue management organizations
Naturally survival kit list items will be slightly different to survive different types of disasters but the basics for all of them remain the same in most cases. It is a great idea to invest in a few tactical bug out bags to start off with to keep your survival gear neatly stored and ready to grab and go. If you have a family with children consider making each member that are able bodied enough to carry one a bug out bag so that you can increase the amount of survival supplies you have.
The Basic Minimum Survival Kit list Items
As mentioned before every survival kit is unique and even so the minimum bug out bag for survival is something everyone should have to survive a disaster or catastrophe and the foresight you had in stockpiling one will save your life later and you will be glad you made emergency preparedness plans…
If you live in a country that is prone to earthquakes, hurricanes, major floods or tornadoes proper survival plans are the sensible way to go and these can be stored at home and an alternative location. Your survival kit list only has to be put together once and afterwards maintained for integrity with regular checks at set intervals.
The survival kit list below is worked out per person so multiply certain items to meet the needs of your family where required. There are also useful links to the latest survival gear for your convenience so that you can order some latest survival accessories on the market online for your convenience.
In later articles we will add other survival kit list idea from expert preppers so that you can rest assured you have covered all bases 100%
Lastly before moving on to the survival kit list take note that being equipped with the best survival gear supplies will stand you in good stead when you need to evacuate so they will be a worthwhile investment although right now when everything is calm it may not seem like it.
Here is the basic minimum survival kit list:
- Bug Out tactical bags to store survival gear that can be grabbed at a moment’s notice and loaded into vehicles when emergency evacuation is broadcast.
- Bottled water and water purification tables or accessories worked out for at least a gallon per person per day.
- Long Term storage emergency food MREs or ration Packs and other easy to prepare powdered form meals. Investigate nutrition requirements suitable for you and your family members.
- One or two Solar Powered Flashlights or lanterns for emergency light for nights when power is out.
- Solar or batter powered radio that you can listen to emergency broadcasts and news on to stay updated.
- Basic medical kit for wound dressings and basic OTC pain medications including surgical gloves.
- Swiss army knife or multi survival tools that can be used for different applications.
- Basic sanitation items like toilet paper and other hygiene items.
- Cell phone with solar powered chargers now available for communication if cell towers have not been affected.
- Emergency space compact blankets enough for each family member.
- Evacuation map with a few alternative routes marked roads that you will take in case of evacuations and a reliable compass.
- Personal documents or copies of important personal documents if possible and some extra cash.
- Medical accessories like tweezers, scissors, syringes, hearing aid batteries, contact lenses and other chronic medication if required.
- Groundsheets or Bivvys for shelter in case you will be left out in the open after earthquakes or other major catastrophes.
- Mini gas or compact survival stoves with relevant fuel for cooking and boiling water.
- Sturdy long bladed knife which can double as a defense accessory if required.
- Survival matches or accessory for starting fires for cooking and warmth.
- Self defense weapon which can be a gun if you are trained to use it or a sturdy knife as indicated in point 16.
- Rope or paracord at least 10 meters long for tying up shelters or other alternative emergency uses.
- Guides for basic survival that should be printed and laminated that can be used for information on what to do to survive for the duration of the disaster.
The above is the very basic survival kit list that you can put together to survive most disasters for a minimum of a week or a little longer if you ration out the supplies.
For long term survival for major catastrophes see the article on this website with a list of more detailed survival items that can be stored at strategic locations or in bunkers and survival preplanned locations.