15 Items You Must Have in your Home and Automobile Emergency Survival Kits
- 04 Aug, 2020
Natural disasters and hazards are unpredictable and normally happen very quickly, causing severe shock, distress, or grief. It can happen in the form of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, landslides, or man-made forms such as forest fires and gas explosions. As a result, it's very important to have an emergency survival kit ready to protect your beloved family, pets, neighbors, and even strangers from inevitable events.
The Center For Disease Control And Prevention recommends that you should have an emergency survival kit for your home, automobile, and workplace.
Emergency preparedness can feel like a discouraging task, but taking a few simple steps now can save you a lot of headaches later on. According to the Center For Disease Control And Prevention natural disasters and severe weather website, if you include the below fifteen basic items to your emergency survival kit, you and your family will be able to survive during or after a disaster for several days
1. First Aid Kit and Medications
First Aid Kits are necessary so that they can treat ailments and injuries that happen through any emergency or natural disasters. This First Aid Kit is packaged with 300 pieces, it contains some of the most important things to have in your kit. It is packed with bandages, alcohol pads, sting relief, gauze, emergency blankets, and a mouth to mouth resuscitation device. Your basic medical need is in this one compact kit.
2. Water Supply & Personal Water Filter Straw
Second to air, water is the most primary element of human survival. You must consider the fact that running water may be either unsafe to drink or simply unavailable after an emergency. You should include pre-packaged water and this personal water filter in your emergency kit. It provides a supply of clean drinking water and can be used as a personal water filter. It can filter up to 1,000 gallons (4,000 liters) of contaminated water without iodine, chlorine, or other chemicals. It is one of the most important preparedness priorities. No disaster kit is complete without a water filter. It’s great for hiking, camping, and any emergency at hand. The best part is it does not require batteries and has no moving parts.
3. Steel Fire Starter/Ready, Set, Light
A good emergency fire starter will consistently produce sparks or flame regardless of the environment or weather conditions. Windproof and waterproof matches are good but are single-use and are of no use in environments with wet surfaces, as a result, steel fire starters are the best. Replace your matchbox or lighters with this steel fire starter. It is lightweight, waterproof, weatherproof, works while wet or cold, strongly built, and easy to carry. No match sticks, it’s matchless! Likewise, it is always a good idea to pack more than one type of fire-starters in your emergency survival kit. If circumstances only allow for one option, steel fire starters are the more effective and safer choice.
4. Portable Solar NOAA SOS Radio
This emergency radio is a must for any type of disaster, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, or tornadoes. It’s a smart choice to include a portable radio in your kit, you can get up to date with the latest weather and all hazard information in your area. No worries about where to plug it, it is rechargeable by solar charging ways, manual hand crank self-powered system as well as USB charging.
5. Rechargeable flashlight/Solar Hand Crank flashlight
Even though more than one light source is great, this tactical rechargeable flashlight and Solar Hand Crank flashlight are the best. This rechargeable flashlight is waterproof with 15,000 lumens, it easily lights up an entire room or focuses on objects up to 1000 feet away! 10 times brighter than old incandescent lights. Conveniently powered for hours with 3 AAA batteries or one 18650 rechargeable battery. Likewise, this Hand Crank Torch with a Built-In Rechargeable battery conveniently generates power for more than 10 minutes’ lighting by 1 minute’s crank. The solar panel as a back-up powering method absorbs all kinds of light, such as strong and medium sunlight, lamplight, and more.
6. Emergency Blankets
This Emergency Blanket is used to prevent heat loss in your body caused by thermal radiation, water evaporation, and convection. It’s designed to retain up to 90% of your body heat, completely blocking rain, snow, moisture. Perfect for any natural disaster, an unopened emergency blanket should last between 1 to 2 years. Emergency blankets have become a very popular item to put in emergency preparedness or outdoor survival kits. This blanket is lightweight and easy to store. This blanket is also known as a secret weapon/secret ingredient in starting a fire, if you should ever run out of a fire starter an emergency thermal blanket should do the trick.
Safely Jumpstarts a dead car battery in seconds with this portable jump starter. It is known for its multi-function superpower, with 3 lighting modes containing stable, strobe, and SOS, it can be used as a torch, life-saving signal light, and traffic warning light. The power bank can be used to charge mobile phones, tablets, etc.
8. SOS Survival Pack - Whistle, Army Knife, and Compass
Naturally, when a disaster occurs, you won't know for sure where you will be. You might be stuck in a collapsed building, your phone might not work, but a whistle could do the trick. This SOS kit includes various items such as a multi-tool army knife, compass, wire saw, laser pointer, multi-function scraper, etc. This kit is like having a backup survival kit in your survival kit.
9. Duct Tape
Duct Tapes are very essential and it's a very vital piece of ingredients for your survival kit. For any repairs on, tents, gear bags, tarps, sleeping bags, etc. It can also be used for medicinal usage such as making large bandages, adding padding to blisters, and making slings. Choosing what type of duct tape to get is also important. You would want to choose one that is weather-resistant and can withstand certain obstacles such as extreme temperatures, UV Rays, and moisture.
10. A Supply of Batteries
Adding batteries to your survival kit is smart, you first must ensure that you add different types of batteries and check your devices to see what type of batteries you’ll need. You won't have to worry if you store your batteries for a long period of time because most batteries are guaranteed to serve up to 10 years. So be confident when you are ready to use them, they will be readily available.
11. KN95 Respiratory Mask
Dust masks are used to prevent the inhalation of airborne particles from such sources as fire, volcanic eruption, or dust storm. It's smart to have a respiratory mask stashed in your survival kit, disasters are not planned, a pandemic is not scheduled, and it's best to be prepared. No matter what your emergency, there is an emergency face mask to help. Multi-Layers filter that will block 95% of any particles (dust or disease), comfortable for wearing, and a low impedance filter material with no odor.
12. Emergency Food
Emergency food is important in the event of hurricanes, floods, etc. It ensures the safety of your family through these events. Ready-to-eat food is one of the safest ways to choose from because disasters can cause roadblocks. Disaster victims can go up to days without food but what happens if those days run out, it's best to save foods with protein, carbohydrates, and good fats that can keep your energy up.
13. Solar Lights and Charger
Lighting is crucial in the wake of a natural disaster. For emergencies, there are all sorts of crank lights, solar flashlights, etc but this High-Quality Portable Solar Charger is awesome for outside activities such as camping, hiking, and other emergency use. It has dual USB and a powerful LED light. It makes it easy to charge two smartphones simultaneously or a tablet at full speed. 2 led lights can be used as flashlights with Steady-SOS-Strobe mode.
14. Tool Kit
Tool kits are great backups to store in your home or emergency kit. They are organized and easily stashed away. Your tool kits can include a utility knife, wrench, screwdrivers, scissors, measure tape rule, etc.
15. Rope for towing, Rescue
The first and most important thing in a time of disaster is shelter, any survivalist knows that shelter is vital for survival, having a rope can be vital. It can be used for shelter building, to secure bandages to a wound, sling a broken arm. A simple tent can be made by tying a rope between two trees. There are several ways to turn a rope into a tool for hunting or trapping animals for food.
When an emergency strikes, it's almost always unexpected, whether it's an earthquake, hurricane, tornadoes, or losing power for multiple days. We don't always immediately know what to do, but it's wise to have these supplies readily available should you ever find yourself in the midst of an urgent situation.