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What is the best emergency survival kit?

Posted by Jack on December 21, 2022
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    In this article, you'll learn how to create the best emergency survival kit. We'll cover how to choose the right supplies and put them in a bag, as well as some tips on how to keep it organized and ready for use at all times.


    You can survive without food for up to a month, but you can only survive for three days without water. Water is important for hydration, sanitation and hygiene. If you have no access to clean water during an emergency situation, it's best to use purification tablets or filters that remove bacteria from the water source you've found (like lakes or streams). You should also consider carrying iodine tablets with you as they can be used as an alternative method of disinfecting your drinking supply if necessary.


    You'll need to plan ahead. You can't just buy everything in one go, so make sure to have a list of meals you'd like to make and keep it on hand for when the time comes that you need it most. Planning your meals will save money, time, and health benefits!


    You will need a shelter. This can be as simple as a plastic tarp or poncho, or you could opt for something more substantial like a tent. If you're going to be in one place for an extended period of time (more than one night), make sure that your shelter has enough room for all of your gear and that it's sturdy enough to withstand the elements.

    If you don't have any way to make fire on hand, this is another important item that should be included in your kit. You'll also want some kindling or dry twigs on hand so that once you've started a fire, it will continue burning until morning without needing additional help from outside sources like matches or lighters!

    First-Aid Kit

    A first-aid kit is essential. You must include bandages, antiseptic wipes and tweezers. If you are in a remote area, consider adding a tourniquet. In addition to these basic items, pack painkillers (such as aspirin), antihistamines (for allergic reactions) and insect repellent with DEET content of at least 20%.

    If you're planning on using some of these items on yourself or others during your emergency situation--especially if they'll be used on open wounds--pack a razor blade so that it can be used to cut bandages. Another helpful addition is a whistle: This way if anyone needs help while out exploring the wilderness or navigating through disaster zones after an earthquake or storm hits home base where everyone else has gone missing because cell phones don't work anymore due to lack of electricity supply then use this device instead!


    Fire is one of the most important tools in a survival situation. It can be used for cooking food, warmth, signaling and more. Learning how to make fire is an essential skill that everyone should have--and luckily it's not difficult! There are many ways you can start a fire without matches or lighters (which are often unavailable during emergencies), but these two methods are some of the easiest:

    • Use matches or a lighter (carefully). The type of match will determine how long it burns; strike-anywhere matches burn longer than book matches but require striking on something hard like stone or metal instead of wood. Make sure you have plenty on hand before leaving home! If using a lighter, keep it protected from water by storing it inside another container like an empty tin canister (or even better yet--your emergency kit). Keep extra fuel at home as well; don't forget to refill before heading out into nature!

    Navigation and Communication Tools

    Navigation and communication tools are essential for any emergency kit.

    • GPS: Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers use satellite signals to determine your location on earth. They can help you find your way in unfamiliar surroundings, as well as help rescuers locate you if you're lost or stranded. You should always have a GPS with you when venturing into the wilderness, even if it's just for a day hike or bike ride; they're relatively inexpensive and will come in handy in an emergency situation when cell service is unavailable or unreliable.
    • Cell Phone: If you have one of these devices already, there's no need for me to tell you how important it would be during an emergency situation! However, keep in mind that not all phones work under all conditions--for example, some older models may not get reception if there's no cellular tower nearby (or even within range), so make sure yours has good reception before going anywhere remote without other options available; also consider installing an international calling plan so that friends/family back home won't worry about whether they should call 911 instead of trying their luck with local numbers first!"

    You'll need to think carefully about what you want in an emergency kit.

    Now that you know what to look for in an emergency kit, it's time to start thinking about what you want your own kit to include.

    The first thing you should do is think about where and how often you'll be using the kit. If the answer is "in my car" or "on a hiking trip," then there are certain items that can't be left out of your survival pack (water bottles, flashlights). If the answer is "at home" and "everyday," however--or even just occasionally--then perhaps some extras would be nice but not absolutely necessary (like food).

    If there are specific types of emergencies in which I'm likely to find myself while traveling around town or hiking in the woods near my home town (floods vs fires), then it might make sense for me to customize my emergency kits accordingly: one with more water bottles than another; one with more rope than another; etcetera...


    There's a lot to think about when it comes to emergency survival kits. It's important that you have the right tools and supplies for your specific situation, so take the time needed to research what kind of kit will work best for you and your family. In the end though, we hope that this article has given you some ideas on how to start building your own kit!


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