7 Essential Items in Your Emergency Survival Kit

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  1. One of the better articles on emergency items.

  2. Anonamo Also says:

    A Good reminder to recheck dates on all supplies and replace items used out of any opened kits.

  3. Chuck Findlay says:

    No mention of fire starting gear???

  4. Jesse Mathewson says:

    Definitely solid,

    (I would suggest for lower budget preppers/ a 12×12 tarp ($5-10) at amazon etc, and a large majority wool blanket 80% or higher- $12-25 amazon etc., wrapped with 100 ft of bankline and a morakniv companion inside, I have one or two of these packages with firesteels attached and canteens (single wall steel) total cost – $50 and it takes care of 90% of minor and many major incidents minus medical 🙂

    Just my two cents versus a tent etc.,

  5. Good list, I copied it to be able to refer back to it. A few years back I saw a Japanese SHTF kit that seemed like a good idea. The main item was a large pot (perhaps 20 + gallons), a stove that the pot could nest in for maximum heat capture and a few items that went with this to allow the pot of hot water to be used in the preparation of food, sterilizing, warmth or bathing (I don’t mean bathing in the pot I mean using the hot water to clean ones self). This was their recommendation for families to survive natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis which are common in Japan. Obviously not something for bugging out but could be real useful for bugging in.

    • Chuck Findlay says:

      They take disaster prep much more seriously then we do in The USA, their frequency of Earth Quakes is a motivator.

      Most people in The USA just don’t see the need.

      I think we have a good chance of a serious ecnomic collapse that may or may not be World wide.

      My guess is that in Japan they are more worried about natural disasters then an ecnomic disaster.

      If not for their Earth Quake problem I thing they would be just as lethargic as we are. After all people are people and you have to almost hit them over the head with something before they wake up to it’s dangers.

  6. mom of three says:

    Yes, great list like most I have most of it but a good refresher list in case. I buy bottled water, just to have everyone will say “mom” do you have water? Why yes, it’s in the back I usually keep at least two flats in my Surburban, just for daily use. I have gotten both my parents, and hubbys mom, to carry at least one flat in their cars. I still carry some kind of nature valley bars in my bag, I have eaten them when I’m out and I don’t want to get fast food. In fact I will be going through my bucket here in just a few weeks, rotating out food, I go through every 6 months not a year though. I keep a sturdy purse/ bag, to keep extra medicine, clippers, tweezers, kleenex, pens, notepad, lip balm, my wallet is a given, gum, mints, band-aids, so in case I need it I have it and use it I have. I’m amazed at how many mothers don’t carry stuff when they are out I’ve given kleenex, band -aids, a out I let them know that a small bag in their purse, can be a great saver even though my children, are both older teenagers, I still carry these items.

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