STAYING ALIVE: How to Prepare Survival Kits


When severe calamity strikes, or man-made disasters occur, there is a greater chance of experiencing power outage, or lacking of supplies that would provide your needs for survival. Nobody wants to experience hunger, thirst, extreme temperature changes nor being afraid in the dark when unfortunate seasons happen. You don’t need to be caught unprepared if you take this day as an opportunity to plan and organize survival kits in case of emergency.


When preparing your survival kits, keep in mind that it is better to plan and stock necessities for you and your family for at least a week. This would assure everyone that you could suffice vital items even for a short term situation. Here is a list of most essential supplies needed in preparing your survival kits?


Water. Hydration is significant for human life. Ideally, one gallon of water must be allocated a day for a person which can be used for both drinking and sanitation. Always remember to store water in clean containers and make sure that it is potable and safe before drinking fluids.


Food. Easy-open canned foods, easy-to-prepare goods, and non-perishable items are the best survival items that would keep you feeling full and satisfied. You may not have the access to cook in the kitchen, but it will surely fill your tummy.


Flashlight. Light is limited during power outages and flashlight is our greatest companion during dark times. But, do not forget to pack fresh batteries when the light turns dim so change the worned out batteries as soon as possible. If you have access to a hand-crank flashlight it would also be a good alternative.


Multipurpose Tools. Handy tools during emergencies could save your lives with convenience. Tools that are all-in-one knives, screwdrivers, pliers, scissors, and openers are great for assembling objects, repairs, and such.


First Aid Kit. Nobody can tell if one of you will catch a cold or be a victim of an accident. Preparing medicines, alcohol, gauze, cotton, masks and compression bandages are the best first-aid items as a response for helping someone who feels ill or injured during a crisis.


Sanitation and Hygiene Kit. Tissue, Wet Wipes, Sanitizers, Soap as well as clean clothes are essential for keeping you and your family clean and hygienic despite being caught in an emergency.


Blankets. Temperature often drops during evening, therefore blankets would keep you company with cold nights and prevent hypothermia. It is also convenient to use these blankets as shades during daytime.


Having basic necessities in the midst of challenging situations could assure you and your loved ones feel safe and secured despite having emergencies or experiencing calamities.