Three Levels of Emergency Supply Kits

You can never really be truly ready for an emergency. That is the nature of the “emergency”:  that they are unexpected and, typically, inconvenient—sometimes even life-threatening.  All we can really do is try to speculate and anticipate what we might need in certain emergency situations and plan ahead.  

Like in the event of a natural disaster or fire; an earthquake or flood. Or, in your car, perhaps: you could always keep an emergency Survival Savior roadside kit just in case have a flat or find yourself unexpectedly broken down on the side of the road.

EMERGENCY SUPPLY KITS: The Basics

Regardless of where you live—the landscape, the climate, the time zone, the weather—there is a vast number of emergency situations you could find yourself in on any given day.  And on that random day, you will be quite satisfied to have prepared an emergency backpack or survival kit.  Image result for Three Levels of Emergency Supply Kits

The basic emergency kit should have, at the very least, the following:

    • (1) gallon of water per person per day for no less than (3) days
    • at least (3) days of food per person
    • a manual can opener
    • flashlight with extra batteries
    • whistle
    • battery or hand-crank radio
    • at least (1) cell phone (with charger and inverter or solar charger)
    • hand tools
    • plastic sheeting with duct (to fashion a shelter)
    • first aid kit

EMERGENCY SUPPLIES: First Aid Kit

Speaking of a first aid kit, your emergency first aid kit should have:

    • (2) pairs of latex gloves
    • thermometer
    • skin salves
    • adhesive bandages and other dressings
    • scissors
    • tweezers
    • prescription medicines
    • OTC medicines
    • soap/cleaning agents
    • antibiotic towelettes or ointment

EMERGENCY SUPPLIES: The Options

Not everyone may need these additional supplies, but here is another important list of things you may want to consider for your emergency survival kit:

    • infant/baby needs (diapers, creams, baby food, Pedialyte—which is also good for adult hydration)
    • pet food (and extra water, of course)
    • pertinent family documents (birth certificates, insurance policies, banking records, identification)
    • Sleeping bags and blankets
    • One or more additional days of clothing
    • household bleach (for cleaning/sanitation)
    • personal hygiene products
    • mess kits
    • various entertainments (books, puzzles, paper/pencil)

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