Survival Kit List
A survival kit is a great thing to have at home or in your car, just for your own peace of mind. This article includes a survival kit list of the items you need to get by in an emergency.
I just read a hub by a fellow hubber of ours having to do with a "bugout bag", or an emergency survival kit. I was thinking of making a hub on the same topic: when I was the Finance Manager of a Non-Profit institution, we had to , in response to a Home Security directive during the Bush administration, make emergency survival plans, and develop emergency survival supplies. I remember most of what I learned from the experts in preparing for an emergency for my institution; also, I came across the prep materials the other day, and got to thinking....It really would be good, and give a person a much-needed feeling of security for oneself and one's family, to be essentially prepared for ANYTHING, in today's world.
I strongly recommend people to do this: get a survival kit ready, just in case. Then you may go on about your business with fewer worries about what's going to happen next.
Here's what the experts said to have stashed, for survival in an emergency:
- Water. At least 2 gallons per person.
- Duct Tape
- A groundsheet or tarp
- An axe
- A battery-operated radio
- Bleach pills to sanitize water
- Sleeping bags, one per person
- Food in cans or dehydrated food: enough for three days for each person
- A toolkit: your basic hammer (with a claw on one end), screwdrivers, both Phillips and slot;a chisel and a spade.
- Generic seeds, not hybrid seeds, which cannot produce plants with viable seeds
- Fire materials: a lighter, matches...
- Flashlight (or torch if you're English!)
- Writing materials: pen, paper...
- Maps and an atlas
- A Compass
- 3 changes of clothes for each person; include seasonal garments, like a winter coat; make sure they are sturdy garments like denim. Also footgear suitable for hiking; hiking BOOTS are the best, in case you have to run and it's snowing.
- Fishing line and lures
- Coleman stove, Coleman lantern
- A couple of books. One of them should be a survival manual, including information on what plants in nature are edible.
- Pup tent
- First aid kit
- Masks (like painters wear when painting an apartment or a car)
And that was basically it. Basically, it seemed like camping stuff. All of these things are easily available (now), and not very expensive.
You could survive indefinitely with just these materials from this survival kit list to help you. What you couldn't bring with you, you would find a substitute in nature. And you have the basic tools to do just about anything you need to do: build a shelter, set traps for edible ground animals, fish, plant seeds, sanitize drinking water...
Sort of like "Robinson Crusoe" goes suburban, if you can get into that.
Once you pulled this survival kit list together, you could forget about it and hope you never needed it, and rest easy, knowing, no matter what happens, you are prepared.
Here are some other things that are good to know:
- A person can survive for about 30 days without food, on the average.
- A person can survive 4 to 7 days without water, on the average.
- A person can survive 4 to 7 minutes without air.
And some other survival nuggets that are interesting:
- The optimum group for survival is a mixed group of men, women and children. A group composed solely of adult men, or solely of adult women, has a smaller chance of survival than a group which has both men and women, and at least one child.
- The optimum number of people in the survival group is from 7 to 13 people; and it helps to have odd numbers of people, rather than even numbers of people.
- The more diverse the group is in terms of skills, the better. It's nice to have a doctor; it's nice to have an engineer; it's also nice to have a taxi driver whose sense of direction is impeccable; or a housewife whose ability to make things edible on a narrow budget is impeccable; or a even a homeless person who knows where the hidey-holes are.
- The least optimum number of survival group is 1. Don't go it alone! Bring a buddy, or three, or preferably 7 to 13 buddies along with you, and hopefully at least one of them has a child to add to the mix.
Good luck and God Bless! Get the survival kit list of stuff together, and then don't worry about it.
Love from Paradise.
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