What’s in Your Survival Kit?
WHAT IS YOUR EMERGENCY PLAN?
We have drills for tornados, fires, floods, and most other things Mother Nature can throw our way. Staying a step ahead to protect ourselves, as well as our loved ones is always the smart bet. But what do you do when things get serious? I’m not talking about panic buying toilet paper. Are you prepared in the event of an emergency? Do you have a survival kit? We’ll help you put a “go-bag” together that can assist you in getting through 72 hours.
10 ITEMS FOR YOUR SURVIVAL KIT
Having a knife, can opener, and other situational tools will come in handy when you need them most
Holding it together can be tough. A little ingenuity and this readily available material can go a long way.
first aid kit
A variety of medical supplies can be found packaged together at many price points. Have a seperate first-aid supply from the one already in your home in your survival kit.
Focus on canned goods, rice, or powdered alternatives to last far beyond when things get back to normal. If you need help planning out your perishable food items we recommend looking at this article on how to prepare a 2 week emergency food supply.
WATER AND SUPPLEMENTS
Water is one of the two most important factors in your safety. Keeping a considerable supply of water on hand is vital.
Echo H2 Tablets: Keeping energy high and improving your immune system are important when preparing for whatever life throws at you.
FLASHLIGHT WITH SPARE BATTERIES
Operating in the dark is inconvenient, if not dangerous. Shed a little light on the subject!
No matter your environment, having a way to stay dry and warm is vital. If your bag is getting full try adding some foil blankets instead.
Portable radios can be battery powered, hand-cranked powered, and even solar powered. Keeping up to date on the outside world is very important. Knowledge is power!
COMPASS AND MAP
If for whatever reason, you need to leave your current living space, finding a way back home is vital.
You’re not Bear Grylls. Starting a fire can be difficult even under the best circumstances. Save time and, most importantly, energy with this option.
“The greatest victory is that which requires no battle.” – Sun Tzu
The type of emergency you are preparing for may be different based on what part of the world you live in. Make sure you take necessary precautions and plan ahead for the challenges of your area. Beyond this, you need to prepare for those you will be caring for. Children, the elderly, and those who are pregnant will need additional support to sustain themselves. Carry those additional supplies plus medication with dosage exceeding 72 hours for individuals in your party.
At the end of the day, it’s better to have more than you need than not enough. Prepare for the unexpected and find the option that fits your needs, as well as your budget. In doing so, you can have confidence in knowing that you are prepared should an emergency arise. Here’s to a confident and collected you!
The Synergy Science Team